Rovos Rail, Luxury Rail

Rovos Rail (The Pride Of Africa)

A once in a lifetime experience in total luxury

This is true luxury in a grand style harking back to the grace of the age of steam. Although the coaches are vintage, they have been lovingly and lavishly restored providing one of the most luxurious experiences you will find anywhere in the world. You will be hauled by a steam engine for the start and ending of your journey (lack of coaling and watering facilities en route these days prevents more extensive use of these incredible locomotives). Once on board your every need is taken care of. The food is a sumptuous banquet often served stationary in the wilderness viewing the amazing African sunset.

While you are traveling

Excursions are arranged en route to game parks and other features of interest. As you can see from the map the routes over which Rovos Rail travels are extensive harking back to the colonial times when the railways were built as an extension of empire! Now you can relax and view the splendour of Africa unfolding before your eyes as you travel via Victoria Falls to Tanzania. A journey up to Windhoek will take you through the vast desert wilderness of Namibia. But the routes through South Africa to Cape Town, along the Garden Route and through Zululand to Durban are still the most popular and rewarding – especially at the start or finish of your holiday experience. Pretoria to Cape Town takes two gloriously full days and the train stops to allow you an undisturbed night’s rest. As always luxury demands its own price but we feel this compares very favourably with the top hotels anywhere in the world.