Experience the extravagance of Victorian and Edwardian-era train travel on a journey aboard one of Rovos Rail’s gleaming trains, all which were saved from the scrap heap and painstakingly restored to their former glory. Interiors are exceedingly better than original, featuring fine wood panelling, classic period furniture and modern luxuries such as showers and safes.
The superbly refurbished Rovos Rail trains carry 72 passengers in comfort and style. Each one comprises of air-conditioned sleeper coaches, a lounge car, one or two dining carriages as well as an opulent observation car with a unique glassed-in rear, which opens out onto a covered balcony. The dress code is smart casual throughout the day, formal in the evenings.
Journeys range from 48 hours (Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa) to a 15 day epic traversing through Southern and Eastern Africa (Cape Town to Dar Es Saleem). You can even go on a golf safari across South Africa, playing at the best courses in the country. Off-rail excursions vary according to your itinerary, with the shortest trip calling in at Matjiesfontein, a charming well-preserved 19th century town, and a stop to see the Big Hole, the world’s largest manmade excavation.