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Rovos Rail

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About Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail provides travellers with the most luxurious and comfortable way to explore the beautiful and interesting sites South Africa has to offer. A trip on the most luxurious train in the world creates unforgettable memories and offers the opportunity to get to know Southern Africa.

Each Rovos Rail journey in Southern Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of this private railway company which is Capital Park Station and Locomotive Yard in Pretoria. Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites. The use of traditional furnishings and exclusive décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the suites, dining, lounge and observation cars.

There is no better way to experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel then on Rovos Rail through Southern Africa. Rovos Rail's unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine some of the most magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences.

Rovos Rail guests are invited to step aboard the wood-panelled coaches, which are classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, in order to enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury while some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.

The Rovos Rail Luxury Train

The epitome of luxury with exclusive wood panelling and period Edwardian features, the air-conditioned train suites accommodate two people offering the option of twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs.

The Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant, measuring ±16 sq metres/±172 sq feet in size. Each Royal Suite has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The Deluxe Suites (± sq metres/±118 sq feet) can also accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The Pullman Suites (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The very spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All the suites of Rovos Rail are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers' choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Destination Africa

In a series of train journeys lasting from 24 hours to more than 12 weeks, the Pride of Africa links some of Africa's greatest destinations from Cape Town, at the tip of Africa, to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route along the Cape south coast.

The Rovos Rail trains, which are hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.

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Contact: Ryan Mackie

Telephone: +27 (0)21 794-9050
Fax: +27 (0)21 794-9995
Mobile: +27 (0)82 782-3142

Postal Address:
4 Rhodes Drive, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa

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