Rovos Rail

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Cape Town, South Africa

Embark on luxurious journey through Africa aboard a magnificent Pride of Africa locomotive with Rovos Rail. Step back in time and experience the glamour of a bygone era as you travel through Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Namibia and other stunning destinations. These magnificent journeys last from 48 hours to one month and start or end at the privately owned and very grand Colonial-style railway station in Capital Park, Pretoria,

The gleaming restored classic trains accommodate up to 72 passengers in opulent surroundings with wood panelling, period décor and traditional furnishings.

Offering impeccable service, the finest cuisine and luxurious accommodation, this will appeal to discerning travellers seeking a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Each of the 36 elegant and decent-sized suites is designed for maximum privacy and combines old-world charm with contemporary comforts. The Royal Suites are ideal for those wishing to indulge.

Indulge in a lavish afternoon tea in a Victorian atmosphere in the dining car or sip a glass of South African fine wine as you watch the spectacular scenery from the comfort of the observation car. An array of off-train excursions is on offer depending on your route and may include visiting historic villages, thrilling game viewing or scenic boat cruises.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Cape Town into a greater South Africa holiday. Take a look at Nature, Wildlife & City as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Rovos Rail Information

Location and getting there:

Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria is 61 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The station in Cape Town is 19 km from the international airport.


There are three different categories of accommodation: Pullman Suites (7-sqm), Deluxe Suites (10-sqm) and Royal Suites (16-sqm). All air-conditioned rooms feature double or twin beds, wood panelling, Edwardian furnishings and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The four spacious Royal Suites benefit from the addition of a private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath.


Dining car
Lounge car
Observation car
24-hour room service


Off train excursions include photo safaris, game viewing, white water rafting, city tours, river cruises and overnight stays at game reserves.


Rovos Rail does accommodate children but please bear in mind it has a grown-up feel. Long journeys are not recommended for children under 13. There are no child-minding facilities or activities for children.

Rovos Rail Price Guide

4 out of 5

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