Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences.
Step aboard the wood-panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - for this 3 night 5* journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria. Immediately settle in and relax in one of the deep sofas or wingback chairs in the elegant Lounge Car, or make your way to the rear of the train to the Observation Car, with its large windows so you can enjoy some of the most varied scenery imaginable.
Enjoy fine cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the beautiful pre-1940 dining cars, complemented by fine South African wine. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There's an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty at dinner.
When you are ready to retire for the evening, the accommodation choice is between twin or double-bedded Royal, Deluxe or Pullman suites. Each one of these is a stunning vision of vintage opulence, with mod cons blending seamlessly into the period Edwardian features.
The 1,600 km journey departs on selected days throughout the year. Enjoy game viewing in Zimbabwe's Hwange Game Reserve, one of the world's richest and diverse wildlife sanctuaries, and watch the goldfields of the Witwatersrand unfurl before your eyes. Marvel and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, and cross the Tropic of Capricorn.
There is no better way to combine magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of leisure travel.
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Three meals daily; all alcoholic and other beverages; sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide; entrance fees to places of interest; and 24 hour full room service/bar facilities are included. Please note that any off-train excursions cannot be guaranteed and will be undertaken only if time permits. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes any off-train beverages.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
There is a guest safe in every suite on board the train.
Smoking of cigarettes and cigars only is allowed in the privacy of the suites and in the club lounge.
It is not advisable to lean out of the windows while the train is in motion.
There is a small Gift Shop on board the train and at the station premises at Capital Park in Pretoria.
The use of credit cards is preferred. All major credit cards are accepted on the train.
Gratuities for the staff are at your discretion. If you wish to show your appreciation in this manner, there is a suitably marked envelope in your suite that you can hand directly to the Train Manager who will distribute any amounts on a pro rata basis amongst the staff on board.
Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. Breakfast 0700 to 1000; Lunch 1300; Tea 1630; Formal Dinner 1930. All meals are served at these times unless otherwise stated in the timetable. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.
During the day, the dress is smart-casual. In keeping with the dignified atmosphere of the train, many guests prefer to dress for dinner - a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement for the gentlemen; and for ladies cocktail/evening dresses or suits are suggested.
There is a limited laundry service on board comprising household washers, dryers and steam irons. The turnaround is 48 hours.
The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suite only. The reception is poor while the train is moving.