Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for it’s truly world class travel experience. Step aboard the classic wood panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experience the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion. The trains, which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.
There is no finer way to see South Africa that the popular 2 night 3 day journey between Pretoria and Cape Town. Travel the grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting bareness of the Great karoo. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape. Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian village was founded as a refreshment stop in 1890. A stop is also made in Kimberley to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the diamond mine museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.
This special three-day safari departs from Pretoria during the summer months and includes game drives in mkhaya Game reserve in Swaziland and hluhluwe Game reserve in Zululand. The journey ends in Durban.
This 2 night, 3 day journey departs from Pretoria and meanders north over the Soutpansberg Mountains. South African border formailies take place at Musina in a north-westerly direction passing through Thompson’s Junction and Hwange Game Reserve where guests will enjoy an early morning game drive. Journeys end is the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.
This picturesque 24-hour trip runs between Cape town and George during the summer months and is rated one of the most beautiful in the world. The KWV Brandy Distillery is visited on the George to Cape Town leg. On the Cape Town to George leg a stop is made to sample the wines of a local wine estate.
In July every year, this epic 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. This magnificent sojourn will take you through South Africa with short tours of the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria.
Then a two-night stay in a private game lodge in the famous Kruger national Park Game area, before crossing to Zimbabwe, with another overnight stop at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
After crossing the mighty Zambezi River travel north eastwards through Zambia, joining the Tazara Railway line at Kapiri Mposhe. Enjoy a bush walk and picnic at Kundalilia Falls, and continue the climb towards the Zambian / Tanzanian border, almost the midpoint between Africa’s two Great Rift Valley itself and enjoy spectacular scenery as the train negotiates the tunnels’ switchbacks and viaducts of the escarpment. Early on the last day the train passes through the Selous Game Reserve, the largest on the Continent – a vision of timeless African shortly before arrival in Dar Es Salaam Station.
Rovos Rail has designed a delightful nine-day Golf Safari to entertain the most discerning player with optional excursions for non-playing guests at all venues. Guests will play golf at the Hans Merensky Golf Estate at the Kruger Park, the Royal Swazi Golf Club in Swaziland, Durban Beachwood Club in Durban, Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg Mountains and lastly Sun City before returning to Pretoria.