For those of you who want to experience Africa - in the wood panelled, gleaming five-star luxury of a bygone era. 

 

Cape Town

Pursuit along the vast green pastures and through ranges of mountain valleys and exquisite Cape wine routes. Close your journey in the Mother City, invited by the crystal coast and ever spectacular Table Mountain. Stop briefly to envelope the rich history of Victorian Village;   Matjiesfontein,  which houses its own platform museum. We make stops in Kimberley for a leisure tour to our well known Diamond Mine Museum and also the world famous excavation, the Big Hole. All along this road, be treated to our impeccable gourmet delights, enhancing the serene experience

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Golf Safari

Rovos Rail is host to two specifically designed packages for the spirited Golfer, The Golf Safari begins in Pretoria and travels west to Sun City in the hills of the Pilanesberg for a day at this well -established Golf park, inclusive of a game drive for non-golfers. This estate is crafted on the foot the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains, where 18 holes await at the Champagne Sports Resort with a personal guided tour of the battlefields a further highlight for non-golfers. Indulge in a game at Durban Country Club or opt to tour this colorful city before heading for the  challenging Leopard Creek golf course home to the one and only Kruger Park. 

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Dar Es Salaam

This rich and diverse  15-day train journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is evidently one of the most famous tours in the world. Beginning in Cape Town it swoops guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley and the capital city of Pretoria for short tours followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Continuing down into Zimbabwe where guests overnight at the stunning  Victoria Falls Hotel. Passing  accross the majestic Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara line in Zambia and continues to Chisimba Falls where guests are invited to enjoy a freeing bush walk. The train then makes a strong climb to the Tanzanian border and then descends into the haven of the  Great Rift Valley. Climbing again, it treks the Selous Game Reserve – the largest on the continent and a unforgettable vision
of Africa – before its long awaited  g arrival in Dar es Salaam the following day.

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Victoria Falls

Pretoria station marks the start of this journey, trailing through Johannesburg and the Magaliesberg Mountains. Commencing at Mafikeng, trekking north through Gaborone  lush capital of Botswana, and coursing the Tropic of Capricorn righ to the tip of our Zimbabwean border at Plumtree. Enjoy vast picturesque views as we  pass through Hwange National Park – where the rich wildlife sanctuary can be spotted and enjoyed on a exclusive excursion. The experience closes at the breathtaking Victoria Falls on the majestic Zambezi River. Here our travelers may choose from many activities to envelope themselves into, from 5 star cruises, thrilling white-water rafting as well as rugged game viewing and photo safaris.

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African Golf Collage

This nine-day adventure cascades from Pretoria to Cape Town and includes a golfing and non-golfing itinerary. After enjoying a game drive in the picturesque Kruger Park, guests are invited into Zululand for game viewing at Hluhluwe – the oldest reserve in Africa. The train then treks all along the coast of St Lucia Wetland Park to Durban, where a city tour and through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Ardmore Ceramics will be enjoyed. Tour Bloemfontein then continue into the night along the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains to Port Elizabeth for Addo Elephant Park. We visit the ostrich farm of Oudtshoorn followed by a panoramic descent through the Outeniqua Mountains to George. After a brief and magical visit in the lush oasis of Knysna, the train takes us to  the scenic Garden Route to the winelands for a brandy distillery visit and across the Cape Fold Mountains before our spirited journey closes in Cape Town

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Private Hire

Rovos Rail is proud to present the ideal combination for group and incentive charters in Southern Africa. Catering to a maximum of 80 passengers in the comfort and luxury associated with our product, we are able to construct exciting and practical itineraries to suit your available time and budget.

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Durban Safari

This adventure between Pretoria and Durban initiates within our summer months. Enjoy ample activities such as extreme game drives, a battlefields tour with a world-class historian and view our artistic African ceramic displays. Visit the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private retreat in the heart of our vast bushveld in KwaZulu-Natal   and be informed on our great agricultural diversity in its natural habitats and grasslands. Neatly placed, visit the magical game farm, Spionkop Lodge which boasts adjoining a 11 000-acre nature reserve. Trek the bushveld and conquer the mountain all whist admiring this home of wildlife down to the chirping bird. Let the African rythyms and rich historical spirit charm your senses before embarking on the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban. 

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Namibia Safari

Departing from Pretoria, This nine-day journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic in the west. Our first stop will be in Kimberley, heart of our world famous diamond mine where we can exploit a chance to soak in the 1870s atmosphere of the mine museum village. Guests will continue along Kalahari Desert up to Namibia’s capital for a brief tour; meeting the lively Windhoek, uptown-city feel,  with  strong German reminiscents . We continue Sossusvlei, a secluded treasure in the Namib Desert, for an overnight stay followed by a night in the game-rich Etosha National Park. We then end off this remarkable journey in the 19th-century German Hansa town of Swakopmund , leaving all adventurous appetites appeased.

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Guesthouses

Rovos Rail is affiliated with the most luxurious seaside guesthouses overlooking the historical village of Kalk Bay and St James with majestic views across the Indian Ocean. These guesthouses are so immaculately sought after and presented, inviting the tasteful guest to come and be spoilt after their thorough adventures.

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My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay