For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country.
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 – and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.
Enjpy scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, and 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.
In a series of train journeys lasting from 48 hours to a month, 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.
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.
Pride of place in the Rovos stable goes to the historic and restored station and locomotive yard, which is the heart and headquarters of this private railway company.
Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.
CAPE TOWN JOURNEY
For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 51-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country.
Join this three day Safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZulu-Natal. Take in the Big Five, a battlefields tour with a world-class historian and unusual African ceramics. Experience the Nambiti Conservancy – a Big Five private bush retreat set on 20 000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu-Natal.
CAPE TOWN AND DURBAN SAFARI PACKAGE
This seven-day journey begins in Cape Town and ends in Durban. Travel through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo.
DURBAN TO VICTORIA FALLS PACKAGE
Embark on this 10-day adventure with a two-night stay the Fairmont Zimbali, one of South Africa’s premier resorts on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast.
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. This journey begins in Pretoria and travels east towards Nelspruit.
Each year this nine-day 3 400-kilometre journey takes the train from the savannahs of the Highveld to the Atlantic Ocean. The Pride of Africa departs from Pretoria and ends up in Namibia visiting many towns and icons along the way. An incredible journey with many highlights.
VICTORIA FALLS JOURNEY
Experience a 1 600-kilometre journey through diverse and truly African scenery as Rovos Rail’s luxurious train meanders westwards through Mafikeng into Botswana and then north towards Mahalapye, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just after Gaborone. Once the train has passed through the dry reaches of Botswana it arrives at Plumtree in the late afternoon for border formalities with Zimbabwe. Continuing in a northwesterly direction, the train passes Bulawayo heading towards Thompson’s Junction and Hwange Game Reserve, where animals can be spotted from the train. The Falls and the elegant colonial-style Victoria Falls Hotel form an ideal destination.
DAR ES SALAAM JOURNEY
This epic 14-day journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania and is one of the most famous train journeys in the world. This magnificent sojourn starts in South Africa and ends in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
SOUTHERN AFRICA AIR CHARTER - TOUR SOUTHERN AFRICA IN A MAGNIFICENT CLASSIC AIRCRAFT
A dedicated crew accompanies guests on this superb and exclusive adventure, which includes two nights at six outstanding venues. An optional
pre-air tour has been designed to include two nights in Stellenbosch and two nights on Rovos Rail between Cape Town and Pretoria. A fabulous 12 night journey!
CAPE TO CARIO
Rovos Rail has designed the ultimate African experience for this exclusive five-star journey, which includes the incomparable luxury of Rovos Rail and a comfortable aircraft. This 28 day African expedition will carry an exclusive band of intrepid adventurers through the heartlands of
South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Sudan and Egypt.
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