Rovos Rail

Explore this magnificent continent in style

Founded in 1989, this truly elegant train transports its passengers past the landscapes of South Africa, through the plains of Namibia, across the majestic Victoria Falls. Experience a safari adventure in wonderful places like Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania or Madikwe and Kruger national parks with journeys lasting between three and 15 days.

Rovos Rail is not just about the destination, it is an experience in itself. Begin your days on the train with breakfast served in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars. After breakfast move to the viewing carriage to take in your surroundings or unwind in the lounge. Lunch is served at 1.00pm with a gong heralding the start. All meals are freshly prepared by the talented onboard chefs; perhaps sample one of the wines chosen to pair perfectly with your meal. In the afternoon relax in the bar, chatting to your fellow guests or the friendly staff who are there to create a wonderful memory.

An afternoon tea is usually served at 4.30pm in the lounge or observation car at the rear of the train. A formal four-course meal is served at 7.30pm with a dress code of jacket and tie for men and evening gown for the ladies adding to the elegance of the journey. In the evenings the train stops for the night to help provide a peaceful night of sleep.

Choose from three standards of cabin – all offer comfort and relaxing surroundings as well as shower, air conditioning, safe, fridge, dressing gown and slippers, writing desk and room service plus much more. For the ultimate experience, book a Royal Suite – taking up half a carriage, the spacious suites each have their own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. This really is the ultimate, luxury train ride. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Relaxing in the bar as you watch the countryside whizz by
  • Upgrading to a spacious double bedroom suite
  • Embracing the traditional elements of a bygone era

Sample Itinerary Summary

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4 days
Guide Price
£1,739 per person
Price based on
Based on 26 September 19, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Escorted
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities.Meals included as stated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) and alcoholic beverages.
  • Meals included as stated with drinks
  • Excursions as stated.
Not included
  • International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visas
  • South Africa

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Departing from Rovos Rail's private train station
    • Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn
  • Zimbabwe

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Passing through Hwange National Park
    • Seeing Victoria Falls