Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. The wood-panelled coaches have been remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, and guests can enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.
Accommodation & Facilities
The trains – which may be hauled by 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 newly rebuilt Capital Park station and locomotive yard, which is the heart and new headquarters of this private railway company.
Rovos operates a number of journeys including Pretoria To Cape Town and Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Highlights of the Pretoria to Cape Town route include visits to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, a 100-year-old refreshment stop in the arid Karoo, and Kimberley (city of De Beers), the diamond boom-town that’s home to the Big Hole, the world’s largest man-made excavation. Trips to and from Victoria Falls include a wildlife drive in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest.