About Rovos Rail

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Step aboard the classic wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the sub-continents greatest destinations. The beautifully rebuilt trains carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys. Rovos Rail has also established three stately seaside retreats in St James, Cape Town.
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"Put this one on your bucket list"

From the moment we stepped on the train its opulence exuded. The food was amazing. The staff were polite, friendly and extremely obliging nothing was too much trouble. Our trip from Pratoria to Cape Town was top rate. Amazing scenery and off train tours very informative. Put this one on your bucket list.

Les H.,

"To sum it all up the most fantastic experience of a lifetime"

We have just come home from our Rovos Rail trip from Dar Es Salaam to Capetown. To sum it all up the most fantastic experience of a lifetime. From A to Z and in every way Rovos Rail does it right. The train itself is amazing. The service impeccable. We felt like royalty at all times. The food was amazing, however I did find myself craving a good old western hamburger. Never found anyone to be anything but extremely nice and accommodating. I would highly recommend the excursion to anyone. Thank you for your continued communication before our trip. We also felt very safe at all times. We were certainly well cared for. Thank you.

William and Judith Smith,

"The preparation, presentation and the taste of the food..."

I just wanted to send this mail to compliment the entire Rovos Rail for what has been an unforgettable journey from Pretoria to Cape Town. Every single Rovos staff member that we encountered and spoke to was incredibly supportive, friendly, helpful, generous, (especially with the wine), and I would have to rate you a perfect 10 with regards to service delivery on and off the train. We also appreciate the fact that Mr Rohan Vos personally met every one at the station in Cape Town which emphasises the fact that you really do care about service delivery and taking care of your clients. The preparation, presentation and the taste of the food and wine pairing was also fantastic. Well done to your kitchen staff. In general there is not one single thing that I can complain about during the entire journey. Keep up the good work and regards to every staff member in your service. Many Thanks.

Anthony van Buuren,