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Welcome to Rovos Rail

The Most Luxurious Train in the World

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 nights, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top 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.
The beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, 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.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Cape Town

Rediscover the old pioneering trail of the Karoo on this 3-night journey

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Durban Safari

Venture into the heart of the South African bushveld on this 2-night safari

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Victoria Falls

A 3/4-night meander to see one of the natural wonders of the world

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Golf Safari

An exciting 9-night kaleidoscope of golf and scenic beauty (and non-golfing)

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Namibia Safari

Explore untamed deserts and the wild Atlantic on this 9/11-night safari

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African Collage

A 12-night tapestry of landscape, game, history and culture covering South Africa

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Southern Cross

An 11-night panoramic journey through South Africa, eSwatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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African Trilogy

A spectacular 14-night meander across the continent from the mountainous east to the deserts of the west

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Dar es Salaam

Embark on this epic 15-night voyage across Southern Africa

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Trail of Two Oceans

A pioneering 15-night east-west African adventure

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Copper Trail

14 nights uniting a natural wonder of the world with the famous copper trail

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Create extraordinary itineraries combining our short and long journeys

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Discover our variety of special collections for guests travelling Southern Africa

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Private Hire

See our bespoke offerings for private and corporate train safaris

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