Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.
Rovos trains are one of the most luxurious and unique trains in the world! They have their own 60-acre private station facility at Capital Park, Pretoria allowing for maximum security, cleanliness and efficiency. This means that there is convenient free parking areas for cars and buses and all guests are welcomed with a champagne reception at departure.
The Rovos Pullman, Deluxe and Royal suites are the largest suites on any train in the world and 90% of the suites have king size beds for guests to sleep comfortably and spaciously with the movement of the train on the rails.
Guests can only expect luxury and the highest standards of cleanliness in bathrooms, as well as fresh air through train windows or the heating or cooling of airconditioning to ensure utmost comfort in any climate.
The Rovos observation car at the back of the train has an open deck and the train travels at a maximum of 60km per hour ensuring the highest comfort and scenic viewing pleasure.
Cuisine Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs are responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for.
There’s an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.
Dress for days on the train is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings.
In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board and the use of mobile phones and laptops are confined to the privacy of your suites only.
Smoking is only allowed in the privacy of your suite and in the Club Lounge.