The most luxurious Train in the World


Enjoy this absolutely fabulous experience. Travel in the comfort of yesteryear with the most outstanding service, food, wine and attention to detail.

About the Train

Rovos Rail is a private railway company operating out of Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa. The Society of International Railway Travelers has regularly named the Pride of Africa, as the train is called, as one of the World’s Top 25 Trains because of its excellent accommodation, public spaces, service, dining and off-train sightseeing.

Rovos Rail runs its train-hotel to a regular schedule on various routes throughout Southern Africa, from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania. The trains consist of restored Rhodesia Railways (NRZ) coaches with two lounges, two restaurant cars, private sleeping compartments, each with private ensuite facilities. The train has three types of accommodation on board, the smallest being a Pullman, at 76 square feet; the largest being the Royal Suite, which is half a train car, and 172 square feet. All types of cabins have ensuite shower, sink and toilet. The Royal also has a Victorian-style bathtub.

The company was started in 1989 by Rohan Vos and is still family owned.


Rovos Rail operates the following routes:

  • Golf Safari: Pretoria, Kruger Park, Swaziland, Durban, Drakensberg, Sun City
  • Golf Collage: Pretoria, Kruger Park, Durban, Bloemfontein, George, Cape Town
  • Pretoria to Cape Town or vice-versa
  • Pretoria to Durban or vice-versa
  • Pretoria to Victoria Falls or vice-versa
  • Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and vice-versa
  • Pretoria to Swakopmund, Namibia or vice-versa as well as golf safaris and private train charters.

Every two years Rovos Rail runs a Cape to Cairo route (using private chartered aircraft and lake cruiser for parts of the journey).


  • Rovos Landscapes
  • Vic Falls
  • Rovos Landscapes
  • Garden Route
  • Nostalgia
  • Observation Car
  • Landscapes
  • Vic Falls
  • Viewing Car
  • Viewing Car evenings
  • Deluxe Bathroom
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Deluxe layout
  • Journeys
  • Life on the Train
  • Pullman Layout
  • Pullmann
  • Royal Bathroom
  • Royal Layout
  • Royal Suite
  • Viewing Car
  • Dining Car


African Collage

African Golf Collage

Rovos Rail Routes - Dar

Dar es Salaam


Golf Safari

Golf Safari

Rovos Namibia Trip


Vic Falls Route

Vic Falls Route


Pullman Deluxe Suite Royal Suite
Golf Safari R 40,900 R 59,900 R 79,900
Golf Collage R 48,400 R 71,400 R 95,400
Namibia R 47,400 R 71,400 R 94,400
Victoria Falls R 18,900 R 27,950 R 36,00
-NEW 3 Nights incl. Game Drive Hwange National Park
Cape Town – Pretoria / Pretoria – Cape Town
2 Nights R 14,900 R 22,500 R 39,600
Single Surcharge 50%


Golf Safari: 09-17.10.2014, 28.11-06.12.2014, 19-27.02.2015, 02-10.04.2015,  08-16.10.2015, 26.12-04.12.2015
Golf Collage: 06-14.11.2014, 17-25.11.2014, 21-29.05.2015, 05-13.11.2015, 16-24.11.2015

Namibia: 09-17.04.2015, 19-27.04.2015, 30.04-08.05.2015, 10-18.05.2015
Victoria Falls: 5 Departure dates per month
Cape Town – Pretoria: Monday departures

Pretoria – Cape Town: Friday departures