An unforgettable railway vacay
If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind getaway, a trip on the Rovos Rail is second to none. Harking back to a bygone area of sophisticated train travel, Rovos Rail is a luxury rail experience that offers journeys in, and outside of, South Africa (there’s even an epic 15-day journey to Dar es Salaam). Starting in the capital, prepare to chug along 1 600km of scenic vistas. Along the way you’ll pass the vast Karoo, before stopping in Kimberly, and then on to historic Matjiesfontein.
Rovos Rail Pretoria – Cape Town Photo Gallery
This journey of a lifetime ends at Cape Town Station. ACCOMMODATION Imagine a moving hotel equipped with a Victorian- glass-enclosed look-out spaces (in the form of observation cars), a cigar room, and lounges with deep sofas and wingbacked chairs.
Guests have a choice between three suites: the Pullman, Deluxe or Royal. While some are more spacious (and, well, pricey) than others, the woodpanelling and Edwardian features makes for a truly comfortable trip, and all of the suites have bathrooms (shower only in Pullman and Deluxe; free-standing bath in Royal).
Meals are formal affairs that begin with the sounding of a gong – expect to wear a cocktail dress (ties and jackets for the guys), some of SA’s BOOK IT From R17 495pps from Pretoria to Cape Town (and vice versa). Includes two-night stay in Pullman Suite, all meals on board, beverages, off-train excursions, room and laundry service. For a full rates list visit rovos.com
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