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South African Dream
Luxury Train
Luxury Train


Rovos Rail and its Pride of Africa offers an old-world elegance and luxury to a degree that was never equaled in the 1920s.


Many seasoned IRT Society travelers consider it their favorite train experience.
Celebrated not only for its teak equipment, the train is rightfully proud of its stellar dining, amazing South African wine list, and friendly on-board service. In short, the entire experience is consistent in meeting the highest luxury standards.
The coaches have been painstakingly rebuilt with fine teak paneling, traditional furnishings and period décor for an elegant ambiance.

Hauled either by diesel, electric or steam, the 36 excellently finished suites carry a top load of 72 passengers, keeping the experience exclusive.
The coaches - classics brought lovingly back to life - are wood panelled and elegant, the kind of location you'd expect to find Agatha Christie's Inspector Poirot bustling about in.

The Royal and Deluxe Suites each have their own private lounges. Their bathrooms come complete with showers and a Victorian bath

A highlight of the Rovos Rail experience is the Observation car at the back of the train. Big windows and open-air balconies give you a magnificent view as you sip your bubbly and gaze out over South African landscape

Most of Rovos Rail's trains depart from Capital Park private station in Pretoria. The nearest airport is outside Johannesburg, an hour's drive away.