Rovos Rail

This is safari – but not as you know it.

Hop aboard ‘the most luxurious train in the world’ as it embarks on bespoke journeys to Africa’s bucket-list destinations.

For more than three decades, Rovos Rail has built an international reputation on luxurious, bespoke journeys across Africa that hark back to a bygone era. Discover the romance of the continent from the comfort of beautiful, luxurious trains, with itineraries to suit all timelines and budgets.

Rovos Rail at a glance.

Rovos Rail journeys link some of Africa’s most bucket-list-worthy destinations. Vintage, wood-panelled sleeper coaches set the scene for the high romance of rail exploration, which is combined with friendly service, cuisine whipped up by a team of chefs and a relaxed atmosphere. With no radios or televisions on board, guests are encouraged to keep gadgets in their suites, sit back and watch the incredibly varied landscape unfold.

Rovos Rail.



Rovos is renowned as being the most luxurious train in the world – and it knows the meaning of ‘exclusive’. Journeys can begin from the private Edwardian rail station at Capital Park, Pretoria, and along each route you’ll find incredible attention to detail. On board the vintage train, sit down in your finery at crisp white tablecloths to four-course dinners; off-board, enjoy engaging guided excursions at once-in-a-lifetime destinations.


Venture into the heart of South Africa and beyond on unforgettable journeys. Rovos Rail traverses southern Africa from coast to coast, with routes ranging from two to 15 days taking in Zambia’s Victoria Falls and South Luangwa National Park, the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, and Lobito on Angola’s shores. Rovos also offers combination trips – blends of short and long journeys that together make extraordinary itineraries.

The arranging and detail of the holiday were expertly handled…everything went to plan.

Peter H, Swift Travel client.

Speak to our Rovos Rail travel experts.

Let us take away the headache of where you can and can’t travel, talk to one of our consultants today about your next trip on 020 8502 8300.

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