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Luxury Rail Safaris

Luxury and Comfort

An aspect that sets Rovos Rail apart is the superb collection of rebuilt and refurbished coaches that offer world-class comfort and style.

The Lounge Car
The Lounge Car
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For the convenience of passengers, Rovos Rail operates two classic trains of 20 superbly restored coaches, half of which date back to the 1920s. Each train can accommodate up to 72 passengers in unrivalled spaciousness. A third 13-coach, 42-berth Edwardian train is available year round for charter, including private functions and corporate tours.

The coaches - which have been collected from the far corners of the country - have been painstakingly rebuilt and refurbished to offer discerning travelers the last word in comfort and style.

The use of traditional furnishings and period decor, with top-class craftsmanship evident in fine wood paneling, has ensured that the atmosphere of elegance and grandeur far exceeds the original.

Each one of these carriages, from kitchen cars to sleeper coaches and guards vans, has its own story. A few dating back to 1911 were constructed in Europe and shipped to South Africa in the first half of this century.

Some have carried royalty, others have ended up serving as restaurants or lying derelict and forgotten in sidings for decades. All are now cherished members of the Rovos Rail fleet of 60 carriages.

The Sleeper Coach
The Sleeper Coach
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At Capital Park, the new headquarters of Rovos Rail, teams of craftsmen and engineers ensure that every inch of the coaches is up to standard and that their gleaming green paintwork is immaculate.

Possible train setups depending on the number of passengers:

  • Engine
  • Guards Van
  • Staff Van
  • +- 5 carriages with 3 Deluxe Suites each
  • 1 carriage with 2 Royal Suites
  • Lounge Bar
  • 1st Dining Car
  • Kitchen Car
  • 2nd Dining Car
  • 1 carriage with 2 Royal Suites
  • +- 5 carriages with 3 Deluxe Suites each
  • END Observation Car
  • Engine
  • Guards Van
  • Staff Van
  • 1 carriage with 2 Royal Suites
  • Lounge Bar
  • Kitchen Car
  • Dining Car
  • 1 carriage with 2 Royal Suites
  • +- 6 carriages with 3 Deluxe Suites each
  • END Observation Car

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