When it comes to traveling, there’s something enchanting about the idea of embarking on an adventure by train. The rhythmic clatter of the wheels, the ever-changing scenery passing by, and the old-world charm of luxury train travel have a unique allure.
If you’re seeking an extraordinary way to explore the diverse and stunning landscapes of Africa in total luxury, the Rovos Rail offers a journey that will leave you spellbound. It has earned a reputation for being one of the most opulent (and beautiful!) train journeys in the world. It offers up next-level cuisine paired with fine wines, accompanied by impeccable service. The best part? Falling asleep (in total luxury) and waking up somewhere entirely new.
There are several route options available on the Rovos Rail, but the most iconic is still the journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls, which you can ride in either direction. Known as “The Smoke That Thunders,” Victoria Falls is one of the most jaw-dropping natural wonders on the planet, which really is a cherry on top before or after your voyage.
Rovos Rail seamlessly manages to fuse the elements of safari with a breathtakingly scenic route — think African savannahs, woodlands, and gorgeous greenery that stretches as far as the eye can see. Plus, the vistas are framed by its luxurious wooden interiors, much of which is made from imported African mahogany. The attention to detail is truly unbelievable!
The dress code? Smart casual during the day and formal at dinner — so if dressing up is your tune, you’re bound to be delighted. In addition to life on board the Rovos, you’ll be able to experience various safari excursions and many other moments to unwind.
A trip on the Rovos Rail is the perfect accompaniment to a more traditional safari in South Africa (or Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana) and is a great way to include some time in Victoria Falls too.
Exquisite finishes (like RVR insignia on all the cutlery!), flickering candlelight, luxurious carpeting and those mahogany-panelled walls, all set a nostalgic mood you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, the open-air section at the rear stands out as a true gem. Savour the panoramic view of the passing landscapes, gin and tonic in hand!
This open-air coach is also ideal for photographers and videographers wanting to capture vanishing train tracks as they journey through the ever-changing scenery.
If you’re after a bygone era of classic train journeys while savouring the essence of Africa, then it’s time to get all aboard the Rovos Rail! Get in touch with our team today to organise this once-in-a-lifetime experience— where the journey itself is as important as the destination.