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Rovos – Unrivaled Luxury Train Travel

By Odessa Schlanger

In days gone by where steam-driven trains rolled through the countryside and lovers waved their handkerchiefs in goodbye at the station, there has been a certain air of romance and elegance associated with luxury train travel. It is this spirit that forms the core of Rovos Rail – both in terms of their classically renovated carriages in the artlessness of their excellent staff.

A private company operating out of restored historical building of Capital Park Station, Rovos Rail offers guests some of the most magnificent cross-country scenery while relaxing on the most luxurious trains in the world. It is unsurprising that the business enjoys an excellent international reputation.

Obviously, it is both the dramatic appeal of Africa’s greatest destinations and the trains themselves that make this adventure so unique. Despite the historical Edwardian interior decor, the suites boast all the latest luxuries that modern technology can provide, including air-conditioning and hot running water.

The most spacious – and inevitably, more pricey – accommodation is provided in the top-of-the-range Royal Suites, while the more budget conscious traveler can still enjoy the enduring charm and comfort in the Pullman Suites. Each train can accommodate 72 passengers, giving all the suites an airy feel and ensuring all guests’ needs are attended to with excellent timing and a high standard of personal care.

Perhaps you have fantasized about seeing the torrential cascades of water that are the infamous Victoria Falls. Or maybe you have imagined gazing over the unoccupied dunes of the Namib Desert. Wherever you have pictured yourself in Africa, Rovos Rail can take you in ultimate style and luxury.

If you haven’t, perhaps, got the time or the finance to enjoy a full fortnight onboard, why not consider a shorter trip of just a day or two? You can still be certain of having a holiday that you’ll never forget.

For the more adventurous, the railway can take you into the game reserves of Mpumalanga or into the real African vibe of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Whatever your decision, you can be sure this won’t be a holiday you’ll ever forget.

And it isn’t all about the train and the drama of the African landscape. The team of onboard staff aim to ensure all guests have the opportunity to savour local delicacies and traditional recipes, along with lots of locally grown produce.

With the wood paneled historic charm of the dining car creating a unique atmosphere to indulge in some of the finest tastes – in terms of cuisine, opulent style and adventure – all while relishing in the refinement and romance of luxury train travel.

Looking for the pinnacle of luxury train travel ? Get the inside scoop now in our complete Rovos Train Pullman Suite overview.

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