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Not for those in a rush. Time to enjoy fantastic scenery in luxurious surroundings with great food... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul H
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Old World train

we had two nights on this train from cape town to Pretoria with our group. The cabins were small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trvlchnnl
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not for those in a rush. Time to enjoy fantastic scenery in luxurious surroundings with great food. The service onboard was superb.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had two nights on this train from cape town to Pretoria with our group. The cabins were small, yet very comfortable. Double bed seemed a bit larger than a queen, so it was nice and the AC worked really well in the December heat....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trvlchnnl
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We value and appreciate your kind feedback and I have chatted to our food and beverage department about your comment regarding our food offerings on board. Thank you for travelling with us and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended our Zim holiday in 2018 by leaving Victoria Falls on this well known South African luxury train. This was our second trip, with 1 day more than our previous one. It never fails to actually admire what they accomplish on this train, considering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank karlschoeman
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr Schoeman Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely feedback! We so appreciate when guests really understand what it is we try to achieve on board so a review such as yours reminds us that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Modernized 1930’s vintage luxury train which delivered on its promise of excellence and charm. The kingsized bed in the Deluxe suite with ample storage for your bags made for a very comfortable journey. Staff attended to your every need unobtrusively. Meals were very nicely presented...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 60cherylj
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear @60cherylj Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We so appreciate your review and I have printed it out for the train staff to see in their crew room! We hope to welcome you on board again one day. Thank you for travelling...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned this trip with friends 2 years in advance, and had accepted that it would be the most expensive we'd ever taken, at $33,000.00USD for 2 of us for the 15 day rail trip from Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town. This worked out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Vera D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reminds me of the Agatha Christie movies, and Sherlock Holmes. Stunning decor and comfort. THe service world class, and abundance of food and wines. They serve Meerlust Rubicon ( highly recommended) amongst others. Suites are comfortable, and staff are friendly and anticipate ones needs. Welldone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KevinMoss752
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, Mr Moss. We truly appreciate your lovely feedback and I will make sure that the staff from your train see your kind words. We hope to welcome you on board one day again soon! Wishing you all the best for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip from Cape Town to Pretoria aboard Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa and our fourth trip on the train in total. Each time we have travelled on this luxurious train spanning a period of about 25 years now, the service and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Timbo19
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review to read! Thank you very much. We appreciate you taking the time to write your feedback and I will make sure that the staff from your train reads it too. Rovos Rail turns 30 in April this year so you have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During July this year our party of 5 decided to book a trip from Pretoria to Cape Town to celebrate a 40th birthday. It truly was an experience of a lifetime. Yes, we were forewarned about a number of issues, but these we embraced as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stephanspamer2015
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr Spamer I think we wish we could accommodate a masseuse on board too and it is something which we frequently debate! Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is much appreciated as is your understanding attitude towards sleep on board! We have recently...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were extremely pleased with our train ride from Pretoria to Durban. Everything was first class. This company really knows how to keep their passengers happy. The service was very friendly and efficient, on arrival, in our suite and in the restaurant. VIP-treatment all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank winetraveller01
RovosR, Public Relations Manager at Rovos Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear @winetraveller01 The Durban Safari is one of our favourite little journeys so I am pleased you enjoyed this beautiful trip with us. Thank you for your lovely feedback and kind words. I will make sure the team from your train reads your review as...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018

My fiancée and I travelled on Rovos Rail’s “Pride of Africa” from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania from 29 September through 13 October of this year. Our 5,800 km (3,600 miles) route took us through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank dandrews143
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Response from RovosR | Property representative |
Hi there We do ask gentlemen to wear dinner jacket and bow tie/tie. Ladies we ask to also raise their standard of dress so slacks/skirts with blouses and evening shoes are perfect. Heels are not at all necessary and also... More
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Absolutely! You can get almost any drink imaginable.
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Depends where you come from and where you’re going. Best to check with your country’s health advice service.
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