Rovos Rail African Train Offers the Ultimate Way to Safari

Are you planning on a Safari trip? If so, you might want to consider taking the Rovos Rail, as this train can let you kick up your heels, sit back and watch the African countryside pass by in the confine of your luxury rail car.


Since 1989, Rovos Rail African train has been moving guests across Africa in refurbished and remodeled wood-paneled coaches. The trains are either hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives and consist of the staff car, generator car, guest’s sleepers, kitchen car, 42 seat-dining cars, an observation car and non-smoking and smoking lounge.

Rovos Rail 118-sq foot Deluxe Suites has a lounge area inside chic sleeper coaches that accommodate two passengers. Its interiors refurbished, but the en-suite bathrooms still wearing their original fittings and just updated with much more modern amenities. The Royal Suites occupies half the carriages and it has rooms with full bathrooms, bath tubs, and Edwardian period features.

On three day of the summer Durban Safari, passengers will travel between Pretoria and Durban. They will experience battlefield tour, game drives and also learn about the famous African ceramics. The tour takes place on 20,000 acres Nambiti Conservancy, a malaria-free area in KwaZulu-Natal. Guests of the game reserve also get a chance to see over 40 species, including giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and hippos.

For golf enthusiasts, there is the African Golf Collage nine-day trip from Pretoria to Cape Town. Guests with a non-golfers companion, the itinerary includes a drive through kruger Park, before heading out to Zululand for a gaming experience and viewing at Hluhluwe. The train will also take a scenic route through the Garden Route to get to the brandy distillery for a visit. On route to Cape Town, golfers will have an opportunity to play at Leopard Cree, Durban Country club, and Humewood in Port Elizabeth.

With any tour packages, all meals and beverages even alcohol are included. The meals are prepared by a team of chefs serving traditional dishes and fresh local ingredients. Dining takes place in the well-maintained Victorian-era car. The rates per person for the short journeys start at about USD $1,362 and long journeys start at around USD $3,801.

Via JustLuxe