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Just the best place to start a journey

This train is not just a train, it is an experience that creates a life long memory. Firstly the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town, South Africa
Such A Treat!

Rovos Rail was so much more that we expected - From the moment we arrived in Pretoria to the time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex J
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This train is not just a train, it is an experience that creates a life long memory. Firstly the staff are just so professional and friendly and then the food, well that is just outstanding.

1  Thank Tourafrisouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rovos Rail was so much more that we expected - From the moment we arrived in Pretoria to the time we disembarked in Cape Town we were made to feel like Royalty! The food and service were all outstanding - and what made it even...More

2  Thank Alex J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special experience but wouldn't do again. The service and meals are superb. Beyond suberb. Eating and drinking is all there is to do. We could not have been more pampered. The reason people stopped taking trains is clear, they are rocky, loud...More

3  Thank Wisconsincheese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a two-day journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. OK food, attentive service, but slooow. From the time you sit down for dinner, the main course arrives an hour later. Unlimited drinks, including single malt whiskies. The passenger population is ancient, there was only...More

1  Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impossible to sleep. Train travelled through the night resulting in much of the countryside viewing not happening. Constant delays of over two hours at a time. Very little information given to passengers. Whilst passing townships approaching Cape Town train was hit by youths throwing stones...More

5  Thank glynisaac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the golf safari again and I must say that everything about this trip was awesome. The food is impecable and so are the wines. All the staff are so warm and friendly and they made us feel at home.... Cannot wait until the next...More

3  Thank PatrickMenzies
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We took Rovos rail on a whim for our month long African visit, as we had never been on a luxury train, and we had enough flying. We were treated like royalty - somehow upgraded to the royal suite. The room was larger than expected,...More

4  Thank sellrd
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Walking in on the red carpet, greeted by smiling, champagne wielding wait staff, this was going to be good! Music playing and little sandwiches offered, we already felt special and that service and care continued on for the next 3 days that we spent on...More

2  Thank sherreedalton
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We travelled from Cape Town to Pretoria. From start to finish you could not fault the attention giving to us by all of the staff, with the owner and his daughter setting the example. We had a de-lux suite and this we found well proportioned...More

1  Thank michael f
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Our trip from Dar es Salaam to Capetown (14days) on a luxury train was an unique way to enjoy Africa stressless.The 2 stops in the game reserve ,a relaxing overnight stay to get a better sleep.We crossed 4 countries,often on the only track and the...More

Thank Gabdenice
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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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For the men, Jacket and Tie, and for the women, a dress or skirt that is of a reasonable length. Shorts and mini-skirts are not forbidden, but the become a distraction from what is expected by the other travelers and the... More