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Rovos Rail

1 Adderley Street, 8002, South Africa
+27 12 315 8242
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This was our third trip, and we could not fault a thing. This is what you call "going the extra... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aeraille
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Worst two weeks of our lives

Travelled from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. The "most luxurious train in the world" did not offer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Degal66
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“observation car” (54 reviews)
“train manager” (66 reviews)
“big hole” (33 reviews)
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1 Adderley Street, 8002, South Africa
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+27 12 315 8242
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our third trip, and we could not fault a thing. This is what you call "going the extra mile". Everything was sparkling clean, and every amenity provided for. The compartment was totally adequate, with a lengthwise double bed and private bathroom, sitting area...More

1  Thank Aeraille
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Travelled from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. The "most luxurious train in the world" did not offer the level of quality and service that one would expect from a 3 star hotel. The cost per day exceeded any luxury trip we have taken in...More

1  Thank Degal66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been traveling with ROVOS various times and with various friends..... it always have been an exceptional unique experience, enabling all of us to make new friends, relax and enjoy the best of Africa past presence and future outlook..... the engagement of the owner and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the 3 night trip from Victoria Falls to Pretoria and had a really wonderful time. On check in, we were upgraded to deluxe suites, and really appreciated the extra room that this gave us. The suites are really well equipped, and we...More

2  Thank Hilary M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Capetown to Pretoria trip as part of an A&K trip. The first day was okay- it was kind of romantic. However, things got worse. We kept stopping and the train ended up being 5 hours late-screwing up everyone’s plans. It was cold...More

2  Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Vic Falls to Pretoria trip...3 Nighter..what a pleasure! Luxury all the way. Never had to lift a finger once in the 3 days, and more importantly my wallet stayed in my pocket all the time. Really 5 star treatment with all the...More

Thank G9240TTcharlesp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I returned to Rovos Rail 2 years after our first visit. This time we took the 3 night excursion from Pretoria to Vic Falls as opposed to the 2 night Cape Town trip. We thought the Cape Town trip was amazing, but...More

1  Thank ian w
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took this train from Pretoria to Cape Town, a 3 day and 2 night trip. We had one of the largest suites called the Royal Suite. Other suites which we saw were much smaller. Our suite was not comfortable.The train travels on very narrow...More

5  Thank Owl1945
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

A wonderful train journey through S. Africa, first class all the way. A very leisurely trip over 3 days and 2 nights. All food and drinks inclusive and smart dress required in evening. You see, from the railway, scenes of townships etc that you wouldn't...More

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I did the trip from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. We wished the trip was longer. Very expensive but worth every penny. Enjoying the world go by sitting in the back lounge area. We'll do it again

1  Thank Eater167
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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
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