If you long for an African adventure that combines luxury travel with pristine beaches, amazing animal safaris and vibrant cities, then Rovos Rail could make your holiday dreams come true. This palatial train is a deluxe hotel that traverses South Africa and beyond. With Rovos Rail you can live in the lap of five-star luxury, savouring fine dining in a wood panelled carriage as you gaze out across the African savannah, coast or cityscape.
Accommodation on board comprises a range of options - Pullman, Deluxe or Royal Suites. Pullman Suites have a sofa that converts to a bed by night, and they have their own en-suite shower rooms. Living quarters feature rich wood panelling, tea drawers, hairdryers, writing surfaces and safes. Deluxe Suites are even more spacious, and boast twin or double beds plus a separate lounge area. There is a mini bar, and like all suites, 24-hour room service is available. Royal Suites take up half of an entire carriage each and have original Edwardian period features plus a private lounge and full bathroom.
The Rovos Rail train comprises staff and guest quarters as well as dining, club, lounge and observation cars. Life on board reflects the daytime smart casual dress code: stylish living and dining with a relaxed, intimate atmosphere - all with the most stunning and ever-changing views. Meals on board are taken along with fellow guests during one sitting, giving you the chance to connect with other holidaymakers from all over the world. Meals feature local specialities such as game, and make use of fresh produce from the regions that the train passes through.
A nod to a bygone era
Rovos Rail is dedicated to maintaining the ambience of a bygone era, and as such there are no TVs or radios on board the train, while guests are very welcome to use their own mobile phones and other devices within their private suites. This allows everyone on board to truly unwind and soak up this unique experience in perfect peace.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.