Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

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.


Rovos suites

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.

Rovos carriages

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.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 19 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 20 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 32 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are on always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

01244 322770
Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

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