ROVOS RAIL

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for classic journeys lasting 24 hours to a fortnight, linking some of Africa's greatest destinations - Cape Town and Dar-es-Salaam, game reserves and Victoria Falls, Namibia and the Karoo, the Garden Route and Swaziland. They also run periodic Cape to Cairo journeys – a legendary 28-day adventure.

The most popular route is the weekly 48-hour journey between Pretoria and Cape Town, or vice versa. This 1600-kilometre (994 mile) journey travels through the gold-rich Highveld, Kimberley, the Great Karoo desert and the spectacular mountain ranges of the Cape. The remodelled wood-panelled coaches have been refurbished to mint condition, allowing you to recapture the atmosphere of a bygone era. Enjoy fine cuisine and Cape wines in five-star luxury. Traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.

Rovos Rail even has its own railway station, the rebuilt Capital Park Station and locomotive yard in Pretoria, which is the headquarters of this private railway company. The trains - which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey - carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.

THE SUITES
The epitome of luxury, each spacious air-conditioned suite has a private bathroom, bar fridge, writing desk, personal safe and seating. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, measure 16 sq metres. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. Deluxe Suites are 11 sq metres and also accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. Pullman Suites are 7 sq metres in size and while having an identical bathroom to that of the deluxe suites, the bedroom is smaller with a one up / one down bunk for twin requirements or a double bed for couples. During the day this is converted into a comfortable couch.

AFRICAN ITINERARIES FEATURING ROVOS RAIL

Africa Collection founder and director Chris Fortescue

Chris

Africa Collection travel expert Emma Matthews

Emma

Africa Collection founder and director James Westrip

James

Africa Collection travel expert Chania Hemsley-Smith

Chania

Africa Collection travel expert Lee-Anne Westrip

Lee-Anne

Africa Collection travel expert Rebecca Aylett

Rebecca

Africa Collection travel expert Laura Turley

Laura

Africa Collection travel expert Kirsty Anscomb

Kirsty

Africa Collection travel expert Storm Napier

Storm

Africa Collection travel expert Molly Williams

Molly

Africa Collection travel expert Wendy Baker-Gourley

Wendy

Africa Collection travel expert Katie Horton

Katie

Africa Collection travel expert Liesl Huisman

Liesl

Africa Collection travel expert Annie Radford

Annie

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