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Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Bespoke train safaris through the heart of Africa combine magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of leisure travel.

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In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the subcontinent’s greatest destinations. The beautifully rebuilt trains carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journey

Durban Safari
Journey into the Valley of a Thousand Hills and the heart of the African bushveld. Take in the Big Five at Nambiti with its incredible biodiversity. Explore the mountains, birds and battlefields of Spionkop. Visit Ardmore Ceramics, a story about the Zulu people whose sense of rhythm, colour, dance and song is exerting its influence around the world

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Relive the romance of a bygone era on an expedition to one of the natural wonders of the world. Travel north through Modimolle, thought by early pioneers to be the source of the Nile.
Cross the Tropic of Capricorn into baobab country and Bulawayo, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of Zimbabwe.
Travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line (114km) to Hwange for a game drive

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PRIVATE CHARTERS & EVENTSFrom our headquarters in Pretoria, successful charters from one to 10 days have been undertaken with incentive groups, historical expeditions, cycling tours, bird shoots and private family gatherings. There are many configurations combining our 42- or 72-bed train with other entertaining products and we are happy to construct exciting and practical itineraries to suit. Within reason, and subject to availability, the chartered train can go wherever there is a railway line in Southern Africa. The Events Train can accommodate up to 250 guests and is an ideal venue for weddings, launches, conferences and private

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