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We were extremely pleased with our train ride from Pretoria to Durban. Everything was first class... read more

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Helsinki, Finland
Two nights on a train to nowhere

We have just had 4 fantastic days at a private game reserve and this seemed a perfect way to travel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary C
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Reviewed yesterday

We were extremely pleased with our train ride from Pretoria to Durban. Everything was first class. This company really knows how to keep their passengers happy. The service was very friendly and efficient, on arrival, in our suite and in the restaurant. VIP-treatment all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancée and I travelled on Rovos Rail’s “Pride of Africa” from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania from 29 September through 13 October of this year. Our 5,800 km (3,600 miles) route took us through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had 4 fantastic days at a private game reserve and this seemed a perfect way to travel south to Cape Town. However, this part of our trip slowed us down to a standstill after the excitement of the Big 5. Positives -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 travelled for 3 days from Pretoria to Cape Town. Everything was special from the drinks reception on the platform, tour of the workshops before departure to the standard of accommodation, food, drinks, service and comfort. and being greeted by the owner...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Trevin0
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This train is not just a train, it is an experience that creates a life long memory. Firstly the staff are just so professional and friendly and then the food, well that is just outstanding.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Tourafrisouth
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Rovos Rail was so much more that we expected - From the moment we arrived in Pretoria to the time we disembarked in Cape Town we were made to feel like Royalty! The food and service were all outstanding - and what made it even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Alex J
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a special experience but wouldn't do again. The service and meals are superb. Beyond suberb. Eating and drinking is all there is to do. We could not have been more pampered. The reason people stopped taking trains is clear, they are rocky, loud...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Wisconsincheese
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We took a two-day journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. OK food, attentive service, but slooow. From the time you sit down for dinner, the main course arrives an hour later. Unlimited drinks, including single malt whiskies. The passenger population is ancient, there was only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Impossible to sleep. Train travelled through the night resulting in much of the countryside viewing not happening. Constant delays of over two hours at a time. Very little information given to passengers. Whilst passing townships approaching Cape Town train was hit by youths throwing stones...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank glynisaac
Reviewed 15 October 2018

On the golf safari again and I must say that everything about this trip was awesome. The food is impecable and so are the wines. All the staff are so warm and friendly and they made us feel at home.... Cannot wait until the next...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank PatrickMenzies
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Depends where you come from and where you’re going. Best to check with your country’s health advice service.
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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