Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail is the world's most luxurious train... taking you on a regal journey! 

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From a staff of one and then four, the team at Rovos Rail has grown to 440. Asked to describe what it’s like to be part of this hotel-on-wheels operation, several staff members have likened it to a family, with all the usual stresses and tensions but with a common identity, loyalty and above all, a desire to provide really world-class service. Keeping the guests happy and making their trips memorable is the ultimate goal and, judging from the letters received from around the world, the staff are succeeding in this. For many travellers, the friendly interaction with the people who make up the Pride of Africa staff is as much a highlight as the magnificent scenery and the train itself. We sincerely wish to thank all the staff who have been involved in building the company into what it is today.

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*Subject to availability, Rovos Rail and Compassline Africa Tours terms and conditions.

Life on board Rovos Rail:
General make-up of the train
Locomotive, generator car, staff car, guest sleepers, a non-smoking lounge car (26 guests), two non-smoking 42-seat dining cars (if required, plenty of space for the maximum of 72 guests carried), kitchen car, guest sleepers, smoking Club Lounge and Observation Car (32 guests) at the tail.

Cuisine Meals
Onboard are served in one sitting only in the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a speciality.
All meals are served at these times unless otherwise stated in the timetable:
Breakfast 07:00-10:00, Lunch 13:00, Tea 16:30, Formal Dinner 19:30;
Bar service is from 07:00-±01:00. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.

Dress
For days on the train, the dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen, a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings. On long journeys, we enjoy theme evenings where guests can dress up accordingly or opt for smart casual. 

Mobile Devices and Internet
In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suites.

Smoking
Only allowed in the Club Lounge

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Address

  • Country: South Africa
Address

Physical: Office A2
95 Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Durban North,
4051
Postal: P.O Box 1273,
Hyper By The Sea,
4053

Contact Details
COMPASSLINE AFRICA SA
Touch the heart of Africa
Tel:+27 (31) 572 6880
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