Rovos Rail: Pretoria – Victoria Falls Hotel in South Africa
Rovos Rail offers accommodation of an unmatched standard combining the opulence of pre-war travel with subtle modern innovations. Each of the individually air-conditioned suites accommodates two people offering the option of twin or dou-ble beds. The Royal Suites (16m²) each have their own private lounge area and feature a full en-suite bathroom with shower and Victorian bath. The Deluxe Suites (11m²) each have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The Pullman Suites (7m²) have a room with bench seat during the day which converts to double or twin beds for the evening. They also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. Breakfast, lunch and formal dinner are served in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars. Meals are carefully prepared and are complimented by a selection of excellent South African wines. Attire that is more formal is worn in the evening on the ‘Pride of Africa.’ A collar & tie is a minimum require-ment, please. The Observation Car seats 32 passengers and takes up the rear end of the train. The coach next to it contains a smoking lounge and seats eight. At the centre of the train is a non-smoking lounge car, which comfortably seats 26 passengers. In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets onboard and the use of cellular telephones is confined to the privacy of the suites. Cigarettes and cigar smoking is only allowed in the privacy of the designated areas.