Rovos Rail offers accommodation of an unmatched standard combining the opu-lence 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 con-verts to double or twin beds for the evening. They also have an en suite bathroom with shower. All the bathrooms have a hairdryer and shaver point. Superb cuisine and elegant ambience Breakfast, lunch and a formal dinner are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars – meals carefully prepared are comple-mented 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 which seats eight. At the centre of the train we have, when numbers dictate, a non-smoking Lounge Car, which seats 26 passengers in comfort. 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.Smoking of cigarettes and cigars only is allowed in the privacy of the suites and in the Smoking Lounge.
Rovus was extraordinary. Perfect in every way. well thought out trip and wonderful. Again perfect at meeting pople too as the number on the train is small and lots of opportunity to mix yet have romantic time - even for oldies.
Apr 29, 2015
very formal and little interaction with other passengers as most travellers were in tour groups and we were not