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Stay at Rovos Rail, Cape Town

Travelling on the Rovos Rail is partly a luxurious and grand way to cross the continent of Africa and the chance to experience some living history. Travel in a time when the journey was as important as the destination.

Rovos Rail, Cape Town, South Africa

Travelling on the Rovos Rail is partly a luxurious and grand way to cross the continent of Africa and the chance to experience some living history.

All of the carriages are restored rolling stock from a bygone era of rail travel, and the dark wood and period fittings of your cabin will take you back to a time when the journey was as important as the destination.

Whether you are getting to know your fellow passengers in the convivial surroundings of the observation car, or enjoying a sumptuous dinner with the finest silver service, your time on the train will pass all too quickly.

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.