If you want to see more of Africa in the five star luxury of a time past, why not try taking the Rovos Rail. The Pride of Africa, as the train is known – has frequently been listed as one of the top 25 railways in the world by the Society of International Railway Travelers, because of its “excellent accommodation, public spaces, services, dining and off train sightseeing.”
The Pride of Africa covers a variety of routes between South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Sudan and Egypt. When it comes to luxury travel, the Pride of Africa does not just compete on a regional level, but on a a global level to provide an excellent level of care.
The train has two lounges, two restaurant cars and private sleeping compartments that are all ensuite. The Pullman suites are the smallest at 76 square feet and the Royal Suite is the largest at 172 square feet, or half of a train car. There is also a viewing carriage with large windows and a balcony allowing travellers to get the most of the beautiful scenery.
The Rovos Rail even boasts its own Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria, South Africa where all their train journeys either depart or arrive from. The site has a small railway museum as well as a vast carriage and locomotive shed where dedicated personnel keep the rolling stock of trains in perfect condition. The roofed workshop straddles 15 railway lines and is 10,000 square metres with concrete inspection pits.
Travelling on board the Pride of Africa is an experience without parallel, as it combines the highest quality of service with the incomparable beauty of Africa.