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custom touring rovos rail

A railway journey is a wonderful way to experience a new country and when it is from the comfort of your ROVOS RAIL Suite, this is the ultimate in luxury and will remain an unforgettable memory.

Book your seat to-day on a memorable journey, and perhaps combine it with other destinations in Southern Africa. We will arrange everything for you, from airport/train station transfers, to hotel accommodation, to domestic flights and whatever private touring you would like to include in your itinerary. Why not make up a party of friends and let us customize an amazing adventure for you.

COVID-19 TESTING PROCEDURES NOVEMBER 2021 - VALID FOR DEPARTURES FROM 1 JANUARY 2022

ALL GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT VACCINATION CERTIFICATES FOR ALL JOURNEYS AND CHARTERS
Exceptions: A valid medical exemption or children under 12 years old.
TESTS ARE STILL REQUIRED IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED OR HAVE HAD COVID-19 BEFORE

The parameters we have set for testing are necessary in order to adhere to international guidelines, the border requirements of the countries through which we travel and to protect all guests and staff along with those who may not be vaccinated due the above exceptions. It is still possible to contract Covid-19 if you have been vaccinated or have had Covid-19 before. We have minimised testing wherever possible and have ensured maximum convenience by organising testing along the routes. Tests include PCR, RAPID ANTIGEN and/or RAPID ANTIBODY depending on the journey and vaccination status. Note that a vaccination will not cause a positive result for a PCR or antigen test as these tests check for active disease. If an individual has not been vaccinated due to the above exceptions, we may require a rapid antigen and antibody test. The antibody test’s goal is to detect if an individual is infectious from a current infection and the antigen test may determine if an individual is in the throes of an infection. The onus is upon the guest to ensure they have the required test results before the journey’s departure. Please see the WHO website for more information. 

ALL TESTS ARE FOR THE GUEST’S ACCOUNT WHETHER TAKEN AT A TESTING FACILITY OR WITH ROVOS RAIL
For journeys across borders, Rovos Rail has organised testing along the route. Nurses will carry out testing on board the train or at lodges/hotels. For tests taken at our departure lounges or along the route, paperwork and payment will take place on the day of departure. Tests are charged for by cash and/or credit card dependent on the journey requirements. 
Please ensure you have the correct payment at departure. Rates are subject to change and will be confirmed before travel. 

WE REQUIRE NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS AND/OR VACCINATION CERTIFICATES PRESENTED AT CHECK-IN or emailed to your agent or [email protected] before the journey’s departure.
Text messages are not accepted.

pretoria/cape town & REVERSE Departure dates and rates
01 jan 2022 - 30 sep 2022

PRETORIA/ CAPE TOWN
2 nights

2022
Mar - 4,25
Apr - 15,22,29
May - 13,20
Jun - 10,24,29
Jul - 8,15,22,29
Aug - 5,19,26
Sep - 2,9,16,21,30
* Shongololo Express train set

CAPE TOWN/PRETORIA
2 nights 

2022
Mar - 7,28,30
Apr - 18,25
May - 2,16,23,30
Jun - 13,27
Jul - 11,18,25
Aug - 1,8,22,29
Sep - 5,6,12,19
* Shongololo Express train set

Price per person sharing

PULLMAN    R 26,500
DELUXE      R 39,500   
ROYAL        R 53,500 
Single supplement +50%all suites

Rovos rail Pretoria to Cape Town

pretoria/VICTORIA FALLS & REVERSEDeparture dates and rates

01 jan 2022 - 30 sep 2022

PRETORIA/VICTORIA FALLS
3 nights (4 nights bold in brackets)

2022
Mar - 03,24 (09,16,30)
Apr - 7 (13,27)
May - n/a (11,25)
Jun - n/a (08,29)
Jul - n/a  (13,27)
Aug - n/a (10,17,24,31)
Sep - 15,29 (07,21)

VICTORIA FALLS/PRETORIA
3 nights (4 nights bold in brackets)

2022
Mar - 06,13,20,27(10*)
Apr - 03 (10,17)
May - n/a (01,15,29)
Jun - n/a (12,23*)
Jul - n/a (17,31)
Aug - 21,28 (11,14)
Sep - 04,11,18,25
* Shongololo Express train set

Price per person sharing
Same rate 3 or 4 nights

PULLMAN    R 36,500
DELUXE      R 55,000 
ROYAL        R 72,500
Single supplement +50%

Rovos Rail Pretoria to Vic Falls

Recommendation from a client:The entire Rovos Rail trip to Victoria Falls went off like clockwork and all was really most enjoyable indeed – we can recommend Rovos Rail to any of your clients at any time – absolutely first class.
There were 42 passengers on board from all over the world. We met some really great folks from South Africa and abroad (Fourways, Cape Town, USA, Poland, UK, France, Finland and Germany)
Drinks flowed non-stop from the second we arrived on board until we disembarked and we had many great conversations over wine and whisky and made some new friends. The food was absolutely outstanding and the chef came to talk to us about dietary needs and there was an adequate variety of food which was so beautifully prepared and presented.
Would we recommend Rovos Rail’s journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls?  MOST DEFINITELY!
Gordon & Lesley Cunningham, December 2019.

pretoria/DURBAN & REVERSE Departure dates and rates

01 jan 2022 - 30 sep 2022

PRETORIA/DURBAN
2 nights

2022
Mar - 11
Apr - 08
May - Jul n/a
Aug - 12
Sep - 23
*Shongololo train set

DURBAN/PRETORIA
2 nights

2022
Mar - 14
Apr - 11
May - Jul n/a52
Sep - 26

Price per person sharing

PULLMAN    R 26,500
DELUXE      R 39,500 
ROYAL        R 53,500
Single supplement +50% all suites

cape town/dar es salaam & REVERSE Departure dates and rates 01 jan 2022 - 31 DEC 2022

14 nights CAPE TOWN to
DAR ES SALAAM - 2022

02 - 16 Jul
24 Sep - 08 Oct

14 nights DAR ES SALAAM
to CAPE TOWN - 2022

11 Oct - 25 Oct

Price per person sharing
PULLMAN    US$ 13,200 ss US$5865
DELUXE      US$ 17,500 ss US$7605 
ROYAL        US$ 22,900 ss on request

Rovos Rail Cape Town to Dar es Salaam
Pullman Double
Deluxe Double
Royal Suite
Lounge Car
Dining Car
Observation Balcony