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LOCATIONPretoria, Cape Town, Durban Safari, Victoria FallsAIRCONYes
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages accepted however long journeys are not recommended for children under 13 years.


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail’s unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail.
  •   These beautifully rebuilt trains offer accommodation of the highest standard, combining the opulence of a bygone era with subtle modern innovations.
  •   Rovos Rail offers Luxury Train Travel & accommodation to Pretoria and Cape Town or vice versa, Durban, Victoria Falls, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Swakopmund - Namibia & Special departures to the Thornybush Game Reserve.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 October 2018 - 30 September 2019 Pullman Suite R 19,388 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Pretoria - Cape Town
Pullman Suite R 19,388 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Cape Town - Pretoria
Pullman Suite R 19,388 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Pretoria - Durban
Pullman Suite R 19,388 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Durban - Pretoria
Pullman Suite R 25,365 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Pretoria - Victoria Falls
Pullman Suite R 25,365 per person per package sharing JOURNEY: Victoria Falls - Pretoria
Special Discounted Rates & packages for the Deluxe & Royal Suites are available on request.
Please contact us on 
0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za

*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

Rovos Rail and Thornybush 2019 Safari Experience Package Special Offer



RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury Train Travel & accommodation
• All meals
• All alcoholic and other Beverages (excluding French Champagne)
• 24-hour full room service and bar facilities
• Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide (where applicable)
• Entrance fees to places of interest
• Limited laundry service
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a 50% single supplement applicable to all suites for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Please be sensitive to the adult nature and atmosphere of the train by keeping your children respectful and quiet
• Long journeys are not recommended for children under 13 years
• There are no child-minding facilities or activities for children on board
• Children under the age of 2 years travel free of charge when sharing with their parents in the Deluxe and Royal Suites
• Children between the ages of 2 and 10 years receive a 25% discount off the adult rates
• Children over 10 years are charged the full adult rate
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rovos Rail & BushBreaks cannot be held liable for any delays due to trains not running according to schedule.
• Excursions are not guaranteed, but will be undertaken if time and circumstances permit.
• Departure and arrival times are approximate.
• Rovos Rail reserves the right to alter their routing any time, between departure and arrival points.
• The use of steam locomotives have become increasingly difficult over the years as more and more water and coaling facilities have been scrapped. Diesel or electric locomotives are used on all routes while the steam locomotive is used in and around the area of the Rovos Rail Station.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rovos Rail no longer allows smoking in any of the suites. Guests may not smoke on the outside balcony of the observation car. Smoking is permitted in the Club Lounge only and smokers are requested to please be considerate towards non – smokers.



INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATION
Pullman Suites
Deluxe Suites
Royal Suites

ABOUT ROVOS RAIL

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. With discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the sub-continent’s greatest destinations from Cape Town at its tip to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, from scenic splendours as diverse as the game reserves of Mpumalanga to the Victoria Falls, from the desert landscapes in Namibia and the stark beauty of the Karoo to the lush cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal and the magnificent Garden Route along the Cape south coast. The trains – which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys.
 
General make-up of the train Locomotive, generator car, staff car, guest sleepers, a non-smoking lounge car (26 guests), two non-smoking 42-seat dining cars (if required, plenty of space for the maximum of 72 guests carried), kitchen car, guest sleepers, smoking lounge and Observation Car (32 guests) at the tail.
 
Cuisine Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty.  Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00, tea at 16h30 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner. Tea is usually served at 16.30 in the midway Lounge Car or Observation Car at the rear end of the train.
 
Dress For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings.
 
Mobile Devices and Internet In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suites only. The reception is poor while the train is moving.
 
Smoking is only allowed in the privacy of your suite and in the Club Lounge.
 
ROVOS RAIL SUITES

Pullman Suites are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The suites are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passenger's choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.
 
Deluxe Suites accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled rebuilt sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The suites are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passenger's choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.
 
Royal Suites, each of which take up half a carriage, are spacious and elegant. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. The air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of side-by-side twin or spacious double beds. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The suites are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passenger's choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

ROVOS RAIL ITINERARIES & DESTINATIONS

PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN

Day1

15h00 Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Dinner and overnight on the train.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

10h00 The train arrives in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum.
12h30 Depart Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein.

Day3

08h15 Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein.
10h30 The train departs for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester.
18h00 Arrive at Cape Town Station’s Platform 24.


PRETORIA - DURBAN


Day 1

10h00 Depart Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Lunch is served as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view. In the afternoon the train climbs to Majuba Hill (2146m/7040ft). Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte for overnight stop.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

06h00 Wake-up call. Tea, coffee, juices and pastries in the dining car/s before embarking on a game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Return to the train for brunch at 11h00 and head for Estcourt.
14h00 Disembark for a 40-minute drive to Spionkop Lodge where a choice of two excursions is available: an escorted tour of the battlefields or a game drive in the Spionkop Game Reserve. Return to the train for dinner.

Day3

Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River Station.
10h00 Visit the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea.
12h00 Depart for Durban. The train traverses the spectacular Valley of a Thousand Hills.
16h00 Arrive at journey’s end in Durban.


PRETORIA - VICTORIA FALLS
 

Day1

09h30 The train departs from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Lunch is served in the dining car/s as the train travels the goldfields of Johannesburg. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner en route to Mafikeng for border formalities with Botswana and overnight.
(Breakfast 07h00-10h00 • Lunch 13h00 • Tea 16h30 • Dinner 19h30)

Day2

Day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as the train travels northwards through Botswana's capital city. Gaborone, and on to  Plumtree for Zimbabwe border formalities. Overnight stop on board at Mpopoma.

Day3

Breakfast is served as the train departs Mpopoma. Enjoy lunch while travelling along the eastern edge of the Hwange Park along one of Africa's longest stretches of straight railway line - 114 kms. Arrive at Kennedy Siding for a 15h00 game drive at The Hide.  Dinner is served in the dining car /s en route to Thompsons Junction for the overnight stop.

Day4

Breakfast is enjoyed while travelling towards the Zambezi River. 10h00 - Arrive at journey's end in Victoria Falls, Ziimbabwe.


TAILOR MADE CHARTERS

Rovos Rail is proud to present the ideal combination for group and incentive charters in Southern Africa. Catering to a maximum of 80 passengers in the comfort and luxury associated with our product, we are able to construct exciting and practical itineraries to suit your available time and budget.

There are many permutations using Rovos Rail’s 44-bed or 72-bed train. From our headquarters in Pretoria, successful overnight trips from one to 10 days have been undertaken with incentive groups, historical tours, private family gatherings and bird shoots.

Within reason, and subject to availability, the chartered train can go wherever there is a railway line in Southern Africa.




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