Rovos Rail / St. James Guesthouses
General Information

The Most Luxurious Train in the World

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top 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.
The beautifully rebuilt 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.

We look forward to welcoming you on board when the time is right for you.

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Contact Details

Rovos Rail Station Head Office

• Contact number: +27 (0)12 315 8242
• Address: 1 Transnet Avenue, Pretoria, South Africa 0084
• Website:

Rovos Rail Cape Town

• Contact number: +27 (0)21 421 4020
• Address: 1 Adderley Street, Cape Town, South Africa 8002
• Website:

St James Cape Town

• Contact number: +27 (0)21 788 4543
• Address: 108 & 94 Main Rd, St James, Cape Town 7945
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