Rovos Rail guests have a choice of three styles of suites. Edwardian furnishings are complemented by modern conveniences providing a charismatic, comfortable and private retreat. All suites come standard with picture windows, an electronic safe, a writing surface, a tea drawer, a bar fridge, a heated towel rail, a hair dryer, a shaver plug, a dressing gown and slippers. Air-conditioning is individually controlled and windows can be opened to better experience the sights, sounds and scents of Africa! A dedicated host/ess is available 24 hours a day for room service. Fortunately, Rovos Rails’ taller guests need not worry about bed length - Rohan Vos, being a taller gentleman, decided that all beds be 189cm/6.2 feet long so taller guests can slumber in comfort!
The Pullman Suites on Rovos Rail
Pullman Suites offer ample area (±7 sq metres/±76 sq feet) to relax during the day on a comfortable sofa couch which converts to either a double bed or one-up one-down twin beds. The ensuite bathroom offers a shower.
The Deluxe Suites on Rovos Rail
The Deluxe Suite’s bathroom is identical to that of the Pullman Suite, there is a separate lounge area and sleeping arrangements can be either a double or L-shaped twin beds. The Deluxe Suite is ±10 sq metres/±108 sq feet.
The Royal Suites on Rovos Rail
The Royal Suite is the essence of elegance and luxury. It occupies half a carriage (±16 sqm/±172 sqft) offering a lounge area and full bathroom with a separate shower and a Victorian claw-foot bathtub – just picture yourself whiling away the journey soaking in a sea of bubbles, champagne flute in hand as the magical African scenery rolls by!
Service Cars on Rovos Rail
Each train includes Lounge Cars, Dining Cars, a Club Car and an Observation Car at the tail of the train. Guests have plenty of space to wine and dine, browse the onboard Gift Shop, chat with newly-made friends, partake in a board or card game, curl up with a good book from the library or simply relax and watch the scenery go by. Deep sofas and wingback chairs make the Lounge Cars an inviting haven and the cars also feature opening windows. The Lounge Cars host High Tea and are used as lecture rooms on longer journeys. Step back in time as you enjoy silver service breakfast, lunch and formal dinners in the magnificent pre-1940 Dining Cars embellished with ornate teak and button-leather seating.
A team of chefs produce five-star cuisine based on fresh local ingredients and the imaginative menu includes traditional dishes such as game. Smoking guests are hosted in comfort in the Club Car and a glass passage wall ensures views of the passing scenery on both sides of the train. The Observation Car, with enlarged picture windows and a unique open-air balcony, completes the train and enhances Rovos Rail’s timeless experience of luxury railway travel.