Southern Africa Rail Travel

Rovos Rail


Glamour and adventure

Combining the romance of rail with timeless service and some spectacular routes across the continent, Rovos Rail is an icon of southern African travel.

Bespoke journeys range from two and three-night itineraries across South Africa stopping off at historic sites on the way (between Cape Town and Pretoria is a classic), to multi-country trips up to Victoria Falls with safaris en route and epic two-week adventures up to Namibia, Tanzania, Angola and the DRC.

Step back in time aboard lovingly restored wood-paneled carriages. Each train has accommodation carriages with glamorous en suite cabins, along with lounge and observation cars with big picture windows to watch the ever-changing African landscape pass by. In the dining car, look forward to elegant evenings with exceptional cuisine and convivial company.


At a glance

  • Up to 36 suites

  • Lounge and dining cars

  • Obersvation car and smoking lounge

  • A range of journeys across southern Africa

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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