Rovos Rail operates four trains of these superbly restored and converted coaches, which accommodate up to 72 passengers in style and comfort. Each train has a lounge car, a unique glass-ended, open-balcony observation car, a smoking club lounge and one or two dining cars – either a 1920s period piece with romantic teak pillars or a more modern 1930s example with large, traditional windows offering guests a panoramic view of the passing landscape. A remarkable achievement in 2013 was the construction of three pillared dining cars using the shells of steel second-class sleepers.
The sleeper coaches are the last word in luxury. Each suite accommodates two people with the option of twin or double beds and a lounge area. They all have en-suite bathrooms in which original fittings are combined with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. Spacious and elegant, the Royal Suites measure 16m2 and even come with a Victorian claw-foot bathtub, which makes bath-time a memorable occasion. The Deluxe Suites measure approximately 10m2 and the Pullman Suites, which are 7m2 in size, include the identical bathroom to that of the Deluxe.
All the suites are air conditioned, yet the windows can be opened allowing in the sights, sounds and scents of Africa; there are few, if any, luxury trains in the world with this special feature. This, coupled with opulence and personal service as well as a selection of Rovos Rail locos, makes this a truly unique opportunity to sample long-distance travel.
At Tully, Luxury is Defined by You. We design life-enriching travel to the world’s most unforgettable destinations, providing our clients with exclusive access and personalized experiences. We also believe in “travel with a purpose,” giving back to the communities that welcome us. Whether you want to cruise the world in splendor, take an unforgettable African safari or create a bespoke adventure like no other, we have the unsurpassed knowledge, expertise and impeccable service you require.
A private lunch on the Great Wall of China? Golfing on a glacier? A private audience with one of Japan’s last remaining Samurai? We create “WOW” moments and take you beyond anything you’ve ever imagined.
The hiss of steam, the sound of a whistle… rediscover the romance of rail on a glamorous train journey. Whether you travel through Europe, Asia or South America, there is nothing quite like the magic of trains.
A safari is the answer when you need a little soul renewal. Be inspired by Africa’s spectacular scenery, exciting wildlife, rich cultures and exclusive lodging on a life-changing safari, crafted exclusively for you.
See the world while only unpacking once. Sail the seas in complete luxury with our elegant Ocean Voyages and relaxing River Cruises. We will ensure every detail of your trip is seamless and memorable.
Our one-of-a-kind industry relationships across the globe allow us to curate any experience you wish. Contact a Travel Designer to discuss how Tully Luxury Travel can take your dream and turn it into a reality.
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