Rovos Rail - The Most Luxurious Train in the World

Sun City, South Africa

Rovos Rail overview

South Africa’s beautiful landscape and varied topography make it an enchanting place to travel by rail. Embark on a tour some of the most beautiful, undiscovered provinces in South Africa, whilst playing some of South Africa’s finest courses along the way.

Rovos Rail offers the discerning traveller the opportunity to savour South Africa’s extraordinary offering from a glorious bygone era of train travel. Travelling aboard restored Edwardian coaches, the Rovos Rail journeys between Pretoria and Sun City, taking in championship golf courses, game viewing at Hluhluwe National Park and even a visit to one of the world's most intriguing and beautiful kingdoms, Swaziland.

Or select the 9-night all-inclusive Rovos Rail Golf Collage and travel in style from Pretoria to Cape Town via Durban, Port Elizabeth and George. This epic luxury journey includes the Kruger National Park and the Leopard Creek Golf Club in Nelspruit, Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the St Lucia wetlands. Glorious scenery, exceptional gastronomy and award-winning wines aboard the romantic Rovos Rail ensure a decadent dining experience. This magnificent tour also takes in Addo Elephant Park and Oudtshoorn, ostrich country, before heading to Fancourt Golf Estate in George. Travel via the splendid scenic Garden Route and end in Cape Town, having experienced a dream vacation on board South Africa’s most luxurious train.

The routes we offer include some of the most stunning and un-discovered provinces in South Africa - Garden Route, Gauteng, Limpopo, North West & Mpumalanga. Highlights include numerous championship golf courses, elephant interaction and sumptuous food & wine.

Golf Courses

We can incorporate a range of different courses on your travels, with the various 8, 9 & 10-night packages offering you a tailor-made service with endless possibilities. Some of the sensational golf courses you can play include Durban Country Club, Gary Player Golf & Country Club and Leopard Creek, all considered to be within South Africa’s top 5 layouts, as well as Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate with three Gary Player designed golf courses, Champagne Golf Course and the Ernie Els designed Oubaai Golf Course.


There are two types of suites on the train - Deluxe Suites and Royal Suites.

Deluxe Suites measure 11 square metres and have been re-built from wood-panelled sleeper coaches and transform from a relaxing lounge by day to a comfortable bed at night. All Deluxe Suites have a sitting area, private safe, ensuite bathroom and a fully stocked mini bar.

Royal Suites measure 16 square metres and are the most spacious rail cabins in the world. Features include twin or double beds, brass reading lamps, a sitting lounge with two armchairs, personal safe, double wardrobe and ample storage space. The ensuite bathroom features a Victorian claw-foot bathtub, separate shower and heated towel rails to complete your private sanctuary.


The journeys we offer include direct flights into Johannesburg where you will be met by a tour coordinator and taken to Pretoria to board the luxury 5* train.

Depending on the journey you choose, you will cover destinations such as Pilansberg Game Reserve, Durban, Kruger Park, George & Cape Town.

Golf courses near to Rovos Rail - The Most Luxurious Train in the World

Zimbali Country Club
at Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Style: Parkland

The Zimbali Country Club is a hidden gem amongst the many amazing South African courses. The Tom Weiskopf design combines a perfect mixture of immaculate rolling fairways and scenic changes in elevation, offering stunning views of the Dolphin Coast.

Outeniqua Course
at Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate

Style: Parkland

The Outeniqua is a majestic parkland layout at the Fancourt Resort. It is similar in character and design to its sibling, the Montague, and its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an excellent test for golfers of all standards.

Durban Country Course
at Durban Country Club

Style: Inland Links

Durban Country Club offers exceptional golf with amazing leisure facilities for golfers and professionals alike. Rated one of the top golf courses in the world, it is a popular host of the South African Open and the Volvo Championships.

Arabella Golf Course
at African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa

Style: Parkland

One of an extensive choice of over 2,500 stunning venues in the UK and across the globe. If you would like to know more then get in touch today.

Oubaai Golf Course
at Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa

This course is located only 10 minutes’ drive away from George Airport. If you’d prefer to drive along the Garden Route, Cape Town International Airport is 5 hours’ drive away.

Montagu Course
at Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate

Style: Parkland

The majestic parkland Montagu Golf Course, designed by Gary Player is one of the best conditioned in South Africa and has regularly been ranked as the top golf course in the country.

Gary Player Course
at Gary Player Country Club

Style: Parkland

The course at Gary Player Country Club is an 18-hole, par 72 championship parkland layout and is in excellent condition all year round.

Lost City Course
at Lost City Course

Style: Parkland

Measuring in at 7681 yards, this 18-hole, par-72 parkland/links offers a very distinctive and unique round of golf in Sun City, South Africa. The fairways are immaculate and well-maintained with views of the mountains.

Pezula Golf Course
at Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

Style: Inland Links

Covering 254 hectares on the Knysna clifftops, the Pezula Championship Course has views of both the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean. The par-72 course is designed to be challenging, rewarding and complete golf experience for players of all levels.

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