When Rovos Rail – The Pride of Africa stops at Kameel it is always a special occasion.
For those that are still wondering Rovos Rail is a train-hotel. The train consists of restored coaches with lounges, dining cars, private sleeping compartments, each with private ensuite facilities. Then there is the observation car which is like sitting on the stoep of the train. The company was started in 1989 by Rohan Vos and is family owned and Rovos Rail has its private station at Capital Park in Pretoria. Thank you to Thabiso for showing us around and sharing the information.
The train has different types of accommodation on board. With names like Pullman, Delux and the Royal Suite, which is half a train car.
The dining car reminds of Edwardian train travel with beautiful pre-1940 and is characterized by the curved roof that is supported with pillars and arches. The button leather seating, crystal glass and branded cutlery are all enhanced with the beautiful light fittings. The fans add to the glamour. This car is referred to as the Pillars.
The lounge car is fitted with deep sofas and wing back chairs and seems like the ideal place for an afternoon snooze as the train makes its way over the plains of Africa. Even the train is air-conditioned the windows can open and you can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.
The Observation Car is like the stoep of Africa.
Till next time