The trains offer an ideal venue for conferences, products launches, sales incentives schemes and company functions as well as providing a perfect opportunity to entertain international visitors.
From Capital Park very successful overnight trips from one to 10 days have been undertaken in the past with business incentive groups, historical tours, private family gatherings and bird shoots.
The golden age of luxury train travel has been renewed in the heart of the African bush. Rovos Rail, with its private station and headquarters at Capital Park in Pretoria, provides unique train and air safaris through and over some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.
Rovos Rail operates 2 trains of 20 carriages each, which have been splendidly rebuilt with meticulous attention to detail, comfort and luxury. Steam, Diesel or Electric locomotives operating at various stages of the journey draw the trains.
These classic trains, called 'The Pride of Africa' each carry a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious train suites in the world. With fine wood panelling, period Edwardian features as well as every modern convenience and comfort, the air-conditioned suites carry two people offering the option of twin or double beds.The Royal Suites each have their own private lounge area and feature a full en-suite bathroom with shower and Victorian bath. The Deluxe Suites each have a lounge area and private bathroom with shower. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.
The discreet and caring staff is available to meet the guests needs around the clock, whilst an enthusiastic team of chefs ensures the guests enjoy superb meals complemented by outstanding South African wines. Enjoy a nostalgic flight in a grand old lady of the skies.
The Convair 440 has proven conclusively to be one of the most reliable post-war passenger aircraft ever built. She sports a spacious, pressurised cabin seating up to 44 passengers in true Rovos style and comfort. The 1954 Convair 440 Aircraft are available for charter from Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria.Within reason and subject to availability, the chartered train can go anywhere there is a railway line on the sub-continent of Africa.