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    <p>Introducing <a href="https://rovos.com/" target="_blank">Rovos Rail</a>, the most luxurious train in the world. Since its inception in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for world-class travel experiences. Its collection of bespoke journeys link some of <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/southern-africa" target="_blank">South Africa&rsquo;s</a> greatest destinations while the array of off-train excursions allow for even deeper exploration.</p>\r\n
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    <h2>A timeline of Rovos Rail&rsquo;s history</h2>\r\n
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    <p><em>&ldquo;As so often happens, it was a combination of influences and events that led to the purchase of the first coach, the start of what would become Rovos Rail. A Wilbur Smith heroine with her own private railway coach, a man called Phil Acutt with a passion for trains and the presence of the Witbank Steam Railway in the coal-mining town where Rohan Vos ran his successful auto spares business, all played a part.&rdquo;</em></p><h2>Life on board</h2>\r\n
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    <p>Rovos Rail has seven locomotives all of which have accommodation carriages, dining cars, a lounge car, a small gift shop, a smoking lounge and an observation car with an open-air balcony.</p>\r\n
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    <p>There are three suite categories to choose from; Pullman, Deluxe and Royal - each offers passengers privacy and comfort with double or twin beds and fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. Every suite has an en-suite, tea making facilities, air conditioning and adequate storage.</p>\r\n
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    <p>A team of talented chefs are responsible for ensuring guests&rsquo; every need is catered for. Fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes are a speciality. Meals are served in one sitting in the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. The dining cars have tables of two and tables of four and guests can dine together or individually.</p>\r\n
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    <h2>Inspirational journey&rsquo;s</h2>\r\n
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    <p>Rovos Rail offers nine inspirational journeys across South Africa:</p>\r\n
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    \t<li><strong>Cape Town:</strong> Rediscover the old pioneering trail of the Karoo on this 3-day journey.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Durban Safari: </strong>Venture into the heart of the South African bushveld on this 3-day safari.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Victoria Falls:</strong> A 4/5-day meander to see one of the natural wonders of the world.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Golf Safari:</strong> An exciting 9/10-day kaleidoscope of golf and scenic beauty (and non-golfing!)</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>African Collage:</strong> A 9/10-day tapestry of landscape, game, history and culture covering South Africa.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Namibia Safari:</strong> Explore untamed deserts and the wild Atlantic on this 9-10-day safari.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Dar es Salaam:</strong> Embark on this epic 15-day voyage across Southern Africa.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Trail of Two Oceans:</strong> A pioneering 15-day east-west African adventure.</li>\r\n
    \t<li><strong>Copper Trail:</strong> 15 days uniting a natural wonder of the world with the famous copper trail.</li>\r\n
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    <p><a href="http://rovos.com/journeys/" target="_blank">For further details on each journey, click here</a>.</p>\r\n
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    <p><a class="button" href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/find-your-cruise?page=1&amp;categories%5B0%5D=Cruise%20%26%20Rail&amp;places%5B0%5D=Southern%20Africa&amp;sortBy=default&amp;worldCruise=1" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ffffff">See all featured cruise deals</span></a></p>\r\n
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    <p><sub>Resources: <a href="https://rovos.com/" target="_blank">https://rovos.com/</a></sub></p>
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