About Private Hire


Pride of place in the Rovos stable goes to the historic and newly rebuilt station and locomotive yard in Pretoria, which is the heart and headquarters of this private railway company. From here, successful charters from one to 10 days have been undertaken with incentive groups, historical tours and private gatherings.

With discreet and friendly service, excellent cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail encourages relaxation, rest and great conversation. The beautifully rebuilt trains – which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.

Rovos Rail has proudly launched an Events Train, which can accommodate up to 250 guests but does not have sleeping facilities on board and is thus only suitable for daytime journeys. Limited only by time and distance, there are many alternative uses for the train, which include a three-hour circular trip around Pretoria or a one-way journey to any destination within eight hours’ rail travel time from Pretoria.

Within reason, and subject to availability, the chartered train can go wherever there is a railway line in Southern Africa.

Please see the downloads bar for information on private charters. Events Train PDF will be available soon.
For more information, please contact bruce@rovos.co.za