Rovos Rail has proudly launched an Events Train. Limited only by time and distance there are many alternative uses, 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. Only suitable for daytime journeys and depending on the number of guests, the Events Train can host – with full-bar facilities – a four-course sit-down dinner for up to 120 guests, a three-course sit-down meal for up to 240 guests in two sittings or, for 250 guests, hot snacks, canapés and cocktails served for the duration of the journey.
Events Train Overview
The observation car, which has a spacious open-air balcony and seats 32 passengers, is positioned at the rear of the train while at the centre of the train there is, when numbers dictate, a non-smoking lounge car that seats 26 passengers in comfort. A smoking club lounge is placed next to the observation car and seats 11. There is a small, discreet gift shop on board and, maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. Our maximum capacity is 72 passengers in 36 suites:
• 4 x Royal Suites (double)
• 23 x Deluxe Suites (double or twin – alongside or in an L-shape configuration)
• 9 x Pullman Suites (double or bunk-bed configuration)
Events Train Facilities
Luggage shelf, cupboards, safe, air-conditioning, mini-bar facilities, bathroom amenities, dressing gown and slippers, hairdryer and shaver point.
1. Royal (±16m2 /±172ft2 ) take up half a carriage, each with their own private lounge area and full en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. BED: Double (189x189cm) or side-by-side twin (189x94cm).
2. Deluxe (±10m2 /±108ft2 ) have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. BED: Double lengthways (189x189cm); double crosswise (189x160cm); side-by-side twin (189x94cm); L-twin (189x90cm).
3. Pullman (±7m2 /±76ft2 ) have the identical bathroom to the Deluxe Suites. The bedroom is smaller with a one-up one-down or double bed. During the day this can be converted into a comfortable couch. BED: Double crosswise (189x150cm); side-by-side twin (189x75cm); single lower bunk (189x90cm); single upper bunk (189x60cm).