[Infographic]: What to pack for the Rovos Rail

Part of the charm of travelling on Africa’s most luxurious train is that guests are required to look the part. Forget your yoga pants and flip-flops – it’s time to whip out those sparkly cocktail numbers, flowy dresses and sports jackets.

The dress code is smart-casual during the day. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes, a hat and sunblock for the times you will be disembarking on day tours. Evenings are more formal: men are required to wear a jacket and tie and, for the ladies, cocktail dress is suggested. Pairs of pumps or dressy flats are a clever idea, especially if you’re worried about navigating a moving train in heels.

Rooms are spacious so there is plenty of luggage space for those extra items. If there are weight restrictions for other parts of your trip, our Africa Safari Experts can arrange for your extra Rovos Rail items to be stored until you board the train, or when you disembark. Don’t forget warm clothing for chilly mornings and evenings.

In its ornate dark wood finishes and 1920s glamour, the train encapsulates the spirit of a bygone era. Keeping in this spirit, there are no TV, radio or Wi-Fi connections on board and guests are not permitted to use cell phones or electronic devices in the shared spaces. Pack a good book, your Kindle or a journal, and take advantage of this quiet time to enjoy the scenery, wine and dine, socialise and play a few old-school board and card games in the lounge car.

Our handy infographics – for him and for her – will give you a better idea of what clothing to pack for your Rovos Rail train journey.


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