Rovos Rail recently announced the exciting news of its purchase of the Shongololo Express. The 19-coach train has been repainted green and cream, and an additional dining car and observation car have been added.
“Operating a three-star train had always been at the back of my mind,” said owner and CEO of the Rovos Rail Group, Rohan Vos. “When I learned that the Shongololo Express was on offer, the timing seemed serendipitous and an opportunity not to be missed.”
The three itineraries have been rebuilt and include various options for travellers. Accommodation will remain the same and includes six Emerald suites and 30 Gold cabins. Guests will also be able to purchase optional extras such as visits to heritage sites and overnight stays at safari lodges.
“A three-star product offering will be different for us and I’m sure there’ll be a few initial teething problems, but we’ve been doing this for 28 years so I think we’ll be able to manage this exciting new adventure,” said Rohan.