Rohan Vos, a motor-spares dealer from Witbank, took a train trip in 1985. The bug bit so thoroughly that his rail travel company is now a byword for leisurely luxury, while still undercutting international rivals In an era in which speed is king, there are still those who long to travel at a far more leisurely pace, in super luxury. Rovos Rail founder Rohan Vos successfully positioned his Pride of Africa train in this niche sector, doing SA’s tourism industry proud.He says Rovos is selling an experience, not a train journey.While the weekly return trip between Cape Town and Pretoria is the backbone of Rovos’s operations, the venturesome rail group has spread its tentacles far further.It undertakes regular 14-day trips, starting in Cape Town and meandering along a 6,100km route to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Among other destinations in the Rovos line-up are Durban, Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. "We do not operate speed trains," says Vos.Riding Rovos’s five-star, wood-panelle...

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