Experience South Africa by Train

Experience South Africa by Train

South Africa has a wide range of spectacular sights to satisfy anybody who makes this their holiday destination. With major cities to visit and beautiful landscapes in harder-to-find places, taking a trip around South Africa on a luxury train may be the ideal way for you to enjoy everything that this stunning place has to offer.

The Ultimate In Elegance, Sophistication And Romance

Many of the excursions on the luxury trains in South Africa begin and end in some of the bigger cities, which means that you can choose those which interest you most as your departure points. After a day or so exploring the delights of the city, you can hop aboard one of the country’s classic trains and be instantly transported into a bygone era where elegance, sophistication, romance and sheer self-indulgent luxury are the order of the day. With nothing else to think about other than how else you can be pampered, you can simply relax and take in the fantastic scenery as your journey leads you through the very heart of the country.

A Chance To Stretch Your Legs

As many of these luxury train journeys include stops along the way, there is no chance of suffering from cabin fever, and this is certainly a great way to experience some of the more tucked away places that you may not otherwise get the chance to visit. Museums, safaris and a range of excursions which allow you to take in the lake district or the desert are just a few of the options that one of these journeys has to offer. With trips of varying lengths, you can decide which one will suit you best, so that you still have plenty of time to experience South Africa in other ways as part of your tailor-made holiday.

See More For Your Money

Of course, one of the best things about taking an excursion on one of the luxury trains in South Africa is the fact that you get to see so much more of the country, but from a vantage point which would rival any first-class hotel and is surprisingly spacious. Chugging sedately towards your destination, you can enjoy exquisite meals in the dining car, the traditional furnishings in the observation car and the luxurious bed in your own private compartment, while taking in the parts of the country that you want to see as part of your tailor-made experience. You could, for example, take the route from Johannesburg via Pretoria to Cape Town or the Victoria Falls, and back again; or experience the stunning scenery as you travel along South Africa’s Cape Shore.

Your Own Agenda

Although many holidaymakers will, of course, want to return to this stunning part of the world time and time again, for some it will a once in a lifetime experience during which they will want to see and do as much as possible. By including these spectacular luxury train journeys, you can spend some time relaxing on the beach, some time exploring the cities and the sights, and yet still make the travelling from place to place an integral part of your holiday to South Africa. Who says you can’t have it all?

Rachel Hill is a Southern Africa Travel specialist, a company specialising in luxury, tailor-made South Africa holidays, as well as holidays to other destinations in Southern Africa. Our experienced consultants will help you design your very own luxury holiday, and will be happy to provide you with a free quote.

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