Revel In Luxury Train Travel While Exploring The Wonders Of Africa

Revel In Luxury Train Travel While Exploring The Wonders Of Africa

Have you dreamed of exploring Africa and following in the footsteps of great explorers of times gone by? Would wild animals roaming the plains of this great continent thrill you? Do you want to feel the spray from the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World? This would be the holiday of a life time! But, you need your comfort, you need to feel safe, and you hate sitting in a bus full of tourists rushing from place to place. Luxury train travel is the answer. Book a ticket and sit back as your travel from the Tavern of the Seas to the Smoke that Thunders in luxury train travel.

Start your journey from Table Mountain, the towering edifice at the southern tip of this great continent that was a welcome sight to the first seafarers who ventured far from home. Cape Town has embraced people from all over the world and a rich and fascinating medley of architecture and culture has been created under the southern skies. Traverse the hinterland through inland provinces and landlocked Botswana until, flanked by the small Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls and Livingstone in Zambia, you encounter the greatest waterfall in Africa.

Begin your adventure by flying to Cape Town to board a grand old train restored by Rovos Rail. The sophistication of luxury train travel transports you into a bygone era when a journey by train provided a relaxing way to traverse great distances without the inconveniences one has to endure on modern tours.

You will enjoy the convenience of first class accommodation, five star cuisine and impeccable service as the train glides out of Cape Town station, following the tracks of early settlers to Stellenbosch and across the towering Hottentots Holland Mountain range where baboons will casually glance your way as they groom their young ones on rocky outcrops.

Enjoy sumptuous meals and the best of South African wines as you cross the stark Karoo grasslands and journey up to the one-time diamond capital of Kimberley.

Buy a few curios when you stop in the capital, Pretoria, before settling back into the comfort of the observation coach. From here you scan the horizon for your first sighting of giraffes towering above the trees and springbok bounding across the plains of Botswana. You will look for elephant cooling off in a mud bath and hope for a glimpse of a majestic lion.

Over the border into Zimbabwe and, finally, you hear the thunder in the distance, you see the spray of water rising above the river and you know that Mosi-oa-Tunya is close by.

But nothing has prepared you for the all-encompassing experience of being drenched through your raincoat as you gaze in wonder at the 1,700 meter sheet of water, roaring as it plunges into the Zambezi Gorge a 100 meters below.

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