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Rail Journeys - Palace on Wheels

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There can be few methods of travel more nostalgic, more romantic or more elegant than a classic train journey through the majestic landscapes of Southern Africa aboard the Rovos Rail or The Blue Train. The experience takes one back to the Victorian era when the journey was more important than the destination with nothing but time on hand, shifting to the whispering rhythm of the wheels. Just enjoy a welcome reception, hand the porter your luggage, step on board your 'Palace on Wheels' and watch some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows as you enjoy gourmet cuisine paired with many fine wines.

The trains typically consist of refurbished coaches with lounges, restaurant cars, and private en suite sleeping compartments that epitomize a fine blend of old-world opulent charm and subtle modern innovations. Meals are served in a charming Victorian atmosphere within the dining cars, and guests love the formality of fine china, crisp linen and silver, and dress accordingly. Both Rovos Rail and The Blue Train offers regular schedules between Pretoria and Cape Town in both directions with a several off-train excursions for golf, safaris and sightseeing.
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