Best Train Journey – South Africa

/Best Train Journey – South Africa

Best Rail Journey South Africa

The passengers start their best train journey on the Rovos Rail, the Pride of Africa. The train is luxurious and each suite is designed elegantly. The views the passengers enjoy from their train are simply awesome. You are happy to have chosen the best train for your journey through South Africa.

You are in a purple blossomed city Pretoria. You go through this city, rich in culture and history. At leisure, you see the Union Building of Meintjieskop Hill and the excellent monolithic Voortrekker Monument.

The passengers all arrive at a given time at a private station. From here, Central Park Pretoria starts the best train tour of South Africa. This aesthetically done up luxurious train takes its passengers on a journey passing through 1600 kilometers of South Africa. It is a three day tour from Pretoria to Cape Town. After a sumptuous dinner and a good night’s sleep, the passengers arrive at Kimberly the diamond city.

Kimberly has a rich diamond mining history. You visit the Big Hole mine museum. The passengers are greeted and a knowledgeable guide takes you around the museum. You come to know a lot about the artifacts from the diamond rush. Some of you purchase a sparkling souvenir from the museum shop.

It is time to bid goodbye to Kimberly and the passengers board their luxurious train for dinner. The train gives you glimpses of the night that has descended and chugs along to Mattiesfoutein. A sumptuous breakfast on the train along with succulent landscapes of Klein Karoo. Your eyes meet the different flora and fauna, the changing scenes as you pass the Oudtshoorn. You see the fertile river banks and the abundant vines all around. Now you know for sure why the Klein Karoo winemakers produce excellent quality wine. The window of your dining car, lounge or your private suite has feasted your eyes by the passing wonderful scenery.

Slowly the train comes to a halt and all the passengers disembark at Matjesfontein. This pretty little village mesmerizes each of you as you view the long forgotten bygone era. The National Monument, the Victorian Station, the village church are all steeped in history. From here, you move on to the Cape Winelands which lie close to Cape Town. A beautiful clear blue sky throws open the vistas of Mother Nature. It is a happy moment for you out on your vacation and you blushingly hum a tune. This is the second last stop of your best train journey. The passengers move on to visit the wine areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa. It has quaint streets with Victorian architecture and oak lined lanes. Franschhoek has world famous vineyards in its valley. If you are lucky then you could see the fruit orchids. This little town is no less than others for its South Africa’s food and wine capital.

Paarl is famous for its high quality and variety of grapes. It is known as the ‘Red Route.’ This town has a blend of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian Culture.

Your last stop is Cape Town and the passengers alight at the station after a wonderful experience on their best train tour. As the passengers move out they see and feel the throb of the South African, Mother City, Cape Town. The beautiful mountain ranges attract you. A cable car ascent takes the passengers to the Table Mountain. Each side offers panoramic views. The rotating floor gives the passengers a 360 degree view with simply awesome eye-catching surrounding vistas. In Cape Town, you see the rich historic architecture, a mix of cosmopolitan sights and admire the art and crafts unique to South Africa.

The Castle of Good Hope stands majestically with its Vauban-style. It is a must see attraction as it informs the onlooker about the colonial times, its glory and architecture. The Alfred and Victoria Waterfront give you a unique experience in all ways, say it shopping, entertainment and an attractive harbour. Robben Island is several kilometers from the coast of Cape Town. It is historically rich. You are informed that Nelson Mandela was in a prison here during the Apartheid days.

Your journey through South Africa on the Rovos Rail Train has been an unforgettable experience. You have made friends and soon on this third and last day of your trip, you warmly hug each other and part ways, to return to your homeland. Passengers are asked to inquire all your details on Rovos Rail much in advance and likewise do the reservation for their chosen tour.


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