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All You Need To Know About Luxury Train Travel

By Neil Ryberg

If you decide that you want to go on a luxury train ride then you really are making one of the best decisions. Luxury train travel allows you to see more of the country you are traveling through. There are also many things that you will see that are often inaccessible by car.

Luxury train travel is possible no matter where you are. If you feel a pull to see the wonders that Africa has to offer then there is a train ride for you. This trip will start in one of South Africa’s most renowned cities, Cape Town. The train will then start its long journey north toward Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam.

On this train ride you will experience Mpumalanga’s wonderful game reserves. You will also wind your way around to the Victoria Falls. You can also see the wondrous green valleys of Kwazulu-Natal as you journey through them. You will be astonished by the dry beauty that is the Karoo when you go into this desert. When you hit the southern Cape and travel through the lush garden route you may find yourself thinking that this is the best thing you have ever done. When you get to Namibia you will see why many people believe it has to be experienced in order to really understand its beauty.

All the trains will be either electric, steam or diesel powered. The trains all have 36 suites on them and will only hold 72 people and no more. The variety of trips available is vast. You could take a 2 day journey from Pretoria to Cape Town. You could also try the Cape to Cairo trip.

Going on a 1600 kilometer trip to the Victoria Falls is one of the other train journeys available. On this trip you will travel through Botswana and even be able to take pictures of animals from the train as you go through a nature reserve. There are a number of other stops that the train does before you reach your final destination.

Many people will want to experience the heat and desert that makes up Namibia. You can do this one a trip that will take 7 days and will cover 3400 kilometers. This train departs in Pretoria and will stop in Kimberley so you can see the Big Hole which is the largest man made hole created when digging for diamonds. After this the train will go through the Northern Cape and to Namibia. Some of the other stops this train makes will include the Fish River Canyon which is the second largest canyon in the world.

It is possible to experience all the beauty a country can offer in comfort through luxury train travel. You can choose the trip you want to go one from a range of them.

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Ryberg, Neil "All You Need To Know About Luxury Train Travel." All You Need To Know About Luxury Train Travel. 24 Jul. 2010. 29 Jul 2014 <>.

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