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Enjoy Luxury Train Travel Now

By Neil Ryberg

Would you like to go back in time, and experience luxury train travel when it was the height of elegance, catered to the elite? Would you like to know what it is like to be in a five star hotel on wheels, with some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the world going by right outside your window?

You can do that by booking a journey on the private railway Rovos Rail in South Africa. Whether it is for 2 days or 2 weeks, it will be one of the greatest memories of all your vacations. The trains are vintage models, not replicas, completely restored to mint condition.

The motif of deep glossy wood you will find throughout the train, is a kind of elegance you might find in the finest of hotels. The traditional luxury furniture and decor from a bygone era, creates a mood of rare grandeur and sophistication in the Lounge, Dining and Observation cars.

You will not being seeing, airplane or bus style seating on the Pride of South Africa. You are going to settle into wingtip chairs and deep comfortable couches. Every passenger has their own suite, as well, which comfortably accommodate couples or singles.

All three levels of suites offer your option of double twin beds or double beds. The whole train has air conditioning and heating, as needed, but you can always open your windows if you want fresh air. You have full private bathrooms with a shower. The Royal Suite also has a vintage Victorian bathtub. Bring your own bubbles.

You will enjoy 5 star dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the elegant dining car. The dining gong is rung before each meal, which is only served once. If you miss it, there is always room service, available twenty four hours a day. Dinner is formal. Jackets and ties are mandatory.

The carriages are from the 1930′s, restored to full glory, and better. They include the modern conveniences of air conditioning, heating, and have electrical receptacles for hair dryers and and shavers. However, modern technology is only allowed in your room.

No laptops or cell phones should be in the public areas. After all, this is a trip back into time. Cell phone reception is spotty, at best, and no wifi for internet access is provided. This is a vacation designed to break you free, temporarily, of those technological chains that bind you.

Rovos is at the very top of the list when it comes to luxury train travel. By the way, your train could be powered by diesel, steam or electricity.

We’ve got the ultimate inside skinny on fab luxury train travel through South Africa now in our Chinese Website overview.

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