African Diaries / Traveling By Rail In South Africa – Rovos Rail


Show text: From the gracious colonial style station which dates back to 1943 to the first hiss of steam, the huff and chuckle of the pistons and the slowly accelerating clackety-clack of the wheels over the tracks, you know you are in for an unforgettable adventure. The northern Transvaal of South Africa is utterly breathtaking.

The sheer cliffs, the waterfalls and the noble expanse of sky and horizon all compete to entrance the eye. No visit to Africa is complete without a game drive and a Rovos adventure is no exception. Soon you are crossing over the Zambezi, that most romantic of Africa’s rivers, and on the descent into Zambia. No matter how many times you see the Victoria Falls, it’s such an awesome spectacle you never get over it. David Livingstone wrote; “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight…” He’s right. They thundered before we were born and will thunder on after we are gone.

This is a British Series which takes us on several trips to African Reserves and Lodges. This series is a little bit over the top side, but we do get a good look what it is like to be a tourist in Southern Africa. What we don’t get is a real feeling of being there ourselves or the amazing life that exist there.



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