Discover a world of luxury set in the romance of a bygone age as you travel via steam train through the spectacular landscapes.
The Steam Train Company
combines the excitement of sight seeing and golf holidays with the irresistible romance of luxury train travel.
Operating out of Cape Town, they offer golf and scenic tours along the Garden Route, overland tours to Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, and a series of day tours to the Cape Winelands and along the False Bay Coast. The recently refurbished vintage train offers comfort, style and elegance of a bygone era.
* Tel: +27 (0)21 4195222
For short scenic trips, you could try the Banana Express
on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, the Apple Express
out of Port Elizabeth for similar experiences as the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe. Rovos Rail
offers two beautifully rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.
For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town.
* Tel: (+27-12) 3158242
The Blue Train
has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel.
Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.Club
"Friends of the Rail" is a club dedicated to the restoration, preservation and running of a wide gamut of South African railway heritage.
Based at Capital Park in Pretoria, the club is run and staffed almost entirely by enthusiast volunteers who give up their free time to bring history and nostalia back to life by running steam-hauled train trips to a variety of destinations as a living museum for the edification and enjoyment of everyone.
* Tel: +27 (0)12 5484090