South Africa on the luxurious Rovos Rail and beyond

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Scott McGregor

SOUTH AFRICA ON THE LUXURIOUS ROVOS RAIL AND BEYOND

Do you fancy yourself a world traveler? Do you crave a bit of the unknown and have a curiosity for experiencing lands untouched by human interaction? Then look no further than exploring the cradle of civilization, Africa, on a Rovos Rail train.

For centuries, Africa was referred to as the “Dark Continent” due to its many unknowns and untold mysteries. Today of course we know far more about Africa, but that doesn’t mean it’s less explored by the average traveler.

The World’s second largest continent is filled with some of the most illustrious and beautiful sites our planet has to offer. Of course, tackling a trip across all of Africa is nearly impossible and one could spend a lifetime there trying to take in all of its magnificence. With such a landmass most would think flying is mandatory to get everywhere, but the real way to experience is by train, on board Rovos Rail. No hassle of waiting in lines for international crossings or connecting by coach, just pure luxury. Watch as the stunning landscapes pass by from your private wood-paneled compartment.

You may be so at home on the train you won’t want to get off but we’ve got a few things that should peak your interest.

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and the World’s largest waterfall is truly something remarkable to see. The sheer power of the falls will leave you in awe and the views from the First Gorge will take your breath away.

Kruger National Park

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest and most famous game reserves. All the Big Five animals are found here in their natural habitat and getting a chance to see them all is a once in a lifetime experience.

Hwange National Park

 Zimbabwe’s largest natural reserve and once home to the late Cecil the lion is another park that should top any explorer’s list. The large carnivores like lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs can all be spotted in the park, but be sure to keep your eyes up as well, the park is home to over 400 bird species.

Pretoria

One of South Africa’s three capitals, Pretoria serves as the administrative centre. The city itself has a fascinating history to delve in to and today the city is being reborn with a new sense of multiculturalism.

Africa has endless wonder and these are just a few of the incredible things to see and do with us on your Southern Africa adventure. We’d love to talk to you more about this unbelievable trip so please contact us if you want to know more or are interested in booking a tour!

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