On an African Safari, this for me is the best train journey as you can open the windows of the train and the best is to sit on the little open deck on the observation car of the train and that is the most special feeling sitting outside as you really feel so close to nature and watching the world pass you by. The train offers the finest luxury and a unique opportunity to travel on the most luxurious train in the world. The suites are spacious and offer a blend of beautiful fitting and antique furniture with modern, wood- paneled coaches which give it a warm feeling as well.
The train has 20 renovated original coaches, some from before the 1920s”. Each train can accommodate up to 72 passengers all travelling in style and luxury. The coaches have all been rebuilt and this train is restored to a classic finish with everyday modern conveniences one can need.
The food is fit for a king as they have the finest of chefs that prepare all your meals with love and care. Meals are served in a Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and they also have a selection of the finest of South African wines. The accent is on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes and incredible game dishes are there specialty. Breakfast is served from 07h00 and 10hoo, lunch at 13hoo, high tea at 16h3o and dinner at 10h30.
One has to dress smart casual and for the evening one needs to dress up in a more formal attire. Men have to wear a jacket and a tie. They do not have radios or T.V on the train. You are only allowed to use your laptop in your own suite. Smoking is only allowed in your suite or the Club Lounge.
The Royal Suite takes up half the carriage which is extremely spacious and elegant measuring +16sq meters in size. Each has its own lounge area and full bathroom with separate shower. Fully air-conditioned suites accommodate two people. All original fittings and Edwardian features make this fit for royalty.