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The Clickety-Clack of a New Old Train

The Clickety-Clack of a New Old Train

The feted Rovos Rail of South Africa, which has been rewriting the art of cross-continent train travel in Africa since the 80s, has now taken over Shongololo Express to create an old-world long-distance train ride similar to Rovos but that doesn't have all the trimmings and costs less. Trips run from two days to two weeks up to the Victoria Falls and deep into Namibia.

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A book and a view and a train. The travel trinity.

A book and a view and a train. The travel trinity.

The paneling makes the old coaches reek of character.

The paneling makes the old coaches reek of character.

One of two dining cars.

One of two dining cars.

The view, the view, and the view. The Karoo starts to get a bit less dry.

The view, the view, and the view. The Karoo starts to get a bit less dry.

Stopping at Matjiesfontein and looking in at the Lord Milner Hotel.

Stopping at Matjiesfontein and looking in at the Lord Milner Hotel.

Crossing a river before Kimberley.

Crossing a river before Kimberley.

An Excerpt from "Apartheid in my Rucksack"

An Excerpt from "Apartheid in my Rucksack"

The Seychelles Solution

The Seychelles Solution