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Luxury Rail Journeys now being Offered by Travel Butlers

Tracey Campbell - June 17, 2009

We are delighted to announce that we have added a new section to our website which customers can search on and book via Travel Butlers – Luxury Rail Journeys.

For an unforgettable part of your holiday to South Africa, why not include a rail journey on one of 2 luxury trains – the Blue Train and Rovos Rail.

double_suite_by_night_sizedThe Blue Train travels between Cape Town and Pretoria, and offers guests an unforgettable combination of luxury train travel, world-class service, and fine dining, all set against a magnificent ever-changing backdrop of the beautiful South African countryside.

The journey takes 24 hours, and you choice of accommodation is in either a Luxury and Deluxe suites – both which offer the choice of twin or double bed sleeping arrangements, made up every night by your onboard butler with the finest bed linen. Private en-suite marble tiled bathrooms offer showers or deep baths for luxuriant soaking.

Dinner is a sumptious affair, served in the dining car and accompanied by a selection of tasteful background music, ranging from smooth jazz to light classical to the mellow tones of the Soweto String Quartet.

class19d-evening-depart-mRovos Rail offers several routes – Cape Town to Pretoria, Cape Town to George, Pretoria to Victoria Falls, and Pretoria to Durban. Journeys take 2 – 3 days, depending on the route. The classic wood panelled coaches are pulled either by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of your journey, and they take you through a kalidescope of stunning countryside.

The wood panelled sleeping coaches offer guests a choice of spacious air-conditioned twin or double bedded Royal, Deluxe or Pullman suites, with every modern convenience and comfort sitting comfortably alongside the period Edwardian features, including a bar fridge, and an en-suite bathroom with either a Victorian bath and separate shower, or just a shower. The elegant Royal suites in particular are the epitome in luxury – each suite takes up half a carriage, and has its own private lounge area.

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