Luxury Rail Operator Snags Shongololo Express


Rovos Rail has purchased the Shongololo Express train of 19 coaches and has agreed to employ all the existing personnel.

The Shongololo Express offers luxury train excursions to seven countries on the southern African continent. The train has been repainted in green and cream, while an additional dining car and an observation car have been added. The accommodation of six Emerald suites (± 10sqm) and 30 Gold cabins (± 7sqm) will remain as is.

The three new itineraries have been restructured with more stationary time at night and less road time spent on the excursions.

Southern Cross: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (12 days)

Dune Express: Pretoria to Swakopmund (12 days)

Good-Hope: Pretoria to Cape Town (15 days)

Golf has been introduced to the Good-Hope trip, renamed Good-Hope Golf, with courses such as the Arabella Golf Estate, Ernie Els Oubaai, Fancourt, Champagne Sports Resort, Durban Country Club, Zimbali, Royal Swazi and Leopard Creek being available to guests. All journeys are available in reverse and, as before, guests can purchase optional extras that include visits to cultural, historic or heritage sites and overnight stays at safari lodges. The rates do not include most lunches, beverages and laundry.

Compiled By: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Tnw. Image: Istock