JOUR­NEY BY TRAIN

With an old-school and ro­man­tic feel, trav­el­ling by rail is one of the most scenic ways to reach your des­ti­na­tion

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - TRAVEL -

1. METRORAIL’S TOURISM TRAIN IN CAPE TOWN has three week­end routes: Stel­len­bosch for ex­plor­ing the Winelands; the South­ern Line with stops at Cape Point and Boul­ders; and the Khayelit­sha #cof­feemob route for cul­tural ex­plo­ration, arts and crafts and, of course, cof­fee. Capemetro­rail.co.za/Rail-Tourism-Route.htm

2. REEFSTEAMERS TRAIN TOURS of­fers day trips from Jo­han­nes­burg to Ma­galies­burg on clas­sic steam en­gines. Book a ta­ble at the Ma­galies­burg Coun­try Ho­tel be­fore­hand for a yummy buf­fet lunch. Reefsteamers.com

3. IN CAPE TOWN, AT­LANTIC RAIL of­fers day trips in wooden coaches dat­ing back to 1922 around the Penin­sula and to Spier wine farm in Stel­len­bosch. At­lant­i­crail.co.za

4. FOR THE UL­TI­MATE IN LUX­URY ON THE MOVE, book a longer trip on the ve-star Rovos Rail from Pre­to­ria to KwaZulu-Na­tal, Vic­to­ria Falls or Namibia – think op­u­lent on-board suites com­plete with room ser­vice, Vic­to­rian baths and ne china ta­ble set­tings. Rovos.com

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