Travelled on this train to Cape Town on boxing day.
The journey to the station by taxi from the airport left us apprehensive but on arrival we were shown to the train lounge and were offered refreshments which allayed our fears.
Our luggage was delivered to our sleeping berths and we were well looked after.
The cabins and berths were dated but clean. The gowns that we were promised failed to materialise.
The food and bar were of an acceptable standard and the staff were pleasant and helpful.
The journey lasted about 25 hours and was very interesting at times the clatter of the wheels woke us during the night but it was an experience which was made the more enjoyable by the diversity of the landscapes we passed.
It would have been quicker by air but nowhere near as interesting or relaxing
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