These unusual steam-hauled journeys in our luxury trains are great opportunities at great prices for ardent steam enthusiasts.
(PRWEB) April 3, 2007
Train Chartering proposes 4- & 6-day African Steam Safaris in luxury; experience 1,200kms (746 miles) & 1,600kms (994 miles) steam-hauled journeys.
Rovos Rail has organised two Steam Tours in gracious luxury through southern Africa. The 4- and 6-day Steam Safaris are unique long-distance tours of special interest to anyone who loves the subcontinent, steam trains and luxury rail travel. Both tours are steam-hauled for the entire journey, with two run pasts each day.
The 4-day Steam Safari leaves Rovos Rail's Station at Capital Park in Pretoria for a 1,200kms-long journey. The train is hauled by historic Class 25NC locomotives through the gold-rich Highveld to the Freestate, stopping in Bloemfontein with its array of cultural & historical attractions. The Steam Safari then continues south into the Eastern Cape, calling at the Addo Elephant Park, home to over 450 elephants, as well as cape buffalo & antelopes. The journey ends in Port Elizabeth.
The 4-day Steam Safari starts from R 18,285 per person.
The 6-day Steam Safari is an extraordinary 1,600kms long, hauled by historic Class 19D & GMAM locomotives. The latter, Garratt no. 4079, is loaned by Sandstone Estates. The Steam Safari departs from Victoria Falls Station, heading south towards Thompson's Junction. There is a game drive in Hwange Game Reserve as well as an excursion in Bulawayo. Enjoy the primeval African sight of Baobab trees, cross the Tropic of Capricorn & view the majestic Soutpansberg Mountains before visiting Polokwane. The train's final destination is Capital Park Station, Pretoria.
The 6-day Steam Safari is from R 19,995 per person.
Rohan Vos of Rovos Rail is clear: "These unusual steam-hauled journeys in our luxury trains are great opportunities at great prices for ardent steam enthusiasts."
Rovos Rail UK: Robert Schaerer, T: +44 207 228 8283 F: +44 207 228 8316
Rovos Rail USA: Henry Kartagener, T: +1 631 858 1270 F: +1 631 858 1279.
Train Chartering: Simon Pielow, +44 (0) 1293 783 347.
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
1. Train Chartering offers private train charters or private carriage hire around the world. http://www.trainchartering.com.
2. Hi-res photos and further information is available from Rovos Rail or Train Chartering.
3. The rack rate for the Steam Safaris (Prices in UD$/€/£ for guidance only):
a. The 4-day Steam Safari, per person sharing:
i. Pullman Suite R 18,285 (US$2,540 / €1,910 / £1,295)
ii. Deluxe Suite R 22,850 (US$3,170/€2,385/£1,615)
b. The 6-day Steam Safari, per person sharing:
i. Pullman Suite R 19,995 (US$2,775/€2,090/£1,415)
ii. Deluxe Suite R 24,995 (US$3,470/€2,610/£1,770)
c. Prices include all excursions, accommodation, meals & alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train.
4. Visas to be obtained prior to departure for Africa. They are available through booking agents; check with relevant embassies for visa requirements.
6. Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions.
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