Friday, 26 February 2016

South Africa: Shongololo Express purchased by Rovos Rail | Шонгололо Южная Африка

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Shongololo Express purchased by Rovos Rail

The Shongololo Express was purchased by the luxurious Rovos Rail train at the beginning of January 2016.

The Shongololo Express train has been repainted in green and cream and 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 itineraries, namely Southern Cross (12 days Pretoria to Victoria Falls), Dune Express (12 days Pretoria to Swakopmund), and Good-Hope (15 days Pretoria to Cape Town), have been rebuilt to include more stationary time at night and less time spent on the road on excursions. 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, historical or heritage sites and overnight stays at safari lodges. The rates do not include most lunches, beverages and laundry.

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