Sunrise in the Karoo
On train journeys to or from Cape Town, waking up in the Karoo is always a highlight. As the train snakes across the vast, arid landscape, the sun bursts from the horizon in dazzling explosions of pink and gold. The landscape is so flat and open, at this time of the day, you will find it hard to determine where the earth ends and the sky begins.
The view of the Falls
The Rovos Rail's route to the town of Victoria Falls passes along the original bridge that spans the gorge. Reaching the Falls and watching the masses of water plummet downward as the train trundles by is always a momentous occasion. You are likely to hear the Falls before you see them, building the most pleasurable anticipation.
Both trains take great pride in the fine fare available on their menus, all complemented by exclusive selections of South African wines. Local ingredients, like Karoo lamb, ostrich, venison and Knysna oysters, are very popular and prepared to perfection. The fanfare of the meals are crowned by exquisitely decorated dining cars.