The Road to Mandalay

The Road to Mandalay Cruise

  • Road to Mandalay. The tune, ‘On the Road to Mandalay’ demonstrates Frank Sinatra’s confused memories of the Far East combined with memories of the Bay of Bengal.
  • Mandalay is the second largest city in Mayanmar, founded in 1857, famous for being ascribed as the old royal capital of Myanmar.
  • In the past, the Burmese kings lived in the city, so one can occasionally still stumble over some of their artifacts. The city itself does present a certain nostalgic feeling of royalty, while cruising on one of the most fabled rivers, gliding past ancient pagodas and charming fishing villages.
  • The vessel, the Road to Mandalay, transpires a tranquil intimate experience matching royal surroundings.
  • Amongst the royal décor, you also are treated the same, appreciating the peace you observe and your peace within.

The Eastern Oriental Express

The Eastern Oriental Express

  • The Eastern Oriental Express traverses through South Eastern Asia accommodating visitors in unrivalled etiquette on a mysterious adventure, an adventure yet to be discovered.
  • The elegant green exterior accentuates the polished paneled wooden corridors with silken furniture, leaving a distinct Asian feel. The exotic and haute-culture cuisine is served in ornamental dining cars.
  • Be seated at a freshly ironed white-linen coated table, outfitted with sparkling crystal and glittering silverware.
  • Rub shoulders with celebrities, while you sway to the jazz orientating from the Bar Carriage.
  • Stewards at your beck and call, present you with champagne, wine and cocktails. Your elegant cabin with its plush furnishings awaits you, as the Oriental Express rolls into the night.
  • To spoil you even more, a befitting gown and slippers are laid out for your comfort.
  • Tomorrow you will experience a new beginning, as you set out to discover the region’s secrets for yourself.

Blue Train

Blue Train

  • As time rushes past from the 19 th Century towards the dawn of the following era, a dream was born.
  • The dream was to link the legislative capital of South Africa, Cape Town, with the administrative capital of the country, Pretoria, via modern technology.
  • From this dream, the Blue Train manifested. The Blue Train skillfully negotiates the tracks throughout South Africa only complementing the breath-taking scenery, befitting the mystique of the country.
  • Presidents, royalty, celebrities to honeymooners indulge on this superb five star “hotel-on-wheels”, even ordinary folk, romanticizing about life spent in luxury, a life out-of-reach thus far.
  • Until now…
  • Welcome aboard The Blue Train, your unforgettable experience into the soul of Africa is about to begin…

Shongololo Express

Shongololo Express

  • The Shongololo (millipede) was founded, as indigenous South Africans recognized and described the moving carriages of a train as a millipede, which resulted in the birth of the Shongololo Express
  • This is an extremely relaxing and pleasant way to experience and enjoy South Africa in a luxurious manner.
  • The cabins are all elegant but come in different sizes ranging from the larger Emerald Double to the less grand, Gold Twin.
  • The price range of the differing cabins enable everyone to afford a voyage on a luxury train.

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

  • Since establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail earned international recognition and merit for world class travelling experiences.
  • From 2 to 15 days, Rovos Rail offers luxury journeys across Africa to some of the continents greatest destinations.
  • The “Pride of Africa” only halts for exciting excursions, just prolonging the anticipated arrival.
  • Step aboard, mingle on the “Pride of Africa” and behold the vintage wood-panelled coaches, while you cherish the varied scenery unfolding beyond the windows.
  • With impeccable and benevolent service, haute cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail emphasizes the simpler, the elegant era only accentuating the timeless grace and high romance of an African journey.
  • Diesel and/or electric allow a maximum 72 passengers to be conveyed in 36 superbly outfitted suites.
  • The Rovos Rail is also available for events and private charters and has a capacity of 250 guests for specific daytime charters.