Journey of a thousand miles… (part 1)

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Journey of a thousand miles… (part 1)

Journey of a thousand miles…                         (part 1)

we arrived at the station to yet another warm welcome by the Rovos Rail Team.

This was our family for the duration of our journey with @rovosrail .
The most amazing team, caring, kind, gentle and so attentive.

Check in…

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While we waited to board the train, we were treated to freshly made snacks and beverages and the sound of music.

Rohan Vos and his passion and commitment to this project, made for a great introduction. Rohan personally greeted and invited every passenger onboard the train,


Soon enough we were shown to platform #24 where we would board the train.

Finally on the train…
A dream come true… Mini me, was just as excited 💕
Mother and daughter, on journey of a thousand miles…🚞🚞🚞

Our suite for the next 3 days and so we began our journey, Cape Town to Pretoria.The suite was beautiful, wood finishes, the bed was very comfortable, the bar fridge was well sticked, the @africology_sa amenities were amazing, the bathroom was so well kept, super clean, a full length mirror, hair dryer and heater were available in the bathroom. The cupboards in the room were large enough, plenty of story space.
The suite was very comfortable –

The chef paid us a personal visit, shortly after we had settled in our suite. He discussed the menu with us as per our dietary requirements.
We were in for a treat – South Africa’s classic cuisine.

Appreciate what you have….

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes for you.

Meals are announced by a gong chime..


Yes to Vegetable Bobotie and melktertjies

When you love what you have…

Afternoon Tea-Dainty sweets and savoury nibbles…

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A brief stop at Matjiesfontein…

Matjiesfontein’s most famous resident was writer and feminist, Olive Schreiner whose novel, Story of an African Farm, was set in the Karoo. Like the town’s first resident, James Logan, Olive Schreiner came to Matjiesfontein to find relief from her asthma, and it is here, in this gem of a town, that she introduced her advanced and at the time, controversial views on social injustice and feminism.


Dinners on @rovosrail are so special. Guests dress for dinner, such a rare and special ritual nowadays. The tables were beautifully set in crisp white linen, with silverware and crystal glasses.

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Careful thought and meticulous planning goes into the menu as guests stay aboard for several days at a time and require the perfect balance and range of dishes.

Seasbass was the highlight for me.

turndown service
Like any good premium property, the turndown service @rovosrail was immaculately executed.

It was time for a good night’s rest….

Look out for my next stop…. – next stop….


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