Cape Town - It’s easy to take our local train services for granted, yet rail travel has historically been connected with ideas of adventure and destiny.
Today still, there's an element of romance to train travel. Hurtling along at 100 km/hr with cinematic scenes unfolding whilst safe in your seat, travelling by train can be a truly exciting venture.
The glamour may be lost on your daily Metrorail commute - especially when there are strikes and delays - but the variety of rail adventures to be had around the world goes beyond a daily commute on Metrorail.
Globally, travelling trains are all that jazz. From luxurious kangaroo fillet and boutique beer on the two-day Adelaide-Darwin run, to cruising to the Himalayas on India’s gritty Kalka-Shimla ‘toy train’. There’s something to please both the thrill-seeker and the traveller of leisure.
South Africa also boasts some of the most sought-after train journeys in the world - in the form of the Blue Train and the Rovos Rail.
SEE: NEW Rovos Rail product to make luxury train travel more affordable AND SA’s Blue Train: 4 new plans to make it worldly superior
If you're looking to derail beyond the boundaries of SA, however, check these most spectacular rail trips in the world...
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