Top of Table Mountain, photo should be with others below
Premier Classe train is the cheap alternative to the more famous "Blue Train" and goes from Joburg to Cape Town (Blue Train goes from Pretoria) The Premier Classe is 120 pounds and Blue Train, 1000. It's a 24 hr journey. The only difference is the Blue Train is more modern and you probably get free drinks throughout the journey. Our train had complimentary drinks when you boarded and great dinner, breakfast and lunch, and comfortable accommodation. I wouldn't go on the Blue Train on principle, talk about taking the piss.Apparently the Blue Train is running a third full at the moment-Premier Classe, full (95 passengers). Most were Afrikan, 2 Norwegian, 2 Lithuanian, and as far as I could tell, 1 Brit. All passengers white and all staff (apart from boss man) black. Still the same old South Africa. The Afrikans reminded me of the American tourists I met in Argentina/Chile; loud, insular and abrupt with the staff. But at least the women didn't have funny faces due to cosmetic surgeryAnyway, it was only a brief visit to Cape Town, but I've got to come back here again; I've fallen in love with the place-it's fabulous!
Better get to the airport-BA flight to Heathrow- day 42, it's all over!
My own little compartment
These lovelies looked after me
Speeding out of Joburg. Crooked grin makes me look like I've had a stroke. I haven't babe, honest!
Stopped about 100 miles outside Joburg and saw thius. What a lucky boy I am
My drinks mans
My drinks man takes a photo
Entering West Cape and the main wine producing area of South Africa, after a comfortable night's sleep
Shanty town outside Cape Town. Remind you of somewhere? Yes, you've got it.......Didcot!
View of Table Mountain as train nears Cape Town
Roof of "Village Lodge" where I stayed for the night. Had it's own little swimming pool
Victoria and Alfred, yes Alfred Dock, trendy area with cafes, bars etc
Bottom of cable car station, Table Mountain
All over Pete - what wonderful memories you have though. Hope you had a good journey back.ReplyDelete