Rovos Rail Pride of Africa story

I’ve just returned from a truly amazing trip on Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa. This has to be one of the most luxurious train trips of the world (and the train buffs on the trip would nod vigorously in agreement!) It took 15 days to meander from Dar es Salaam (where I stayed at the truly lovely Oyster Bay Hotel), through Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, stopping for two nights at Victoria Falls, then heading into Botswana and the north-west of South Africa at the Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe Reserve for two days. It all ended in Cape Town with a two restful nights at the Cape Grace and a slap-up high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel.  trip.

Have a look at the story here in The Sun Herald Travel section on Sunday, September 11:

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About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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