Depending on your itinerary, the train will stop at various points so passengers can enjoy a round of golf, a game drive, or a tour of a local attraction like the Victorian town of Matjiesfontein or the Big Hole at Kimberley. All off-train excursions are guided and you will be able to buy mementoes along the way. If you are venturing out of South Africa, your excursions could include game drives and a visit to the Victoria Falls.

Once back on board, savour a drink in the open-air observation car, which is the last carriage on the train and a firm favourite with all passengers. The non-smoking lounge has a small library, and classic board and card games – or head to your suite for a much-welcome afternoon nap.