LUXURY ON TRAIN TRACKSThe best in luxury train travel – in my opinion, the best in the world – is right here in South Africa. From the moment you step onto the red carpet at the Rovos Rail Station, you are treated like royalty. Your private butler makes sure that your stateroom and en-suite bathroom (with hot shower and flush toilet) is spotless and comfortable throughout your journey. The wine-paired meals, high tea and drinks in the Observation Car (or on the outside patio at the back of the train) will captivate even the most demanding traveller. The little extra touches, so uniquely Rovos Rail like the Sparkling Wine reception before boarding the train, the excursions along the route (we were treated to a hop-on/hop-off bus in Maatjiesfontein, of all places) and the Sparkling Wine on the platform after an excursion made this trip so memorable that I have wanted to do it again and again and again.