Stay Royal In The Royal Livingstone Express


To have an inimitable dining experience blending the sumptuousness of Sun International’s Royal Livingstone hotel with the charisma of rail travel, The Royal Livingstone Express is the final destination. This train is an all encompassing luxury rail experience ingrained in the melancholy of a long-gone era. As the train travels through the pictorial Irwell Valley in Pullman style coaches, it provides you with fine wine and dining.

The Express comprises of 5 air-conditioned carriages, a kitchen car, 2 dining cars, lounge car and an observation car and these are pulled by either a 12th class 204 locomotives or the 10th class 156. The Wembley, one of the dining cars, was constructed by the Birmingham Railway Carriages and Wagon Company. The 10th class 156 steam locomotive originally belonged to the largest private railway network in the world, Zambezi Sawmills limited. All these when combined, gives a feeling of nostalgia and takes the look of the train to restoration period.

The Royal Livingstone Express not only gives a unique, but an eco experience also. The comfortable and luxurious carriage of the train gives a very satisfying experience while enjoying one of the most picturesque railway passes in Southern Africa. This Express provides the desired experience of wilderness, tunnels, waterfalls, flora and fauna with bird’s-eye views.


Posted by Anjita on March 27, 2009 in Travel

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