Shosholoza Meyl to transport soccer funs to Bloemfontein
Tuesday 22, June 2010
Soccer fans travelling to the Bafana Bafana and France game today in Bloemfontein can see a different side of the country by using the Shosholoza Meyl.
The long-distance trains will depart from Johannesburg’s Park Station in the morning from Platform 13 at 06:00 arriving in Bloemfontein at approximately 13:00 on the same day of the game. Busses will transport passengers to the stadium.
Passengers can choose one of two packages; the Tourist Class (R350 (Return), which can accommodate four people per cabin and offers sleeping accommodation, dining cars, communal showers and rest rooms, excluding bedding, meals and drinks, all of which can be purchased on board.
The Premier Class, at a cost of R1 200 (Return) offers plasma screens in the lounges, smokers and non-smokers lounge fine cuisine with award winning wines, crisp linen and robes, three meals a day and sleeps two people per cabin.
The train journey is seven hours to and from the game and will allow passengers to relax and enjoy the train ride and scenery.
After the game, passengers will return to the train where they can enjoy dinner and a seven-hour journey back to Johannesburg station.
The train will depart approximately three hours after the end of the game.
The train package does not include World Cup tickets. - BuaNews
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.