Today was fraught with having to decide what to pack, what not to pack...what if I need this, etc. Oh shit, I forgot to buy this etc. Then the dilemma of trying to fit everything into this bag, overall a pretty stressful afternoon.
We than got to Johannesburg station, platform 15. It has certainly changed since I last rode trains. We found our coach and compartments. Thanks to Mark, we got 3 compartments, one for the boys, one for Fiona and one for the bikes. Mark made friends with the train manager (conductor), Precious, who has been an absolute star. The train is called the Shosholosa Meyl.
All our loved ones were there to see us off, this made us realise that this is now the beginning of the aventure. It was quite exciting and I think we all felt like excited kids going off in the train.
We had a fantastic meal on board in the dining car... steak egg and chips, Malva pudding, beers and coffee for under R100. Not bad at all.
They are bringing us coffee at 05:00 tomorrow morning in bed (Aileen take note) and we arrive in Petermaritsburg at 5:30 tomorrow morning.