Shongololo Press Release, 04 March 2005

Since its establishment in 1995, Shongololo Express, the premier rail tour operator in southern Africa, has operated three 16-day train Adventures that take guests to every corner of the southern continent. Over the decade it has transported thousands of well satisfied international visitors. Recently, the company expanded into the Corporate Charter arena applying its wide experience in the region to serve this section of the travel market also.

Shongololo Express now offers charters to corporations, businesses and other groups. The travel strategy that has served it so well in the touring trade is equally attractive and efficient in the charter business.

Shongololo trains travel by night leaving the daylight hours for staff, clients or guests to explore, hold meetings or take part in whatever activities have been selected. These can range from conferencing, team building activities, or fun adventure experiences with choices that range from recreational to radical.

Those who are looking for a new way to reward or entertain their staff find travel on a fully serviced hotel train with its comfort, safety and convenience an excellent way to package their plans. The trains carry touring vehicles on board to provide the ultimate in travel flexibility. These fully air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinters complete with professional guides/drivers are at the ready to ensure no precious time is wasted and that everyone arrives at the right place on time. Shongololo Express is the only rail company in Southern Africa to offer this service.

Routes can be adapted to clients’ preferences however Shongololo has identified the following places as being excellent destinations for corporate charters due to their unique landscapes, good facilities and interesting activities available.

Entabene – A splendid wildlife reserve in the beautiful Waterberg.

Hazyview – Superb team building and adventure activity centre is located nearby.

Drakensberg – Many magnificent places to experience

Maputo – A very different ambience – tropical beauty and a real African vibe.

Clarens – Delightful village near Golden Gate National Park noted for its fly fishing and artistic atmosphere.

Sports groups, clubs and corporates too will find that a Shongololo Charter is also a perfect way for to attend a sporting event or enjoy a mutual hobby – safe travel there and back in the company of friends and fellow enthusiasts is a grand way to indulge their passion.

Good food, good service, and good fellowship are all aspects of this traveling ‘hotel’. One can be assured of the same excellent service and great atmosphere on every Shongololo journey and, what’s more it gives unbeatable value for money.

For more information and bookings contact Shongololo Express on +27 11 781-4616 or email: res@shongo.co.za or visit www.shongololo.com.

Issued by Shongololo Express