Today sadly, we heard of the devastating South African Rail disaster which occurred on the Shosholozameyl Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg route. This is the exact same train we were on less than 6 months ago during our wonderful South African road trip which was punctuated by this overnight train trip.
My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones and who are affected by this tragedy. This South African rail disaster is particularly poignant because it occurred during the school holidays where more children are likely to be on board. Unfortunately, it is another reminder of how travel plans can seriously take a turn for the worse. Always make sure you have travel insurance as you can’t afford to travel if you can’t afford travel insurance!