From Tofo we made the long trek back to Maputo, then caught a flight to Johannesburg where we boarded a 28-hour sleeper train to Capetown. The train is old but comfortable - we had our own berth compartment with pull-down beds and ate in the dining car. The ride was quite enjoyable and afforded us a varied sample of South African landscapes as we chooga-chooga-choo-chooed through the country. The best part, however, was being serenaded for hours on end by a group of African singers (click HERE for a sound sample) who were traveling in the car behind us. Joyful, soulful music punctuated by laughter and applause at the end of each song. That served as a great counterbalance to the fascinating book "King Leopold's Ghost" I read in its entirety on the train tide. It is an excellent work on the brutal history of European colonization in Africa, in particular the egregious exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold of Belgium near the end of the 19th century. Kinda heavy, but highly interesting and informative as well.