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Explore Africa - Land, Rail & Safari

Offer Details:

This diverse itinerary combines a magnificent rail journey with the best of the country's food, wine and wildlife. Enjoy an overnight journey on The Blue Train between Johannesburg and Cape Town, where fine cuisine and outstanding wines are the accompaniment to the scenic views. After exploring Cape Town, drive along the Garden Route to Knysna before heading to Shamwari Private Game Reserve to end your holiday with an unforgettable safari experience.

  • Flights from London included
  • Dates tailored for you
  • 12 nights
  • Explore Africa - see itinerary below
  • Guide price from £4270pp
Highlights:

Day/1

Fly to Johannesburg

Depart London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Johannesburg

Day /2

Pretoria

Pretoria

On arrival, transfer to Pretoria for an overnight stay at boutique hotel 131 Herbert Baker. From your base in the heart of Pretoria, explore the many museums and attractions, or get active in the nearby Groenkloof Nature Reserve. (BB)

131 HERBERT BAKER

Day /3

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

A short transfer to Pretoria’s railway station where you board the Blue Train for the overnight journey to Cape Town. Since its inception in 1946, The Blue Train experience has introduced guests to magnificent scenery and standards comparable to five star hotels. With butlers on board, first class service has always been assured, accompanied by fine cuisine and outstanding Cape wines served in the dining car beautifully set up with crystal glasses and fine china. Relax and enjoy the scenic surrounds from the comfort of the lounge car or club car. The overnight journey between Cape Town and Pretoria includes a visit to either Matjiesfontein (if travelling north) or Kimberley (if travelling south). (FI)

THE BLUE TRAIN

Day /4-6

Cape Town

Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town, transfer to Kensington Place for a 3 night stay. Located on the slopes of Table Mountain, enjoy views of the city from your private terrace. (BB)

KENSINGTON PLACE

Day /7-8

Franschhoek

Franschhoek

Take delivery of a hire car and drive to Franschhoek for a 2 night stay at Mont Rochelle. This hotel and vineyard is located in what is considered the food and wine capital of South Africa. Enjoy a hike through the valley or a horse ride with wine tasting, arriving at the cellar on horseback. Approximate driving time 45 minutes (BB)

MONT ROCHELLE

Day /9-10

The Garden Route

The Garden Route

Drive along the Garden Route for 2 nights at Turbine Hotel in Knysna. This former power station is located on Thesen Island. Pontoon cruises, fishing, eco safari and kayak hire are available to enjoy. Approximate driving time 4 hours 45 minutes (BB)

THE TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA

Day /11-13

Big 5 Safari

Big 5 Safari

Drive to Shamwari Private Game Reserve for 3 nights on safari, where the excellent game drives and walks offer the opportunity to spot the Big 5. Approximate driving time 3 hours 30 minutes (FB)

LONG LEE MANOR AT SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Day /14

Fly Home

Drive to Port Elizabeth for the overnight flight back via Johannesburg. Approximate driving time 1 hour.

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