South Africa getaway with luxury Blue Train journey & safari stay

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria & Pilanesberg National Park

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Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Cape Town

Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

Victoria and Albert Marina, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Pretoria

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

South Africa tour: Cape Town, Blue Train, Winelands & safari

Admire South Africa's shifting landscapes by train, from colourful Cape Town to the rolling Winelands and Pretoria, with a Pilanesberg National Park safari stay

Days 1-4: Cape Town

Crowned by the flat-topped beauty that is Table Mountain (and smaller sibling, Lion’s Head), Cape Town is more than just a pretty face; its creative soul shines through in a rich arts and culture scene, a jam-packed festival calendar and an innovative culinary landscape. After being greeted at their airport and taken to your hotel, you’ll have a few days to float around and see all the sights. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 5-7 Stellenbosch

You’ll be leaving Cape Town behind and making your way to Stellenbosch, which sits in the famed Cape Winelands roughly 50 kilometres outside the city. You’ll check into River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, which sits on the banks of the Eerste River. What else would you do with your time here in the Cape Winelands, other than take a wine tour or enjoy a tasting session at one of the area's famed wine estates? There are plenty of estates to discover nearby, some of which include cheese and charcuterie tastings too. To take in the surrounding natural beauty, head into Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - it's primed for hiking, biking and swimming. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Stellenbosch - Blue Train journey

This morning, you’ll transfer back to Cape Town station, ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the world's most luxurious trains, the Blue Train offers fine dining, first-class service and wood-panelled interiors - your 1,600-kilometre journey to Pretoria will fly by. Underfloor heating, deluxe air-conditioned suites and an attentive butler service are some of the highlights on board as you take in the impressive dramatic scenery. You’ll receive a suite orientation from your butler before nibbling on high tea, then spend the afternoon enjoying the views and your suite before dinner is served, followed by drinks, cognacs and cigars in the club car. (Meals: all-inclusive)

Day 9: Blue Train journey & Kimberley

As you fly through one South African landscape to another, you’ll make a pit-stop at Kimberley. Known primarily as a diamond mine in the 19th century, you’ll visit the Open Mine Museum and to view interesting and historical sites. Return to the train for a glass of sherry served in a commemorative glass, then relax before dinner and more delectable treats. (Meals: all-inclusive)

Day 10: Blue Train journey & Pretoria

Your epic Blue Train journey has come to an end at Pretoria, where you’ll be whisked to Court Classique Suite Hotel for one night. Steeped in history, this city is full of gracious architecture surrounded by leafy suburbs where multiculturalism is now thriving. The city is still growing, and it’s certainly a sight to behold. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 11 & 12: Pilanesberg National Park


Leaving the city behind, you’ll be taken to your luxury tented accommodation for the ultimate in safari experiences at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Pilanesberg is home to all manner of African animals – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo – allowing visitors to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Other onsite activities include archery, quad biking and African drumming, with plenty of options to suit all tastes. (Meals: full board)

Day 13: Pilanesberg National Park - UK

After breakfast, transfer to Tambo International Airport for your flight back home. (Meals: breakfast)

Good to know

Please note that dinner aboard the Blue Train is an elegant affair. As such, gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket or waistcoat.

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