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Cape Town, Kruger & Blue Train

FROM $5,995

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

  • DURATION 12 DAYS
  • TYPE INDEPENDANT
  • OPERATES YEAR ROUND
  • DEPARTS Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth

ITINERARY

DAY 1 OVERNIGHT FLIGHT AUSTRALIA TO JOHANNESBURG

Enjoy your overnight flight with a full carrier airline.

DAY 2 ARRIVE NELSPRUIT

On arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will connect onto your flight to Nelspruit.

Arrival into Nelspruit – Kruger National Park.

Met on arrival for your road transfer to The Royal Lodge. (D)

Stay: Royal Kruger Lodge.

DAY 3 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Participate in scheduled safari activities, including a ‘game drive’ in an open vehicle and a sunset drive to crocodile river. (BLD)

Stay: Royal Kruger Lodge.

DAY 4 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the serenity of the park and participate in scheduled safari activities, including a ‘game drive’ in an open vehicle. (BLD)

Stay: Royal Kruger Lodge.

DAY 5 PRETORIA

This morning you will be transferred from Royal Lodge to Nelspruit – Kruger Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

Met on arrival for your transfer from Johannesburg Airport to Castello Di Monte for your overnight accommodation. (B)

Stay: Castello Di Monte.

DAY 6 THE BLUE TRAIN EXPERIENCE

This morning you will be transferred to Pretoria Station for the Commencement of your Blue Train Journey.

0730 Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station. Guests are boarded directly to the train. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks onboard.

0830 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria.

1030 First sitting for Brunch.

1230 Second sitting for Brunch.

1530 High tea is served in the Lounge Car.

1710 The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. Guests disembark and assemble at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.

1745 Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.

1835 Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station. At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.

1905 The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to

Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges.

1930 First sitting dinner. Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.

2115 Second sitting dinner.

(BLD)

Stay: The Blue Train, Deluxe Suite.

DAY 7 ARRIVAL CAPE TOWN

07h30 – 10h00 Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.

12h00 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station.

Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge.

On arrival into Cape Town you will be transferred to the Hilton Cape Town City Centre Hotel. (B)

Stay: Hilton Cape Town City Center.

DAY 8 CAPE TOWN

Met for your Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour. Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown, Kalk Bay and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (B)

Stay: Hilton Cape Town City Center.

DAY 9 CAPE TOWN

Met for your Full Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour.

The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, complimentary wine tastings and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. (B)

Stay: Hilton Cape Town City Center.

DAY 10 CAPE TOWN

Met for your Table Mountain Tour including Cableway ticket and a visit to Afrogem, South Africa’s leading jewellery manufacturer. A trip up Table Mountain is quite rightly one of the first things a tourist wants to do when arriving in Cape Town. Once on the top, a 1000m above the city below, you are rewarded with spectacular 360 views. Take your time and enjoy this unique environment, go for a walk or have a bit to eat at the restaurant with arguably one of the best views possible. (B)

Stay: Hilton Cape Town City Center.

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT TRAVEL FROM CAPE TOWN TO AUSTRALIA

Transfer from the Hilton Hotel to Cape Town Airport for your departure flights to Australia via Johannesburg and Perth.

DAY 12 ARRIVAL INTO AUSTRALIA

Arrive Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth.

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