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The Blue Train, Cape Town & Safari

  • Johannesburg
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Pretoria
  • The Blue Train
  • Cape Town
  • 10 nights from
  • £2,695 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1198

Holiday Overview

The Blue Train, Cape Town & Safari

Travel across the expanse of Southern Africa on one of the world’s great rail adventures, The Blue Train.

Begin this journey in Johannesburg before visiting the malaria free Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, where you can enjoy 3 days of full board hospitality and wonderful game drives. Next up is the South African capital of Pretoria, the gateway city for the luxurious Blue Train, spend 2 nights aboard before arriving in Cape Town. Take some time to explore the sights and sounds of this wonderful city.

Start Johannesburg / End Cape Town

11 Days / 10 Nights

The Blue Train, Cape Town & Safari includes:

  • International Flights
  • 1 Night Accommodation Johannesburg
  • 3 Nights Accommodation Pilansberg
  • 1 Night Accommodation Pretoria
  • 2 Nights Accommodation on The Blue Train
  • 3 Nights Accommodation Cape Town
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Day 1 - Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel

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Day 2 - Pilansberg National Park

Transfer to Pilansberg National Park. Your Safari stay is based on full board and game drives are included.

Featured accommodation

aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 3 - Pilansberg National Park

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a bona fide safari adventure with a twist. The lodge finds itself in the middle of a crater of a long extinct volcano in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. In this geological phenomenon you will find most of Southern Africa’s big game including the sought after Big 5, in a malaria free area. Experience Africa from Tswana and Zulu dancing, game drives and quad biking to the local village to taking part in wildlife research in what has been dubbed, a conservation safari. When your wanderlust has been sated, you will find a tranquil retreat at the lodge.

Featured accommodation

aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 4 - Pilansberg National Park

Enjoy another day of game drives in the national park

Featured accommodation

aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 5 - Pretoria

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

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Day 6 - The Blue Train

Day 1 12H30 Register and check-in at the Pretoria station lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. 13H15 Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers and boarding concludes at 13H45. 14H00 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station. 16H00 High tea is served in the non-smoking car lounge. 18H30 – 20H00 First sitting for dinner. 20H30 – 22H00 Second sitting for dinner. Guests enjoy post dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

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The Blue Train

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Day 7 - The Blue Train

Day 2 06H00 – 09H00 Breakfast is serves on a first-come-first serve basis. Off the train excursion (weather and time permitting). 09H30 The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. 10H00 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 Big Hole. 12H30 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. 13H00 The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the Southbound journey to Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs served at any of the lounges. 13H00 – 14H15 First sitting for lunch. 14H30 – 16H00 Second sitting for lunch. 16H30 High tea is serves in the non-smoking lounge car. 18H30 – 20H30 First sitting for dinner 20H30 – 22H00 Second sitting for dinner. Guests enjoy post dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

Featured accommodation

The Blue Train

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Day 8 - The Blue Train arrives in Cape Town

Day 3 06H30 – 10H30 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first serve basis. 12H00 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town station. Butlers usher guests to the Blue Train lounge.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Cape Town

Featured accommodation

The Vineyard

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Day 9 - Cape Town

Spend a full day of leisure exploring Cape Town at your own pace. Ask your consutant for information on the many day trips and excursions available. 

Featured accommodation

The Vineyard

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Day 10 - Cape Town

Spend a full day of leisure exploring Cape Town at your own pace. Ask your consutant for information on the many day trips and excursions available. 

Featured accommodation

The Vineyard

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Day 11 - Cape Town

Today your tour concludes in Cape Town

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