This luxury private journey combines some
of Cape Town’s most spectacular sights with
a night on the world-renowned Blue Train.
Spend some time exploring Pretoria, South
Africa’s political capital, before flying to Lion
Sands River Lodge in the Sabi Sands, then
to the Kruger National Park, where Big Five
wildlife viewing is some of the best on the
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Fly overnight from London to Cape Town, with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive in Cape Town and meet your driver / guide.
Take a short orientation tour of Cape Town and
a Table Mountain ascent. Stay 4 nights at Taj
Cape Town. (N)
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Travel
along spectacular coastal roads to the Cape of
Good Hope and return via the penguin colony
at Simon’s Town and Kirstenbosch Botanical
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands, travelling
through the vineyard-filled valleys of Stellenbosch
and Paarl. There will be two wine tastings and a
cellar tour. (B)
Day at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)
Board The Blue Train for the 1-night journey
from Cape Town to Pretoria. Stop after lunch
at Matjiesfontein for a 45-minute off-the train
excursion. The Victorian buildings and original
19th-century London lamp posts impart to the
traveller the uncanny sense of entering a colonial
time warp. The train continues towards Pretoria
Station. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Pretoria Station. Take a half-day tour
of the city including Afrikaner history at the
Voortrekker Monument; the central prison, which
housed the gallows; Paul Kruger House Museum;
Melrose House; and Church Square. The Union
Buildings offer a spectacular view of the city from
their beautiful grounds. Transfer to Castello di
Monte for 1 night. (B)
Fly to Skukuza Airstrip on SA Airlink and transfer
to Lion Sands River Lodge. Wildlife drives and
guided bush walks are available. (B, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife activities. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife drive. Transfer to Skukuza Airstrip
and fly back to London via Johannesburg. (B, L)
Early morning arrival.
Set high up on Waterkloof Ridge, one of Pretoria’s most prestigious suburbs, Castello di Monte’s tall walls and stucco terraces are reminiscent of Tuscany with a sweeping 360-degree view. All rooms have air-conditioning, underfloor heating, mini bar, IT connection and safe. Set on several levels, there are courtyards, patios and terraces all with views and a large pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.. The stylish dining room has a romantic painted ceiling and the adjacent courtyard has a pizza oven for alfresco meals. Breakfast and light lunches are served on the terrace. There is a well-stocked wine...
From its position on the Sabi River, Lion Sands River Lodge is superbly placed for game drives in the Sabi Sands Reserve, immediately adjacent to the Kruger National Park. There are no fences and animals roam freely between these protected areas. The rooms have a light and airy feel, and all have bath, indoor and outdoor showers, outside deck area and air conditioning. Meals are served in a variety of locations around the lodge, including the traditional boma, the riverside deck or the large deck area overlooking the pristine African wilderness. Lion Sands prides itself on attention to detail and the highest standards of service and...
The Taj Cape Town is a 5 star hotel, ideally situated in the centre of historic Cape Town close to the famous St George's Mall pedestrian precinct. Once the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, this historical building has been successfully renovated, combining a rich heritage with an elegant and contemporary architecture.
The 177 rooms and suites offer an oasis-like retreat from the lively bustle of the city centre. They blend an old world charm with exotic furnishings, soulful art, modern facilities and luxury amenities. The Heritage Rooms and Suites are situated in two historic buildings, showcasing original architectural features such as high ceilings; spacious rooms and large windows and the Tower Rooms and Suites are contemporary in design with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with views of Table Mountain and the city centre.
The hotel offers a...
Day1 - Rail Journey: The Blue Train
Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Train has become synonymous with style and luxury and a journey aboard this train is considered to be one of the finest travel experiences anywhere. 1997 saw the restoration of the Blue Train and brand new carriages offer guests the opportunity to travel in lavish style, with birch veneer panelling and golden Italian marble adding a sumptuous touch.
By day, your private suite is an elegant and relaxing haven with generous lounge chairs affording the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled views of Africa's panoramic scenery. Each suite has its own private bathroom which is finished in gold and Italian marble, a writing desk, individual air-conditioning controls, telephone and television. A butler is also on hand for each compartment to serve drinks and light snacks while you relax.
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
LUE2016: 8 Nights
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