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The Cape, Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Private Travel | Rail journeys | Wildlife 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £6395 Current prices from: £6395
This luxury private journey combines Cape Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Lion Sands Game Reserve, which straddles the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, where ‘Big Five’ wildlife viewing is some of the best on the African continent.

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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town


Day 2: Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and meet your driverguide. Take a short orientation tour of Cape Town and ascend Table Mountain (weather permitting). Stay 3 nights at Cape Milner Hotel. (N)

Day 3: Cape Town

Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Travel along spectacular coastal roads to the Cape of Good Hope and return via the Boulders Beach penguin colony and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. (B)

Day 4: Cape Winelands

Day at leisure, or optional half-day tour of the Cape Winelands. (B)

Days 5 & 6: The Blue Train to Pretoria

Board The Blue Train for a 2-night journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. Pass through the beautiful Cape Winelands, the Hex river valley mountain ranges, the semi-arid Karoo desert and varied farmlands. En route, stop in Kimberley where you will visit a diamond museum and the Big Hole – the largest handdug excavation in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Pretoria

Arrive into Pretoria station. Take a half-day tour of the city which includes stops at the Voortrekker Monument, the central prison, 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)

Day 8: Fly to Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Transfer to Johannesburg and fly to Skukuza Airstrip, then transfer to Lion Sands Narina Lodge for 2 nights. Wildlife drives and guided bush walks are included. (B, D)

Day 9: Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Morning and afternoon wildlife activities, searching for lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras and a huge selection of other animals and birds that frequent the region. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fly home

Morning wildlife drive. Afternoon transfer to Skukuza Airstrip and fly home via Johannesburg. (B, L)

Day 11: Morning arrival


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge
    Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    Perched among a canopy of 100-year-old trees overlooking the Sabie river, the style of Lion Sands Narina Lodge is that of a luxurious treehouse, where the main areas link to the nine private suites via raised wooden walkways. It is a quiet, peaceful lodge and the suites afford complete privacy. Spend time at your plunge pool overlooking the river, recline on the couch in your lounge with a good book, or soak in a bubble bath, all while enjoying the panoramic view of the bush. Safaris are conducted twice a day with a maximum of six guests per vehicle. Because Narina Lodge is on a private concession within the Sabi Sands, safaris can be taken off road. Activities include morning and evening wildlife drives in open safari vehicles, bush walks, birdwatching, astronomy, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, river walks, hippo tours, safari lunches, boma dinners, wellness treatments (payable locally) and local village experiences. ...

  • Castello di Monte
    Castello di Monte

    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 cellar.

  • Cape Milner
    Cape Milner

    Located on the edge of Cape Town’s CBD, The Cape Milner is a perfect choice of Cape Town hotels for the business traveller. It is a functional, minimalist hotel that is all about dove grey and mahogany wood. The hotel has 55 standard rooms and two suites. Rooms are extremely practical, with muted, masculine décor and all the essential mod cons you will need during your stay. Crisp white linen with earthy-toned curtains and carpets make décor unobtrusive. The en-suite bathrooms are relatively spacious with a separate bath and shower. Some rooms have private balconies with mountain views. A rectangular pool in the centre of a black slate patio with oversized deckchairs lends itself to lounging here on a summer afternoon. The in-house restaurant, 2 On Milner, overlooks the sunny patio and has a skylight spanning the length of it as well as large, open windows. Enjoy a full buffet and cooked ...

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £6395 per person

High season from £6455 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International and domestic flights
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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  • Cape Town

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