5 nt Train & Cape Town South Africa

This is a fantastic start to any South Africa safari holiday and often booked as an 'add on'. It's for those who appreciate the bygone luxury of train travel. Scenic beauty, unsurpassed service and style and comfort only train journeys can provide.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1680 - $2073
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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- 5 nights of heavenly, bygone era romance
- Enjoy the exclusive experience offered on The Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa)
- Then you have 3 stunning nights in Cape Town staying down on the V&A Waterfront
Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and your VIP travel pack will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs and assisted to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Transfer in private vehicle to your overnight accommodation, Sheraton Hotel Pretoria. Spend 1 night in a classic room with breakfast included.

Day 2: Blue Train Journey

After breakfast, your private transfer will collect you from your hotel. Transfer in private vehicle to Pretoria Railway station. You will be greeted with pre-departure snacks and drinks before boarding. On this popular southbound routing, the train departs from the Pretoria station at 08h30 and it makes a stop in Kimberley for an off-train-excursion. This interesting excursion takes you back in time to the days of the diamond rush. You continue the journey as the sunsets over South Africa's landscapes and dinner is served in the dining cart (smart dress with suit for men a necessity).  Enjoy falling asleep to the rocking motion of the train. 

The train pulls into the Cape Town station at 12h00 noon the following day.

Your stay on The Blue Train will include a nights accommodation in a deluxe suite with all meals, drinks, sight seeing excursion and 24 hour room service included.

Day 3: Arrive Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be greeted by our private driver and transferred in air conditioned comfort to your hotel located along the famous V&A Waterfront. Spend 3 nights in a superior loft room at Victoria & Alfred Hotel with breakfast included daily.

Day 4-5: Cape Town at leisure

We can assist you in planning some exceptional tours and activities.

Day 6: Depart Cape Town

This morning after breakfast once again you will be greeted by our private driver and assisted into the vehicle for your transfer to Cape Town Airport or onward safari destination.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Sheraton Hotel Pretoria
  • The Blue Train
  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Luxury safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Jul 2009
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