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Western Cape & Wilderness by Luxury Rail
Combine fabulous Cape Town, thrilling wilderness game drives and a classic luxury rail journey across the heart of this beguiling country – a perfectly balanced South African vintage.
- Style: Rail (Luxury)
- Duration: 10 days/9 nights
- Starts in: Cape Town
Guide Price £2753
- Cape Town
- Table Mountain
- The Blue Train
- Marataba Safari Lodge
Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive in scenic Cape Town and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring – perhaps visit the V&A Waterfront or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain (fee payable locally).
Day 2 Constantia
Discover the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa today in the beautiful valleys of Constantia. Enjoy wine tasting at three different estates, dine alfresco overlooking the vineyard rows and take in the breathtaking views of the Constantiaberg mountainside.
Day 3 Cape Town
Today is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps head to upmarket Camps Bay for some beach time or a delicious lunch on the promenade or why not catch the boat to Robben Island for a sobering glimpse into South Africa’s recent history.
Day 4 The Blue Train
Check in at The Blue Train Lounge this afternoon and board the famous train for an elegant trip across South Africa’s wild heart. Relax and unwind over high tea as you travel through the beautiful Cape Winelands region, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner as you begin your journey through the Karoo.
Day 5 The Blue Train
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before stepping off the train for an afternoon excursion at Kimberley, the diamond capital of Africa. Re-board the train for an elegant evening meal as the sun sets across the African wilderness.
Day 6 Pretoria
Admire the views from the Observation Car as the train continues through the Free State and Gauteng province before arriving into Pretoria this morning. Transfer to your hotel and explore the city at leisure this afternoon.
Day 7 Pretoria to Marakele NP
Pick up your car for the three hour drive north to the malaria-free Marakele National Park. Check into your luxury tent at Marataba Safari Lodge in the heart of this stunning region and if time permits head out on your first game drive.
Day 8 Marakele NP
Rise early for a thrilling dawn game drive led by an expert guide, searching the African bush for elephants, rhino and big cats that call this area home. After a delightful lunch, explore the wilderness further on your afternoon game drive.
Day 9 Marakele NP
Continue the search for wildlife on today’s game drives through this beautiful national park and look out for lesser known animals and birdlife, including the wily Cape Vulture. In between, relax at the stunning pool. Admire the serenity of the African wilderness as the sun goes down on your last game drive tonight.
Day 10 Marakele NP to Johannesburg
You’ll have the opportunity for one last game drive this morning before heading to Johannesburg. Drop your car off at the airport before your onward flight.
Optional Excursions:Robben Island & Walk to Freedom
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Private Table Mountain Hike & City Tour
- 4 days Economy Premium Cover car hire including zero insurance excess, 7% early booking discount, unlimited mileage, 24 hour emergency roadside assistance & one additional driver. A one way drop off fee is payable locally
- 7 nights 5 accommodation including Marataba Safari Lodge
- 2 nights on board The Blue Train in a De Luxe Suite
- 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 high tea & 5 dinners
- Soft drinks, house wines & local beers on board The Blue Train and at Marataba Safari Lodge
- Constantia Wine Tour
- 6 game drives
- All road transfers in South Africa
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