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Good Hope Adventure - Shongololo Express

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Good Hope Adventure - Shongololo Express

When the indigenous people of the southern continent observed the first trains of Africa, they could not help but compare the lines of rolling stock passing on the distant horizons with the profile and sinuous movement of the creature they called Shongololo, the millipede. Traverse the rolling plains of South Africa on this grand tour of the highlights of this beautiful country aboard a fully restored historic train for a luxurious rail experience.  

  • Style: Rail
  • Duration: 15 days/14 nights
  • Starts in: Cape Town
Guide Price £4843
Highlights:
  • Cape Town
  • Graden Route
  • Hermanus
Itinerary:

Begin this grand 15 day flagship journey departing in style from the historic rail station in Pretoria. This magnificent journey will spend the first few days travelling through the Drakensberg Mountains along the beautiful  Panorama Route, with incredible views of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window along the way. Explore Greater Kruger National Park on game drives in search of the Big 5, before continuing your journey to the kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Discover the Swazi culture on an off-train excursion and continue to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park for further game drives. Travel back inland to explore Bloemfontein, Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the historic town of Graaff-Reinet before heading south to visit the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. Traverse the picturesque Garden Route by train and by road over the scenic mountain passes en route to the former whale station of Hermanus, before arriving into iconic Cape Town, known as the Mother City.              

Departs:
Cape Town or Pretoria on selected dates.            

Prices
Guide Price £4843
Inclusions
  • 14 nights accommodation (split between train and hotels)
  • All breakfasts & dinner on board including Tea, coffee & water, 3 lunches
  • Excursions
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 19/03/2019 to 16/03/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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