Sit back as the opulent Blue Train carries you through the lush orchards and verdant vineyards of South Africa, while the sun gilds the hills and valleys. In Cape Town, journey to the summit of Table Mountain, looming over the seaside city like a guardian spirit. Experience true luxury on safari in some of the continent’s most spectacular natural reserves and savor the authentic spirit of South Africa, its fertile heartland supporting cosmopolitan cities and its splendid lodges overlooking unspoiled African savannah, home to haughty lions, immense elephants, and sly leopards.
Days 1 – 4
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: Arrive in scenic Cape Town on Day 2, dramatically located at the foot of majestic Table Mountain, which you’ll ascend by aerial cableway. Then cruise to Robben Island, site of Nelson Mandela’s captivity. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay and venture through beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve to the very tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope. At Cape Point, take a funicular ride to the hilltop for a panoramic view of the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The luxurious Cape Grace Hotel is situated on its own promontory and is surrounded by water on three sides.
Hotel: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town
Days 5 & 6
Location: Stellenbosch & Hermanus
Description: Stroll along the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Your luxury hotel boasts spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards and Heldeberg Mountains. Enjoy private tours of wineries with delightful tastings. From the charming seaside town of Hermanus, enjoy a whale-watching cruise during its season.
Hotel: Asara Wine Estate & Hotel, Stellenbosch
Days 7 – 9
Location: The Blue Train, Pretoria & Johannesburg
Description: Aboard the legendary Blue Train, glide in luxury through fertile wine lands and then turn inland to the sweeping landscapes of the Great Karoo, one of the world’s most unique arid zones. In the tiny hamlet of Matjiesfontein, we’ll enjoy a unique sightseeing ride aboard a London double-decker bus. In Pretoria, we get acquainted with De Wildt Research Center where endangered species like the king cheetah and African wild dogs are bred. In Johannesburg, visit Soweto Township and learn about its historical background, and the Apartheid Museum dedicated to apartheid and the 20th-century history of South Africa.
Hotel: Blue Train & Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg
Days 10 – 12
Location: Londolozi Private Game Reserve
Description: Fly to a wilderness lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Your photographic safaris are conducted in open four-wheel drive vehicles, which allow for total freedom of movement. You may spot lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes, as well as cheetahs, giraffes and zebras. Shangaan trackers and trained rangers provide instinctive bush knowledge and formal expertise. Evening drives with powerful spotlights bring the nocturnal bush alive.
Hotel: Londolozi Varty Camp, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Days 13 & 14
Description: Enjoy the morning at leisure at Londolozi before your flight to Johannesburg. Relax at an airport hotel and then catch your evening flight home.
Hotel: D’Oreale Hotel, Johannesburg
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