Graceful, elegant, lavish travel… What’s not to like? The Blue Train is a South African institution that has been enjoyed by kings and presidents; as well as celebrities and intrepid travelers – and this five-star hotel-in-motion is hard to beat when it comes to experiential travel. Opulent suites ensure that you journey in the utmost style, as you make the most of the opportunity to take in some of the country’s most spectacular scenery between Pretoria and Cape Town; and twenty-seven hours is all it takes to create the train trip of a lifetime, in either direction.Read More
The Washington Post quite rightly calls it a ‘time machine on tracks’, but a Rovos Rail ticket means far more than just a mere train ride. It recalls a bygone era of glamorous railway travel and with its plush interiors, superb service ethic and dress-for-dinner protocol, it has also evolved into offering the real thing when it comes to the concept of gateway-to-Africa pampering.Read More
This five-star train journey over 1,600 kilometres paints a picture of a thousand colours, showing South Africa’s diversity of landscapes and the people who inhabit them. Starting at the teal-blue sea in Cape Town, framed by the rugged gray of the surrounding mountains, the route winds up to the plateau, through the splashes of fynbos and the deep orange of the barren Karoo. As the route reaches its destination, the orange turns into the golden yellow of the Highveld to match the area’s gold mines. The luxurious journey ends in Pretoria, also known as the Jacaranda city, a tree which drenches the capital in purple in early spring every year.
Experience the diversity South Africa’s landscapes have to offer in 3 days of luxury aboard a five-star Rovos rail train. Embark in the capital city, Pretoria, and traverse in comfort though the grasslands of the Highveld, rich in gold and the foundation of the country’s economy. Stop in the towns of Kimberly and Matjiesfontein, both steeped in history. A respite from the vast expanses of the Great Karoo desert, the pristine winelands and majestic mountains of the Cape are your next visual treat. Here, you will end your journey in Cape Town, a cosmopolitan city bordered by both mountain and sea.
A family adventure tour that gets better and better! Starting off with a clickty clack on the luxurious Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria. Then onto safari at Notten’s Bush Camp in the Big Five Sabi Sands Game Reserve near Kruger. Fly from Nelspruit to Livingstone in Zambia and spend a few days seeing the Victoria Falls and enjoying the Zambezi River. A safari road transfer takes you up to Chobe Game Lodge and then on into the heart of the Okavango Delta for the grand finale.
4 nights in magical Cape Town at the famous Cape Grace Hotel. 2 nights at The Franschhoek in the Winelands. Travel on the luxurious Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria. Enjoy a luxury safari for 2 nights at Singita’s Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sands before flying back to Johannesburg for 1 night. Spend 2 nights at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel overlooking the falls, followed by 3 nights on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Return to Johannesburg for 1 night before travelling to Mozambique’s Benguerra Island paradise where you will spend 6 nights relaxing to end off your romantic African adventure.
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