South Africa getaway with luxury Blue Train journey

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria & Mabula Private Game Reserve

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Game drive

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

Stellenbosch

Cape Town

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town

Cape Town

Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

Wine tasting

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

Game drive

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Game drive

Game drive

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Game drive

Epic South Africa with an iconic train journey and a safari

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Up to -22% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with a four-night stay in a Classic room at Winchester Mansions, Cape Town, with breakfast included. During your stay here, this offer also includes hop-on, hop-off bus tour tickets (valid for stays from 1 April 2019 onwards).

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Classic room at the River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch, with breakfast included. During your stay here, this offer also includes a choice of a wine tour voucher towards the cost of a full-day tour (value R250), or a spa voucher (value R250) (valid for stays in September and October 2019 only).

Next, you will spend two nights in a De Luxe suite on board The Blue Train, travelling from Cape Town to Pretoria, on an all-inclusive basis.

Finally, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo Province, on a full-board basis. During your stay here, this offer also includes two game drives per day.

Please be aware a one off entrance fee payment of R200 per vehicle (subject to change) is payable locally on arrival at Mabula Game Lodge.

Your all-inclusive package on board The Blue Train includes:

- All meals served in the Dining Car

- High tea in the Lounge Car

- Drinks in the Club Car and Lounge Car

- 24-hour butler service

- Off-train excursions

Please note that it is compulsory to dress formally for dinner; gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie for dinner, and ladies are requested to wear elegant evening wear. Please note that caviar is not included in your all-inclusive package.

This offer is available for departures between January and February 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Economy flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town, South Africa, and return flight from Johannesburg. A 7kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 22% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 01/05/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this 11-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £2,879 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £3,679 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 22%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 27/11/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Premier Holidays and is ATOL protected (2713).

A superb South Africa journey covering Cape Town, the Winelands, a luxury train journey and an eco safari stay - includes an optional city bus tour, all travel and more

You’ll start your South Africa holiday with four nights in Cape Town, at Winchester Mansions - an oceanfront gem on the Sea Point Promenade. Crowned by the flat-topped beauty that is Table Mountain (and smaller sibling Lion’s Head) Cape Town is more than just a pretty face: its creative soul shines through in a rich arts and culture scene, a jam-packed festival calendar and an innovative culinary landscape. If you're staying between April and September, you'll be ticking off all the city's main sights on an included super-convenient hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

Then, you’ll head into the Winelands for a three-night stay at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, which sits pretty on the banks of the Eerste River edging the oak-lined town of Stellenbosch. What else would you do in the Cape Winelands, other than take a wine tour or enjoy a tasting session at one of the area's famed wine estates? With an optional wine-tasting experience included here, you can grab the chance to unwind in flavoursome style.

Next, you’ll be travelling in style aboard the Blue Train - one of the world's most luxurious trains, as you journey from Cape Town to Pretoria. With its fine dining, first-class service and wood-panelled interior, the 1,600-kilometre journey to the Jacaranda City will fly by. Underfloor heating, deluxe air-conditioned suites and an attentive butler service are some of the highlights on board as you take in the impressive dramatic scenery.

Lastly, you’ll head to the Limpopo province, where you’ll dine by candlelight under the sprawling boughs of a 100-year-old wild fig tree at Mabula Game Lodge. This private game reserve boasts 12,000 acres of land and myriad wildlife from delicate butterflies to majestic elephants, just waiting to be observed in their natural and protected habitat on daily guided game drives.

Good to know

Please note that on The Blue Train it is compulsory to dress formally for dinner; gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie for dinner, and ladies are requested to wear elegant evening wear. Please note that caviar is not included in your all-inclusive package.

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Good to know

This holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation).

Both your outbound and inbound flights are overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town (four nights)

Situated on Sea Point Promenade and trumpeting a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Winchester Mansions squares up to the Atlantic coastline in all its Cape-Dutch architectural glory. This charismatic gem is within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront, the city centre and the pristine Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. Ringed by palm trees and water fountains, the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard is the perfect place for al fresco eats – think South African cuisine with a European twist. There’s also a health and wellness spa for those who want a dose of relaxation after their African adventure.

River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, Stellenbosch (three nights)

Set in the oak-shaded town of Stellenbosch, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa sits pretty on the banks of the Eerste River. Slip down a few gears during a romantic stay here: book a massage in the spa, take a dip in the outdoor pool and gorge on gourmet creations at nearby restaurants and wine estates – glass of white in hand, of course.

The Blue Train (two nights)

Follow in the footsteps of royalty and enjoy a stay on The Blue Train – a five-star ‘hotel-on-rails’. Behind its obviously blue exterior, you’ll be transported into a bygone era of fine dining and luxurious suites. When you’re not making the most of the luxury linens, underfloor heating, marble bathrooms, butler service and monogrammed towels in your guest room, you can sample the Dining Car’s signature dishes and fresh local ingredients that the onboard chefs put together. These are best enjoyed in your finery with the soundtrack of smooth jazz and classical music. Needless to say, The Blue Train garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Mabula Game Lodge, Limpopo (two nights)

Fall asleep under a vast and unpolluted starry sky and wake up to the sound of a lion’s roar at Mabula Game Lodge - an eco-friendly, malaria-free lodge two hours north of Johannesburg. The luxurious timber-clad and air-conditioned lodges are bursting with authentic character and natural light, offering a lounge and patio with breathtaking bush views, plus a spacious en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, TV, Wi-Fi and telephone.

The lodge and outdoor pool are set against the backdrop of the lush green of the Waterberg Mountains, and has easily earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, not least in thanks to the spa facilities, tennis court and games room. You’ll dine on traditional South African and Indian cuisine between the open-air terrace, poolside cocktail bar, and the romantic traditional outdoor dining area. Your stay here includes two fully guided game drives per day in an open safari vehicle with an experienced ranger.

Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg, South Africa.

A 7kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers.

From London Heathrow with South African Airways:

  • Outbound from London Heathrow to Cape Town, via Johannesburg:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 19.00, arriving into Johannesburg at 07.05 (the following day)
  • Departing Johannesburg at 08.35, 09.10, 09.40, 10.55 or 11.45, arriving into Cape Town at 10.45, 11.20, 11.50, 13.05 and 13.55

  • Inbound from Johannesburg to London Heathrow:
  • Departing Johannesburg at 20.00, arriving into London Heathrow at 06.35 (the following day)

Please note that both your outbound and inbound flights are overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for. The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK and you'll arrive in Cape Town the following day to commence your 11-night holiday. The check-out date will be the day that you'll board your inbound flight back to the UK. Since your inbound is also overnight, you'll be away for a total of 13 nights.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Premier Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Premier Holidays* with ATOL number 2713 and your contract is with that company. Premier Holidays* booking conditions are available from http://www.premierholidays.co.uk

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We like

  • Sipping on one of South Africa’s finest wines with the glorious Cape Winelands unfurling before you, at a famed wine estate in Stellenbosch
  • Exploring the natural wonders of Cape Town, from the flat-topped Table Mountain and its rocky sibling Lion’s Peak to a pristine coastline dotted with golden beaches
  • Weaving through the majestic landscapes of the rainbow nation on board a luxurious sleeper train, from the eerily barren Great Karoo to the vineyard-cloaked Winelands

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Winchester Mansions, visit their website or and read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about The Blue Train, visit their website or and read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Mabula Game Lodge, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor 
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