South Africa getaway with luxury Blue Train journey & optional premium economy flights

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria & Mabula Private Game Reserve

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The perfect package with flights included

The Blue Train

Game drive

The Blue Train

The Blue Train

Stellenbosch

Cape Town

The Onyx Cape Town

The Onyx Cape Town

Cape Town

Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Cape Town

The Onyx Cape Town

The Onyx 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

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

You’ll start your South Africa holiday with four nights in Cape Town, at The Onyx hotel. 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.

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 a complimentary 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.

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.

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Highlights

  • 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
  • Opting to enjoy the added perks of premium economy flights as part of your journey

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