South Africa getaway with luxury Blue Train journey & optional Premium Economy flights

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria & Pilanesberg National Park

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Blue Train

Blue Train

Cape Town

Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

The Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town

Victoria and Albert Marina, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Blue Train

Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria

Pretoria

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

AHA Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park

South Africa tour: Cape Town, Blue Train, Winelands & safari

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You'll start your holiday with four nights in a Studio at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town, with breakfast included.

Then, you will spend three nights in a Classic room at the River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch, with breakfast included.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Deluxe room aboard the Blue Train, on an all-inclusive basis. Your all-inclusive basis includes all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), off-train excursions and porterage.

Then, you will spend one night in a Studio suite at the Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria, with breakfast included.

Finally, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg, on a full-board basis.

Economy flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg, South Africa. A 7kg hand luggage and a 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers (except to and from Safari Plains, which will be private).

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 23% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 29/01/2020.

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 (ATOL 2713).

Admire South Africa's shifting landscapes, from colourful Cape Town to the rolling Winelands and everything in between - includes travel, an unforgettable Blue Train journey, safari stay, optional Premium flights and more

Days 1-4: Cape Town

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. After being greeted at their airport and taken to your hotel, you’ll have a few days to float around and see all the sights. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 5-7 Stellenbosch

You’ll be leaving Cape Town behind and making your way to Stellenbosch, which sits in the famed Cape Winelands roughly 50 kilometres outside the city. You’ll check into River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, which sits on the banks of the Eerste River. What else would you do with your time here in the Cape Winelands, other than take a wine tour or enjoy a tasting session at one of the area's famed wine estates? There are plenty of estates to discover nearby, some of which include cheese and charcuterie tastings too. To take in the surrounding natural beauty, head into Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - it's primed for hiking, biking and swimming. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Stellenbosch - Blue Train journey

This morning, you’ll transfer back to Cape Town station, ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the world's most luxurious trains, the Blue Train offers fine dining, first-class service and wood-panelled interiors - your 1,600-kilometre journey to Pretoria 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. You’ll receive a suite orientation from your butler before nibbling on high tea, then spend the afternoon enjoying the views and your suite before dinner is served, followed by drinks, cognacs and cigars in the club car. (Meals: all-inclusive)

Day 9: Blue Train journey & Kimberley

As you fly through one South African landscape to another, you’ll make a pit-stop at Kimberley. Known primarily as a diamond mine in the 19th century, you’ll visit the Open Mine Museum and to view interesting and historical sites. Return to the train for a glass of sherry served in a commemorative glass, then relax before dinner and more delectable treats. (Meals: all-inclusive)

Day 10: Blue Train journey & Pretoria

Your epic Blue Train journey has come to an end at Pretoria, where you’ll be whisked to Court Classique Suite Hotel for one night. Steeped in history, this city is full of gracious architecture surrounded by leafy suburbs where multiculturalism is now thriving. The city is still growing, and it’s certainly a sight to behold. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 11 & 12: Pilanesberg National Park


Leaving the city behind, you’ll be taken to your luxury tented accommodation for the ultimate in safari experiences at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Pilanesberg is home to all manner of African animals – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo – allowing visitors to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Other onsite activities include archery, quad biking and African drumming, with plenty of options to suit all tastes. (Meals: full board)

Day 13: Pilanesberg National Park - UK

After breakfast, transfer to Tambo International Airport for your flight back home. (Meals: breakfast)

Good to know

Please note that dinner aboard the Blue Train is an elegant affair. As such, gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket or waistcoat.

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).
Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, Cape Town (four nights)

This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-holder sits between the V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay. Each spacious suite has its own kitchenette, microwave, and tea and coffee facilities, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows affording them plenty of natural light.

Amenities: air conditioning, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, bicycle rental

River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch (three nights)

Set in the oak-shaded town of Stellenbosch, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-awarded River Manor Boutique Hotel 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.

Amenities: Wi-Fi, restaurant, spa, outdoor pool, bar

The Blue Train (Cape Town to Pretoria, 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 has garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, butler service, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, marble bathrooms, goose-down bedding

Court Classique Suite Hotel, Pretoria (one night)

This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-holder is located in the Arcadia area. Surrounded by botanical plants, this all-suite hotel is a great place to recharge with a massage or shuttle into town for some retail therapy and sightseeing.

Amenities: restaurant, wine cellar, plunge pool, spa, shuttle service to Pretoria area (pre-booking required), Wi-Fi, air conditioning

Ivory Tree Game Lodge (two nights)

With an outdoor dining area, an award-winning spa and an interior created to reflect the different styles of the region, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a haven for both nature-lovers and chill-seekers. Every room is a laid-back bolthole, with a relaxing covered patio and an adventurous outdoor shower.

Amenities: Wi-Fi, fire pit, dining room, cocktail bar, two lounges, spa, outdoor pool
Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, 8 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8001, 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, South Africa, returning from Johannesburg, South Africa with British Airways.

One piece of hand luggage and a 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as internal flights and shared transfers (except from and to Safari Plains, which is private).


From London Heathrow to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg:


  • Outbound from London Heathrow to Cape Town:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 18.15, 21.30 or 21.40 arriving into Cape Town at 07.50, 10.10 or 11.05 (the following day)

  • Inbound from Johannesburg to London Heathrow:
  • Departing Johannesburg at 19.20, 20.10, 21.10 or 22.05, arriving into London Heathrow at 05.30, 05.25, 07.20 or 07.35 (the following day)


Premium Economy class flights are also available for this offer, the flight timings of which are listed above.

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. 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 12-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 14 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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