The Great South African Rail Safari: 13 Days + flights – $11,450pp

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Your Once-In-A-Lifetime experience is here! Join us on this Great South African Rail Safari small group tour to experience the magic and grandeur of two of the world’s luxury trains, Rovos Rail and The Blue Train, combined with two of the world’s most sought-after destinations, Cape Town and an up-close wildlife experience bordering Kruger National Park in an exclusive Private Game Reserve.

Cost Per Person (13 Days)Twin Share
10-23 July 2019 ex Australiafrom $11,450
The Great South African Rail Safari: SAVE $200 per person when you book and pay 30% deposit by 31 October 2018.
DayRegionAccommodation
1Australia to JohannesburgIn Flight
2PretoriaAM Milner
3On-boardRovos Rail
4Kimberley – MatjiesfonteinRovos Rail
5Cape TownThe Portswood
6Cape TownThe Portswood
7Cape TownThe Portswood
8KapamaKapama River Lodge
9KapamaKapama River Lodge
10KapamaKapama River Lodge
11Deluxe CabinThe Blue Train
12PretoriaAM Milner
13Soweto TourDepart for Australia
14AustraliaIn-flight
10 JUL 2019: DEPART AUSTRALIA

Depart Australia via Perth on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

11 JULY 19: JOHANNESBURG

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in Pretoria. AM Milner (B)

12 JULY 19: BOARD THE ROVOS RAIL

After a leisurely morning, transfer to the Rovos Rail station for your first luxury rail journey. After check in formalities, board the Rovos Rail for your afternoon departure to Cape Town. Enjoy dinner on the train then relax in the rear Observation Carriage with drinks before retiring to your suite. Rovos Rail – Pullman Suite (FI)

13 JULY 19: KIMBERLEY – MATJIESFONTEIN

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Big Hole and Diamond Mine Museum in Kimberley. Return to the train for lunch and journey via De Aar and Beaufort West to Matjiesfontein. Dinner is served onboard. Rovos Rail – Pullman Suite (FI)

14 JULY 19: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN

Breakfast is served then visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Depart for Cape Town via Touws River and Worcester, arriving in the evening in to Cape Town Station. Lunch is served in the dining car enroute to Cape Town. Transfer from the station to the Portswood Hotel near the V & A Waterfront. The Portswood (BB)

15 JULY 19: CAPE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Discover Cape Town on this amazing Cape Highlights full day tour. Travel via Clifton Beach, Camps Bay to Hout Bay. Continue along Chapman’s Peak drive to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Travel around False Bay and stop at Simonstown then journey to Stellenbosch and the Cape Wine region for a wine tasting at a local estate before returning to Cape Town. The Portswood (BB)

16 JULY 19: TABLE MOUNTAIN & ROBBEN ISLAND

Enjoy breakfast then head of on a journey up Table Mountain. Ride the cable car (weather-permitting) to the top for incredible views of the harbour, city and Table Mountain National Park. Continue to the harbour to board a ferry to take you to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerrated. Enjoy a visit of the prison then back to your hotel. The Portswood (BB)

17 JULY 19: FLY TO HOEDSPRUIT

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival transfer to your game lodge in the Kapama Privare Game Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Kapama River Lodge (BLD)

18-19 JULY 19: GAME VIEWING

Kapama River Lodge is situated within Kapama Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park and is beautifully positioned along a dry riverbed. Rooms feature ensuite bathrooms and terrace with uninterrupted views into the Big 5 game reserve. Your stay includes all meals and morning/afternoon game drives with the chance to see the Big 5 plus impala, zebra, giraffe and so much more. Kapama River Lodge (BLD + game drives)

20 JULY 19: BOARD THE BLUE TRAIN

Check out and transfer to Hoedspruit Train Station to enjoy the amazing Blue Train experience. In the afternoon, board the luxurious train for a unique journey to Pretoria. Dinner is an elegant affair and is served onboard. Enjoy drinks in the Club Bar before relaxing in your suite. The Blue Train – Deluxe Cabin (FI)

21 JULY 19: PRETORIA

Enjoy breakfast onboard before arriving in Pretoria. Disembark transfer to your accommodation in Pretoria. Afternoon is at leisure. AM Milner (B)

22 JULY 19: SOWETO TOUR THEN DEPART

After breakfast check out and head towards Johannesburg where you will be taken on a tour of Soweto. After the tour, transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your overnight flight to Australia.

23 JULY 19: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive in Perth and exit customs before your flight to your applicable capital city.

The Great South African Rail Safari: SAVE $200 per person when you book and pay 30% deposit by 31 October 2018.
Cost Per Person (13 Days)Twin Share
10-23 July 2019from $11,450

INCLUDES:

  • Return economy class airfares ex Australia plus flight Cape Town to Hoedspruit
  • Applicable taxes
  • Airport transfers and transportation as per itinerary
  • 2 nights AM Milner including breakfast
  • 2 nights Rovos Rail on fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights The Portswood including breakfast
  • 3 nights Kapama River Lodge on full board basis including morning and afternoon game drives
  • 1 night The Blue Train on fully inclusive basis
  • Cape Highlights tour
  • Table Mountain and Robben Island tour
  • Soweto tour
  • Tour Escort from The Africa Safari Co. (subject to 10 guests)

EXCLUDES:

  • Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned above
Optional Extensions:
22-25 July 2019 – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge package from $2,325 pp twin share

Includes: flights & taxes (ex JNB), transfers, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, a sunset cruise and tour of the falls

25-29 July 2019 – Hwange National Park package from $3,570 pp twin share

Includes: 1 nt Stimela Star train (Victoria Falls to Hwange), 3 nts Camelthorn Lodge (fully inclusive), Elephant Express to Dete and transfer to Victoria Falls for return flight.

AM Milner

Rovos Rail

The Portswood

Kapama River Lodge

The Blue Train

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