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The Cape, Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Resort:The Cape, Blue Train & Kruger National Park
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: South Africa
Price From: £5455.00

Overview

This luxury private journey combines some
of Cape Towns most spectacular sights with
a night on the world-renowned Blue Train.
Spend some time exploring Pretoria, South
Africas political capital, before flying to Lion
Sands River Lodge in the Sabi Sands, then
to the Kruger National Park, where Big Five
wildlife viewing is some of the best on the
African continent.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town (N)

Day 2: Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and meet your driver /
guide. Take a short orientation tour of Cape
Town and ascend Table Mountain. Stay 3
nights at Camps Bay Manor. (N)

Day 3: Cape Town

Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Travel
along spectacular coastal roads to the Cape of
Good Hope and return via the penguin colony
at Simons Town and Kirstenbosch Botanical
Gardens. (B)

Day 4: Cape Winelands

Optional half-day tour of the Cape Winelands,
travelling through the vineyard-filled valleys
of Stellenbosch and Paarl. There will be two
wine tastings and a cellar tour. (B)

Days 5 & 6: The Blue Train to Pretoria

Board The Blue Train for the 2-night journey
from Cape Town to Pretoria. Pass though
Matjiesfontein, with its Victorian buildings
and 19th-century London lamp posts, then
stop for a 2.5-hour excursion to the diamond
museum in Kimberley. The Big Hole is the
largest hand dug excavation in the world. The
train continues to Pretoria. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Pretoria

Arrive into Pretoria station. Take a half-day
tour of the city including Afrikaner history
at the Voortrekker Monument, the central
prison, which housed the gallows, Paul
Kruger House Museum, Melrose House and
Church Square. The Union Buildings offer
a spectacular view of the city from their
beautiful grounds. Transfer to Castello di
Monte for 1 night. (B)

Day 8: Fly to Kruger National Park

Fly to Skukuza airstrip on SA Airlink and
transfer to Lion Sands Narina Lodge for 2
nights. Wildlife drives and guided bush walks
are available. (B, D)

Day 9: Kruger National Park

Morning and afternoon wildlife activities. (B, L, D)

Days 10-11: Fly home

Morning wildlife drive. Transfer to Skukuza airstrip
and fly home. (B, L) Morning arrival. (N)