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Romantic Cape, Kruger and Luxury Rail

This itinerary is an indication of what is possible, however our travel experts will personally put together a package based on your preferences, travel dates and budget.

With the highlights of visiting the gorgeous Cape Town and Kruger in one itinerary, both with their aspects of romance and luxury, we combine these destinations with one of the most exquisite ways of exploring the country, which otherwise would have been missed. Awaken the nostalgia of travel from a bygone era with crisp linen, silver cutlery, fine china and crystal glasses - Dining on the move is one of life’s greatest pleasures, when its fine dining complemented by the finest wines as you make the most of the opportunity to take in some of the country’s most spectacular scenery slowly. Suites are enchanting and romantic, and it’s a perfect way to not only make the most of your transport time, but adding a truly remarkable experience to your travel program.

Day 1

You will be met upon arrival at Johannesburg airport, and transferred to the Federal Air charter lounge for your flight to the Kruger. All passengers can check-in at the lounge, repack and store excess baggage if necessary, and have direct boarding access to all the aircraft.

Upon arrival at the Lodge airstrip, you will be met by your ranger and transferred directly to your lodge for check in and freshen up.

Recommended Accommodation

Singita Boulders Lodge

Singita Boulders was built amongst the rocky geometry of the Singita Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand. This family-friendly lodge offers a mini rangers programme, while adults can enjoy night game drives.

Day 4

After a final game drive and breakfast you will be returned to the airstrip for your return flight to Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to nearby Pretoria. This afternoon you may want to take any one of the many local tours available, or just relax at your hotel

Day 5

You will be collected and transferred to station in Pretoria, where you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne in the private departure lounge, whilst your bags are tagged and loaded onto one of the most luxurious trains in the world – Rovos Rail. The overnight journey takes you through spectacular scenery on your way to the Mother City of Cape Town. Relax in your spacious compartment or suite and enjoy the unforgettable experiences of the lounge car, dining car and observation car.

Recommended Accommodation

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail is the epitome of grandeur and sophistication, with the original carriages furnished in period décor to capture the romance of days gone by.

Day 6

This final leg of your journey into Cape Town this morning is probably the most scenic of the whole route and a perfect way to be introduced to this stunning city. You will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel. Your Rental car will be delivered to your hotel for you to start exploring the city and its surrounds. Don’t miss out on a helicopter flip over the Atlantic Seaboard or a picnic lunch in the winelands, a sundowner from the top of Table Mountain or a summer open air concert in Kirstenbosch Botanical garden. Let one of our consultants assist with the must-do activities for couples in the gorgeous city.

Recommended Accommodation

The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

This 5-star boutique hotel in Camps Bay is 15 minutes from the city centre and the vibrant V&A Waterfront via their complimentary car transfer service.

Day 10

You will be transferred to Cape Town airport today for your departure flight.

Notes: The departure dates of this itinerary are determined by the train schedules. Rovos Rail, another luxury train that operates on the same route (takes 2 nights) is an alternative to The Blue Train. This itinerary can easily be operated in the reverse direction, and can also include a few nights in the Winelands region.

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