Experience some of South Africa's magnificent scenery on this 11 night luxurious trip. Starting at the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range, you spend 5 nights in glitzy Camps Bay in Cape Town, before boarding your 'moving' 5* hotel-on-wheels - the Blue Train - for a 2 night journey which trundles through breath-taking scenery as you head towards Pretoria. You end by flying into your safari destination, getting a birds-eye view of the undulating landscape and wildlife that is the Madikwe Game Reserve.
The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of Camps Bay. After a busy day seeing Cape Town's world-class sights, exhale and relax with a sunset cocktail, a treatment in the on-site spa or some time lounging around one of 4 sea-facing pools. Or if all that sounds too demanding, retreat to your Premier Room to gaze out at the beach and do absolutely nothing at all.
You then head to the railway station to board your unforgettable journey on the Blue Train - the ultimate in luxury rail travel. On this train luxury assumes a new dimension. You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your Luxury Suite, or sample the world class cuisine complemented by a fine selection of wines carefully sourced from vineyard boutiques in South Africa.
Your final destination is the Madikwe Game Reserve - a 75,000 hectare malaria-free reserve located northwest of Johannesburg. Everything about this place is vast - its landscapes, its heavens, its wildlife. This is rugged Africa at its very best. Madikwe's animal population includes lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and the endangered Cape hunting dog. In excess of 300 resident and migrant bird species tint the ample skies.
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport clear customs and immigration and collect your luggage. Make your way to the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Camps Bay.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.
With the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range as a back drop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minutes walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of Camps Bay.
This afternoon you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Cape Town railway station in time to check in for your Blue Train journey.
A journey aboard the Blue Train is an opulent, eye-opening experience that will stay with you forever. It's the last word in luxury, offering true refinement on the rails. If you're eager to see South Africa in style, look no further. All of the suites aboard the Blue Train are sumptuous private sanctuaries where you can relax as the South African countryside rolls past your window.
You will arrive into Pretoria at 10:30, where your driver will be waiting to meet you and transfer you to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in time to check in for your afternoon flight across to the Madikwe Game Reserve.
FedAir 101 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) departing at 13:00 to Madikwe Airstrip, arriving at 14:00
You will be met at the Madikwe Airstrip and will be transferred to your safari lodge.
The malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve is situated just 5 hours by road from Johannesburg, or an hour by light aircraft. Covering some 75,000 hectares, it is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. The Big 5 is represented in the Park and you are likely to spot a lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo during your stay. During your visit you may also have the rare privilege of seeing the highly endangered African Wild Dog. The Park is home to over 66 species of large mammals and roughly 340 bird species.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 11 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.
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