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This tour commences in Johannesburg after a day of leisure you will board the Blue Train a magnificent moving five-star hotel for your 2-day journey to Cape town. It's very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury travel and personal service. It is all inclusive experience offering a combination of unsurpassed luxury travel, five star-accommodation, fine cuisine, personalized butler service and routes that offer breath-taking views of the countryside. This tour includes car hire allowing you total freedom to explore South Africa. After arriving in Cape Town, you drive to Oudtshoorn the Ostrich Capital followed by a stay in beautiful Knysna before concluding your tour at Garden Route game tour viewing the wildlife from a jeep safari. If you do not wish to self-drive, we can arrange an English-speaking driver to transfer you between each location and on your excursions for an additional cost.

Highlights

  • Half Day Private Cape Point tour including Boulders Beach in Simons Town
  • 3 days aboard the Luxury Blue Train
  • Cango Ostrich Farm visit
  • Cango Caves visit – Heritage Tour
  • Swartberg Experience with dinner
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve Eco Experience with lunch
  • Return tickets for Table Mountain
  • Game viewing in an open land rover

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Hotel on arrival
  • Transfer from Peermont Hotel to Pretoria Station
  • Meet & Greet at Station in Cape Town
  • Self-Drive travel wallet of maps vouchers directions and a pen
  • Transfer to Cape Town Hotel from Cape Town Station
  • 1 x car delivery at Hotel
  • 1 x Group C: Toyota Corolla or similar for the duration of the journey
  • 1 x Group k: Renault Duster 2x4 or similar for the duration of the journey if upgrade to the superior package
  • 1 x GPS for the duration of the journey
  • 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pretoria
  • 2 nights onboard The Blue Train
  • 2 nights hotel 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cape Town
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast Oudtshoorn
  • 1 night's hotel accommodation with breakfast Knysna
  • 1 nights' accommodation with breakfast and dinner Garden Route
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – JOHANNESBURG
After arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport you will take a complimentary transfer to Peermont Metcourt Suites Hotel for your first night in South Africa. (Overnight Johannesburg)

DAY 2 – OVERNIGHT BLUE TRAIN
After Breakfast you will be transferred to Pretoria Station where you will board the Blue Train for your journey to Cape Town. Once onboard afternoon tea is served. Then you have time to change for dinner which is followed by post dinner drinks cognacs and Cuban cigars. (Overnight Blue Train) AT D

DAY 3 – THE BLUE TRAIN
Breakfast is served between 6am and 9am. After breakfast there is an off-train excursion to Kimberley Open Mine Museum before returning to the train for aperitifs and lunch. Then you have time to admire the great views before afternoon tea and dinner (Overnight Blue Train) B L AT D

DAY 4 – CAPE TOWN
Arrive Cape Town at 10.30am and be met by your guide and private vehicle for a private half day Cape Point Tour, which is one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Places you will see are - Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown and Kalk Bay. The rest of your day is at leisure (Overnight Cape Town) B

DAY 5 – CAPE TOWN
9am your rental car will be dropped off at your hotel. Enjoy a full day at leisure with time to visit Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. (Overnight Cape Town) B

DAY 6 – OUDTSHOORN
After breakfast you will check out and head along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, to the charming town of Oudtshoorn known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong and learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum. (Overnight Oudtshoorn) B

DAY 7 – OUDTSHOORN
This morning your day starts by visiting Cango Ostrich Farm, facilities include, a wine house, a fine dining restaurant and a curio shop. Next stop is a tour by Cango Caves the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Ten minutes’ drive away is Swartberg pass for a sunset tour followed by a traditional South African dinner at Kobus se gat restaurant. (Overnight Oudtshoorn) B D

DAY 8 – KNYSNA
After breakfast you will make your way to Knysna. Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, explore the town’s picturesque waterfront and quaint streets, adventure through the lush forest, skip over streams and catch a glimpse of the multicoloured Knysna Loerie, take a ferry trip to the famed Knysna Heads and sample the local oysters. The afterburner will be for leisure. Optional activity available will be the Feather Eco Cruise. (Overnight Knysna) B

DAY 9 – GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
Once you have checked out, you will continue along the N2 and make your way to Garden Route Game where you will spend your last night. Make sure you arrive in time to join for the PM Safari departing at 16.30pm.  Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Land rovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of the African style restaurants (Overnight Garden Route) B D

DAY 10 – CAPE TOWN
Early morning you will be able to join the morning game drive, afterwards you will have breakfast and check out. Today you will continue the N2 toward Cape Town, this will be + 4.5 hours' drive so make sure you arrive in time to return your car and catch your departing flight. (Overnight Garden Route) B

 

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

  

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Antrim Villa

Antrim Villa

Built in the late 1800s, this old English Victorian house was originally a family residence. High ceilings and well-kept stuccos give this guesthouse charm and light.

Bantry Bay Luxury Suites

Bantry Bay Luxury Suites

Bantry Beach Luxury Suites are modern and sophisticated, luxury self catering apartments in Bantry Bay, Cape Town with an African-Colonial ambiance. The accommodation is divided into four self-catering apartments, all are stylish and furnished with game leather furniture, travertine marble, maple flooring and solid wood and granite kitchens with modern appliances, all the apartments are serviced daily excluding Sunday’s.

Garden Route Lodge

Garden Route Lodge

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa’s world famous Garden Route Coast.

Peermont Metcourt Suites Hotel

Peermont Metcourt Suites Hotel

Situated next to OR Tambo International airport, Emperors Palace is home to where royalty rest their heads and fortune favours the brave. Offering decadent accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, this is YOUR Empire to discover.
Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!

Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace

Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace

From the moment guests step across the threshold at Emperors Palace, true luxury and impeccable attention to detail take centre stage. African fusion meets elegance at the Emperors Palace 4-star Mondior Hotel which surpasses all expectations in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation.

Watch the sunrise over breakfast, enjoy a sociable luncheon at the chic Oriana restaurant and finish off the day with a relaxing cocktail at The Silver Moon bar.

Conveniently located next to O.R. Tambo International Airport, leisure and business travellers alike can rest comfortably in one of the hotel’s 150 spacious rooms and suites. Cutting-edge technology is fitted throughout the hotel for guest convenience.

Swartberg Country Manor

Swartberg Country Manor

Nestled at the foot of the Swartberg mountains lies the eternal charm of the Swartberg Country Manor. A peaceful getaway into a world of serene beauty and relaxation.

As an endearing home away from home, our desire is that our guests encounter a timeless escape amidst an impressive landscape that features the tallest mountains in the Western Cape.

Enjoy a tranquil escape from busy life in an area of unspoiled natural beauty.

The Graywood Hotel

The Graywood Hotel

The Graywood Hotel is centrally situated on the corner of Gray and Trotter Streets in Knysna. Easy walking distance to the Knysna Waterfront and the town centre.

In keeping with the character and spirit of the surrounding indigenous Knysna forest the hotel enjoys beautiful woodwork throughout.
The wood is complimented by courtyard gardens which feature a sparkling swimming pool suspended in a wooden sundeck.

The Thorntree Country House

The Thorntree Country House

Thorntree Country Lodge just outside Oudtshoorn, South Africa is the perfect base from which to explore the unique attractions of the Klein Karoo.

The Lodge is a gracefully restored 17th century estate in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley, and reflects the typical Klein Karoo architectural style.

Thorntree Country Lodge excels at true intimate country-style accommodation. Our General Manager, Frans Groenewald, together with his friendly staff, are looking forward making your stay in the Klein Karoo, a memorable experience.

Elephant Hide Guest House

Elephant Hide Guest House

Surrounded by nature - mountains, beaches, lakes, the Knysna Forests, the fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom - Knysna is the ideal destination for cycling, birding, golf, walking, surfing, sailing, or just plain loafing. And with its selection of independent restaurants (and being as it is just 30 minutes drive from the Plett Winelands), it's a fine destination for foodies indeed.

In fact, it's a fine destination for families in total. Especially when you factor in accommodation at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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