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£3460


person

2 Adults

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9 Nights

restaurant

Various Meals

flight

Selected UK airports

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9th September 2022

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

Enquire Online 0800 408 4048
Why Book...
  • Book today for standard deposit of £150pp or low deposit of £49pp plus 9 monthly direct debit payments of £379pp
  • Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial site, Mandela House and Desmond Tutu’s home to see some of the most significant and authentic heritage sites since the post-apartheid era
  • Spend three luxurious days on board The Blue Train, travelling in style from Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Enjoy a full day game drive at Aquila Game Reserve, with the chance to see giraffe, black and blue wildebeest, zebra, and leopard

This tour includes:

•    Return flights
•    Private transfers throughout
•    7 nights’ hotel accommodation
•    2 nights all-inclusive stay on board the luxurious Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town
•    Half-day Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour
•    Full-day safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve with lunch
•    Franschhoek Wine Tram tickets


Full itinerary 

Day 1: UK – Johannesburg 

Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be transferred privately to your hotel, 5* DaVinci on Nelson Mandela Square, where you will stay for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. You’ll spend your first night at leisure in Johannesburg, perhaps unwind in the hotel’s elegant, infinity swimming pool, enjoy New York style cuisine at Maximillien Restaurant, or explore the surrounding area.


Day 2: Johannesburg

You have an exciting day ahead in Johannesburg. Enjoy breakfast before being picked up at the hotel for your half-day Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour. Thanks to your experienced and informative tour guide, this tour will immerse you in the history of the anti-apartheid struggle with visits to the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Memorial & Museum, before giving you the chance to see Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s former home.


Day 3: Board The Blue Train

After breakfast, you will be privately transferred from your hotel to Pretoria train station, where you’ll board the stunning Blue Train for a two-night all-inclusive journey to Cape Town. After registering and checking in at the Blue Train station lounge, you’ll enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before departing at 2pm. You’ll love watching the view change through your panoramic window, from open farmlands to rugged mountains, as you make your way to Cape Town. High tea is served at 4pm and dinner is served in two sittings, between 6.30-8pm or 8.15-10pm.


Day 4: The Blue Train

Breakfast is served 6-9am and you will arrive at Kimberley at 9.30am for a thrilling, off-train excursion – a tour of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. The attraction is named the ‘Big Hole’ and gives visitors the chance to go underground in a recreation of a mine shaft and learn about the history of diamond mining, see historic memorabilia, and buy diamonds slightly cheaper than usual. Lunch, high tea, and dinner are all served on board The Blue Train while you continue your journey past views of mining landscapes and of course Table Mountain, on your way to Cape Town.


Day 5: The Blue Train – Cape Town

This morning is your last morning on board The Blue Train. Enjoy your last breakfast between 6.30-10.30am, and you’ll arrive into Cape Town at midday. You’ll be picked up at Cape Town Station by a private transfer and taken to your hotel, 5* Lawhill Luxury Apartments, where you’ll stay for three nights. Tonight is at leisure to enjoy Cape Town. The hotel overlooks Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront marina and is the ideal base to explore the city. Perhaps visit the Waterfront’s shopping malls or enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants.


Day 6: Cape Town

Today you’ll head on your Full-Day Aquila Safari. After being picked up, your group will journey up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley and arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and birder. An experienced game ranger will take you on a game drive where you’ll have the chance to see giraffe, black and blue wildebeest, zebra, leopard, and 172 species of bird including the black eagle. Lunch is included today. 


Day 7: Cape Town

You have a free day to explore Cape Town at your own pace. You may want to spend time at the adjoining award-winning luxury spa at the One&Only Hotel. If you are looking to fill your day with activities, the concierge service can you help to book a variety of day tours, including Table Mountain cable car and The Hermanus Whale Route, organise car hire, or children’s activities including the Aquarium.  


Day 8: Cape Town – Franschhoek

Today you’ll be privately transferred from Cape Town to your Franschhoek hotel, 4* The Ivy Apartments, where you’ll stay for two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure, perhaps stroll along the gorgeous main strip of Franschhoek Village, and spend time at some of the restaurants and shops within walking distance. Your apartments also have complimentary bicycles available to make exploring the blissful village easy. 


Day 9: Franschhoek

Today you’ll partake in the Franschhoek Wine Tram experience. Hop on board and experience a unique and leisurely journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram, stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. This is perfect for the foodie or wine connoisseur, appreciating delicious wines while you enjoy unrivalled views of the Franschhoek Valley and vineyards. 


Day 10: Franschhoek – UK

Today you’ll have time at leisure before heading home. After checking out of your room, spend your final few hours buying final souvenirs and relaxing in the hotel. You’ll then be picked up and privately transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Call 0800 408 4048 to book

pp from

£3460


person

2 Adults

brightness_3

9 Nights

restaurant

Various Meals

flight

Selected UK airports

calendar_today

9th September 2022

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

Enquire Online 0800 408 4048