The Award Winning Leader in Escorted Worldwide Rail Holidays

01904 734 356

Open 7 Days A Week

Escorted Rail Tours to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

An important point in the history of navigation

As South Africa's Cape Peninsula stretches south-west into the South Atlantic Ocean, the rugged terrain narrows until it terminates at the rocky headland known as the Cape of Good Hope.

Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of the Cape of Good Hope forms part of a designated nature reserve located within the larger Table Mountain National Park and is renowned for the breath-taking beauty of its landscape and of the diverse and abundant wild flowers and plants that grow here.

Due to its treacherous weather and rocky waters this region was originally named the 'Cape of Storms' in 1488 by its Portuguese discoverer, Bartolomeu Dias, but was later renamed 'the Cape of Good Hope' by King John II of Portugal. In 1859 the Cape received its first lighthouse. Standing almost 250 meters above sea level, today it can climbed to on foot or via the gently ascending Cape Point Funicular Railway. The lighthouse's more recent successor, installed in 1914, remains the most powerful lighthouse in operation on the South African coast.

It is the natural wonders of the area, however, that are the highlights of any tour of the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Cape Floral Region, Cape Point hosts 1,100 different plant and flower species, more than 250 bird species and a diversity of wild animals including zebra, eland, baboons and various reptiles.

There are 5 tours matching Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

Marvel at the natural wonders of southern Africa on this incredible adventure. Join the sumptuous Pride of Africa for a truly elegant journey in luxurious air-conditioned suites with 5-Star service. Later, enjoy a safari in Botswana and bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls.

… see more
2018Oct

17 days from £6,595 pp

View tour details >

South African Adventure

Fascinating wildlife is waiting to be discovered on this South African rail adventure on the Pride of Africa - one of the world's great luxury trains. Our voyage of discovery takes us through South Africa's most well-known game parks and ends with four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

… see more
2018MayOctNov

17 days from £6,395 pp

View tour details >

Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.

… see more
2018JanMarNov

12 days from £3,995 pp

View tour details >

Dar Es Salaam, Victoria Falls & The Pride of Africa

Explore the magnificent attractions spanning Africa on this incredible adventure aboard the luxurious, 5-Star Pride of Africa train. Journey across lush wildernesses and dusty desert plains, taking in natural wonders, rare creatures and spending time in cosmopolitan cities.

… see more
2018Jan

22 days from £14,445 pp

View tour details >

Namibia & the Pride of Africa

Discover the highlights of Namibia and South Africa on this fantastic holiday by rail. Explore Cape Town and Table Mountain, see the Big Five in Etosha National Park, experience the mighty Sossusvlei and enjoy six indulgent nights on the incredible Pride of Africa - the world's most lavish and luxurious hotel train.

… see more
2018Apr

16 days from £6,995 pp

View tour details >

Shipwreck trails

The Cape of Good Hope is notorious for shipwrecks, and starting at Olifanstbos in the Cape Point Nature Reserve are three well-signposted walking trails (two easy, one moderate) that take visitors along the beach to the sites (and remains) of some of the vessels that succumbed to the rocky shores here.

Scenic walks

Several scenic walks can be taken around Cape Point allowing visitors to enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery, discover historic artefacts such as an old signalling cannon and a lime kiln, take the opportunity to spot the Cape's abundant wildlife and explore the rock pools and secluded beaches beneath the cliffs.

Eating and shopping

The spectacularly-located Two Oceans restaurant opened at Cape Point in 1995 to provide an unforgettable al fresco dining experience. If time is an issue there is an efficient snack bar for takeaway food including sandwiches and pizzas adjacent to the restaurant. The Cape Point Nature Reserve also features three shops specialising in souvenirs, natural products, clothing and locally produced ceramics and handicrafts.

What our customers think
Lastest articles from our journey blog

The Anglo-Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War

By
30 March 2016

Discover the history of South Africa’s battlefields, as we travel back in time today on The Journey Blog, uncovering the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

Read more

The Pride of Africa

The Pride of Africa

By
10 February 2015

All great rail holidays must feature elements of luxury, refinement and tradition. The Pride of Africa has all of this and more.

Read more

South Africa in style

South Africa in style

By
11 June 2013

One of the world's most scintillating rail experiences is to be found in beautiful South Africa: the luxurious Pride of Africa train.

Read more
View Shortlist 0