b"Kruger AFRICAYOUR ITINERARY 3PretoriaJohannesburgDays 1-3 - To Cape Town KimberleyWe fly to Cape Town, arriving on Day 2 and checking into our hotel.2 SOUTH AFRICAOn the way, we take an orientation tour that introduces us to the citys famous sights, before a free evening. One of the most vibrant4destinations in Africa, Cape Town offers an enticing blend of uniqueCape Townhistory, culture and stunning scenery, surrounded by gorgeous beaches and vineyards. We spend a full day on Day 3 exploring the magnificent Cape of Good Hope, heading to Cape Point on the south-western tip ofNights in hotel Nights on train Rail CoachAfrica. We take the Flying Dutchman funicular railway to a lighthouse thatTOUR HIGHLIGHTSsits at the top of the peninsula, admiring views across the stunning CapePeninsula coastline. After lunch at a local restaurant, we travel along False Bay and through Simons Town to Boulders Beach, a pristine beachJourney on the Blue Train. thats home to a colony of penguins. Explore Cape Town, visiting Table Days 4-6 - South Africas Vineyards and the Blue Train Mountain and Boulders Beach. We take a cable car up iconic Table Mountain to enjoy the incredible,Go on safari in Kruger. panoramic views over the city. We continue into the verdant countrysideTaste wines in the Stellenbosch KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to two of the countrys finest wine-producing areas, the Franschhoek andand Franschhoek Valleys.Stellenbosch Valleys. We sample some of the excellent local wines and are treated to a delicious boerebraai grilled meat lunch. On Day 5, youreWHAT'S INCLUDEDfree to explore Cape Town. You could visit Robben Island, a UNESCO CAPE TOWN, THE BLUE TRAIN World Heritage site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during theUK Tour Manager throughoutfinal years of apartheid. On Day 6 we transfer to the station for our iconic journey on The Blue Train. A butler escorts you to your cabin and AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK provides an orientation tour of the train as we begin our journey toFlights from London Heathrow Pretoria. The service on The Blue Train is impeccable, and we enjoy allto Cape Town, and from meals and drinks while on board, including afternoon tea, aperitifs and,Johannesburg to London 12 DAYS FROM 3,895 POPULAR TOUR after our lavish formal dinner of local cuisine accompanied by wine fromHeathrow the Cape Winelands, a selection of post-dinner drinks. 7 nights 4-Star hotel Discover the highlights of South Africa as we journey aboard the luxuriousw BlueaccommodationDays 7-9 - Kimberley, Pretoria and Kruger National ParkTrain from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines inWe arrive in Kimberley, a town that enjoyed a prosperous past thanks2 nights aboard the Blue TrainStellenbosch, and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three night stayto the discovery of diamonds in the area. We visit The Big Hole19 meals including 9 breakfasts, 5 mine museum. Nowadays the mine is no longer in use, but theres a at Kruger National Park. fascinating museum detailing the history of the site, which includeslunches and 5 dinnersrestored period buildings from the early years of the rush. We re-boardAll drinks included while on the the train for dinner. After breakfast on board on Day 6, we arrive inBlue TrainPretoria. From here, we transfer to our hotel on the banks of the SabieAll tour excursionsRiver, just 330 feet from the entrance to Kruger National Park and the THE BLUE TRAIN perfect base for safari drives. Kruger National Park was founded in 1898 to create a protected area for wildlife, away from developers and We embark on a magnificent journey aboard Thepoachers. Today, its the largest National Park in South Africa, and oneREGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEof the most famous safari parks in the world. We enjoy a full-day gamefrom Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, a trulydrive on Day 9, the perfect opportunity to spot the iconic wildlife ofAberdeen and Edinburgh from 75 per luxurious rail experience. The Blue Train is one ofKruger National Park. We head out by Jeep with a local ranger, whoseperson.South Africas finest trains, designed to discover theexpert insights will allow us to visit the best locations to see the different magic of this stunning African nation in comfort,species and point out animals whose camouflage makes them almost luxury and style. The Blue Train harks back toimpossible to spot. We start by tracking the big cats, still out from their2022 TOUR DATES Max 25 Peoplethe 1920s, and has ferried kings, presidents andnight spent hunting. The park is also home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, dignitaries across South Africa. elephant, rhino and buffalo), all of which we hope to see. Returning toOct 29 4,295 Nov 12 4,195The Blue Train certainly lives up to its reputationour hotel mid-afternoon, enjoy the rest of the day to relax. 2023 TOUR DATESfor magnificence and splendour, offering us anDays 10-12Kruger National Park and homeon-board experience well never forget. We enjoyEnjoy a second day discovering the wildlife of Kruger on a game drive,Feb 11 3,995 Oct 14 4,095afternoon tea, aperitifs and, after a lavish formalhoping to see yet more of the famous Big Five. There are also manyMar 11 3,895 Nov 11 4,095dinner of local cuisine accompanied by wine fromother species to be seen, large and small, as well as fascinating plantsTour Code: BKJ| per person based on 2 the Cape Winelands, a selection of post-dinnerand colourful birds. Later, after returning to our hotel, you could unwindsharing. Deposit from 600 per person. drinks. If youd like to indulge further, upgrades toin the spa or by the swimming pool. Or, take advantage of the natureSupplement for solo travellers from 1,295. Luxury Cabins are available upon request. Upgrade to a Luxury Cabin on The Blue Train reserve by the hotel and enjoy some extra game viewing. Enjoy a freefrom 375. Please note the itinerary for 2022 morning in Kruger on Day 11. Later, we transfer to Johannesburg airportdepartures may differ, please call for more for our flight home, arriving on Day 12. details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice132 AFRICA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 133"