b'KRUGER NATIONAL PARK GRAND TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA |YOUR ITINERARYDays 1-3 - To Johannesburg, Pretoria and the Pride of AfricaWe fly to Johannesburg, arriving on the morning ofDay 2. We transfer to our hotel in Pretoria, visiting the Voortrekker Monument en-route. This enormous structure is dedicated to the history of South Africa, and set in a nature reserve close to Pretoria. We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. On Day 3, we board the Pride of Africa at the Rovos Rail Station in Capital Park, Pretoria. Our journey on this opulent train in luxurious air-conditioned suites, spans nine incredible nights and takes us across the African plains in true style and elegance, while we enjoy fine china, crisp linen, and 5-Star service.Days 4-6 - Kruger, Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Durban This morning, we wake up early for a highlight of our holiday - an DURBAN excursion to Kruger National Park, the largest park in South Africa where the Big Five game animals can be found. Here, we pursue antelope and track the herds of elephants that make this huge wilderness their home. We might catch a glimpse of a leopard as it stalks its prey, or enjoy the thrill of viewing a lion at close range. We enjoy lunch in Kruger National Park before re-boarding the train. On Day 5 we pass through Hluhluwe Game Reserve, one of the oldest of its kind in South Africa. In the afternoon, we enjoy a game drive in the park for a chance to spot some giraffes, zebras, hippopotamuses, and cape buffaloes. After re-boarding the train, we head towards Durban, passing through the incredible and verdant scenery of the St Lucia Wetlands. We arrive in the city of Durban on Day 6, where we take a guided city tour and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. After re-joining our train, we continue through the Valley of a Thousand Hills, an area of incredible natural beauty.Days 7-10 - Spionkop, Addo Elephant Park and OudtshoornToday we take a tour of Spionkop, or Spy Hill, discovering the historic CAPE TOWN battlefield with a local expert. We learn about the events of 1900, when this was the site of a battle between Boer farmers and British troops. Following our time here, we embark on a game drive in Nambiti Game Reserve, enjoying another chance to spot incredible wildlife. Later, the train makes its way through the Drakensberg Mountains, a stunning area of soaring peaks and lush green forests.Day 8is spent relaxing on board and enjoying the trains facilities. On Day 9 we travel to Addo Elephant Park for a game drive in open-top vehicles. The park is inhabited not only by elephants, but lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, and rhinos. We return to the train in Port Elizabeth for lunch. After free time this afternoon, the Pride of Africa continues towards Oudtshoorn, home to the worlds largest population of ostriches. We enjoy a visit to an ostrich farm onDay 10 for a unique insight into the mighty birds, before continuing to George. Days 11-13 - Featherbed Reserve, Cape Town and vineyardsBOULDERS BEACH We enjoy a scenic drive down the coast to Knysna this morning, famed for its picturesque setting on the shores of a large estuary. Here, we take a ferry out to explore Featherbed Nature Reserve. Back on the train, we travel through the magnificent green scenery that characterises South Africas famous Garden Route to Riversdale.Day 12, our last day on board the Pride of Africa, takes us through the wild scenery of the Cape Fold Mountains, where we enjoy some free time before the final leg of our journey to Cape Town, set against the backdrop of iconic Table Mountain. On Day 13, we travel by coach around two of South Africas finest wine producing areas: the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Valleys. Here, we enjoy a delicious boerebraai lunch, a unique South African social event where family and friends gather together to create a memorable dining experience, as well as tastings of the wines for which these areas are famous.140 AFRICA'