A focus on: The Blue Train
By Sukie Chapman
15 December 2017
As luxury train rides go, it would be misguided to not consider South Africa's The Blue Train amongst the very best.Read more
The Featherbed Nature Reserve is located on the western edge of Knysa, and is known to local people as a 'pristine piece of paradise'. The reserve is only accessible by ferry, and even then access to the enclosure is tightly controlled, to ensure the continued protection of the land and its natural beauty. Conservations at the Featherbed Nature Reserve tend to be dedicated more to flora than to animals, though there is one exception - the Blue Duiker, a small species of antelope.
The conservation project was started in 1985 after a rapid decrease in their numbers, and so far the efforts have been successful. It is likely you will see Blue Duiker in their special breeding encampment, however, the public are not allowed too close to them for obvious reasons.
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
17 days from £6,495 ppView tour details >