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
George is a city in South Africa's Western Cape Province, approximately halfway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The city is bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south. The city is also close to a dense forest area, which is the primary reason a settlement was established here. Owing to the growing demand for timber for construction work, a town was built here by the Dutch East India Company in the late 18th century.
After the British occupation of the Cape area, it was decided they should regulate the forest more thoroughly. So, in 1811 the British took control of the town and named it George, after their current King George III. The town is still known primarily for its timber and the nearby forest, and as such it has proven to be a popular tourist destination over the years.
Marvel at the wonders of southern Africa as you discover dynamic Cape Town, uncover the natural beauty of the lush Garden Route, bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls, and embark on a truly elegant rail journey on the luxurious Pride of Africa.… see more
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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
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