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 Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve opened in 1895, which makes it the oldest dedicated reserve in all of Africa. The area was originally three parks that bordered each other, though they merged to form the current enclosure in 1989. The area is credited with being the birthplace of rhino preservation, as it was here in 1900 that a project was launched to try and increase their numbers.
At that time, only about 20 rhinoceros existed in the entire world. More than 1,000 white rhinoceros now live in the park alone - and this is still the world's largest population of the animal. The park encloses 596 square miles (1,544 square kilometres), and is popular with tourists and animal lovers for being home to all of the 'Big Five'.
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 £6,595 ppView tour details >