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
Kruger National Park was founded in 1898 by Paul Kruger, President of South Africa at the time. The aim was to create a protected area for wildlife, away from developers and poachers. The park covers 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometres), which are split into 14 'eco-zones', each supporting different wildlife. Kruger is located in the north-east of South Africa, with Zimbabwe located at its northern border and Mozambique at its eastern border. Its southern border is the Crocodile River.
Kruger National Park opened to the public for safari holidays in 1927 and is now run by the South African National Park Organisation for conservation, education and tourism. Strict measures are in place to prevent poaching including inspection points for all vehicles entering the park.
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 £6,695 ppView tour details >
Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.… see more
12 days from £3,895 ppView tour details >