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 Mkhaya Game Reserve was established in 1979 by the Reilly family, the foremost nature conservationists in the area. The park was created initially as a refuge for Nguni cattle, which were close to extinction at the time. After the Nguni project was declared a success the reserve was enlarged slightly to allow more endangered species to live there.
Mkhaya is now a haven for many animals, including both black and white rhinos and rare breeds of antelope and elephants. The park covers an area of 24 square miles, which is relatively small for a nature reserve. Nevertheless, it continues to provide a safe home for many animals that may have otherwise become extinct by now.
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 >