Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Pretoria Station. You'll enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before being ushered to your suite. You'll depart just before 9:00am. You'll have time to settle into the lounge car for Brunch. Upon arrival into Kimberly Station you'll disembark and board the bus which will take you to the old tram where you'll ride down to the mine. After a glass of sherry, your train ride will continue on your way. Dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in traditional attire. Ladies are also requested to dress in evening or traditional wear. The following morning you'll arrive in Cape Town.
Day 1 - Johannesburg
Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). Situated in Johannesburg's most exclusive residential suburb, The Westcliff provides the ultimate in comfort. It's hillside setting with cascading, sculpted gardens and elegantly opulent accommodation evoke a bygone era of leisure and refinement in one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Guests are privy to easy access to the city's core. The 115 rooms are grouped in levels along the hillside on which the hotel is perched. Each room is extremely spacious and possesses a well-preserved old world charm. Friendly staff serve delectable dishes from across the world. Authentic and continental dishes feature African ingredients, arranged in buffet style and served a la carte. Use the hotel's swimming pools, tennis courts, and spa for relaxation and cleansing. Johannesburg or Jo'burg, as the locals call the city of the gold, is the biggest metropolis in South Africa. With its 3,2 million citizens the city on the Witwatersrand is the predominant commercial centre and the economic motor of the Republic of South Africa. It is the international flight gateway for most of southern Africa.
Day 2 - Johannesburg
Transfer with private vehicle. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). The Blue Train takes you from Pretoria to Cape Town or reverse. The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometers (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent. On the southbound trip, the train departs from Pretoria main train station at 8:50am and arrives in Cape Town train station at 12:00pm the following day. En route to Cape Town there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where you'll take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. On the northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:50am and arrives in Pretoria at 12:30pm, in time for high tea the following day. It stops at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion.
Day 3 - Cape Town
Airport transfer with private vehicle. Depart from Cape Town international airport - end of itinerary. Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Popular day activities include; Robben Island (Nelson Mandela's prison), Cape Point, Stellenbosh winery tour, diamond buying shops, and great white shark diving.
All ground transport in a comfortable vehicle - Guaranteed window seating - Guaranteed departure - Airport transfers as per the itinerary - All meals and most drinks while on the train.
Laundry - Tips - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages including mineral water (while not on the train)- International airfare - Visas - Optional activities/extras - Vacation insurance.
* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change. Trip Summary