Luxury safari company Lion World Travel has just introduced a new comprehensive South African tour, offering four nights in Cape Town, one night on the luxurious 5-star Blue Train, and three nights at the Kapama Southern Camp near Kruger National Park. It’s the perfect way to see the best that South Africa has to offer.
Details: The trip starts in beautiful Cape Town, where you’ll stay at the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, which affords scenic views in every direction. Head down Victoria Road to Hout Bay, a drive which is often ranked as one of the most scenic on the planet. Get some fresh air and go for a hike through the wilderness trails of Table Mountain National Park. During your stay, you’ll get a lovely three course dinner at the hotel’s Azure Restaurant, known for fine local and international cuisine served on its stunning terrace. History buffs can go to Robben Island, while nature enthusiasts should take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for the best views of the city. Before you leave Cape Town, make sure to take a tour of the Winelands, where you can visit award-winning vineyards like La Motte Wine Estate, or try some fresh olive oil at La Bourgogne Farm.
After leaving Cape Town, you’ll board the elegant Blue Train for an overnight trip to Pretoria. During the trip, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the countryside while staying in luxurious cabins and dining on exquisite food on the train’s acclaimed restaurant. After two days you’ll disembark and be shuttled to Kapama Southern Camp, located on one of the best private reserves in Africa (just outside of Kruger National Park). All game drives (both day and night) will be led by a qualified ranger and tracker, and seeing all of the Big Five is possible on the trip. Between game drives, everybody you’ll be treated to a fantastic, traditional high tea. Nightly dinners are top notch and you can enjoy drinks while watching the sunset behind the distant mountains.
Terms and Conditions:
- Round trip international airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (Dulles) to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg included.
- $US100 extra for domestic flights from 38 other major US cities.
- Includes eight breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners.
- Entrance fees to parks included.
- Drinks not included except on Blue Train.
- Gratuities and tips for game rangers, tour guides and drivers not included.
Price: From US$4,899 per person.