Desiré’s Ultimate Cape, Rail and Safari Combo

Desiré’s Ultimate Cape, Rail and Safari Combo


Desiré is so passionate about a safari and believes so wholeheartedly that it’s the most rejuvenating experience anyone can indulge in, that she has listed a second personal favourite itinerary which is the Ultimate Cape, Rail and Safari Expedition.
You will start your trip in glorious and ever-popular Cape Town where you will stay at one of the city’s premier hotels, the One&Only. After four nights in the Mother City, you will move to the nearby Winelands to take in the gorgeous scenery and award-winning wines. A luxurious ride on the Blue Train will take you to the north of the country where you will spend one night at The Residence before heading off on safari. 
Your first stop on the safari leg of your tour is at the always impressive Londolozi Tree Camp, one of the best places in Africa to see leopards. The wildlife sightings are exceptional here, as they are at your next destination, Royal Malewane. Spend your final four nights here as you lap up the luxury and wildlife encounters before heading back to Johannesburg after 17 days of South Africa’s best attractions. 

Day 1-5: One&Only, Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town and get transferred privately to the One&Only. The hotel is located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, one of Cape Town's premier tourist attractions with an array of bars, restaurants and shops scattered around the historic harbour. The hotel affords wonderful views of Table Mountain and is just a short distance away from the city centre.
Includes: Breakfast
A short drive from Cape Town lies the beautiful Winelands where you will stay at the secluded retreat of La Residence. Tucked away in the tranquil vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley, the private wine and olive Estate of Domaines des Anges is the stunning backdrop to your home here for two days. Explore the surrounding vineyards and dine at some of the best restaurants in the world. 
Includes: Breakfast and local beverages 
Day7-8: Blue Train
You will be transferred to the Blue train railway in Cape Town where you will board your overnight luxury train to Pretoria. The Blue Train prides itself on the fine cuisine it offers its guests with meals that are accompanied by a wide selection of South African wines sourced only from boutique vineyards. The onboard experience is complemented by the scenic landscape as the train meanders across South Africa’s diverse terrain.
Includes: All meals
Transfer from the train station to The Residence. The Residence offers luxurious, elegant and inviting accommodation in a boutique hotel in the historic suburb of Houghton. The air-conditioned suites are opulent and have been individually designed, with antique French crystal chandeliers, dramatic velvet drapes and Persian rugs. 
Includes: Breakfast
Fly from Johannesburg to Londolozi’s private airstrip where you will stay at Londolozi Tree Camp. This exclusive safari destination offers the height of sophistication and romance in the spectacular African wilderness. Each suite boasts its own private oasis – a plunge pool and deckchairs overlooking the lush banks of the Sand River.  
Includes: All meals and local beverages
Transfer via road to Royal Malewane where  the joys of a bygone era await you. Accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in the utmost colonial splendour, Royal Malewane is an exclusive getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and some of the best game viewing Africa has to offer. 
Includes: All meals and local beverages
Day 17: Departure
Fly in the afternoon from Royal Malewane’s private airstrip to Johannesburg.
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As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. We create our tours from scratch every time, matching the destinations and accommodation not only to your budget but also to your individual tastes and needs. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.
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