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The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

 

 

 

The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses

 

Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism

 

Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration

 

The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine

 

Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique

 

Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment

 

Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience

 

Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants

 

Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union

 

Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences

 

Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari

 

Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering

 

You As a Cicerone

All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you

 

Special Offers

RIGHT NOW: Receive a 10 % discount when booking shark cage diving for five or more people

 

Safari Destinations

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination

 

Zambia

A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination

 

Zimbabwe

Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best

 

Botswana

A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari

Namibia

Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Special offer

RIGHT NOW: Stay six nights at the amazing Jamala Madikwe and you receive the seventh night free

 

 

Safari Theme

Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible

 

 

Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari

 

Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety

 

Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety

 

Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety

 

Destinations

South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences

 

Mozambique

Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas

 

 

Madagascar

Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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About South Africa

Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa

 

 

Travel guidance

Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure

 

 

Activities

Southern Africa in general, and South Africa, offer an impressive variety of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences

 

 

Gallery

Be inspired by our gallery of beautiful, colourful South Africa and Southern Africa

 

About us, what we can assist with and what people think of us ...

About The Company

Keen to know more about us? Please find information about us and why we consider ourselves experts in South Africa and Southern Africa

Our Services

After 20 years on location, our service is not only to tailor the best holiday for you but to look after you every step of the way until you have returned home safely

Testimonials

What our guests are saying: about us, our efforts, our partners, South Africa and southern Africa as destinations

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TYPE OF TRIP, LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL
Exclusive Nostalgia
Exclusive Nostalgia

The Blue Train – a window of the soul of Africa!

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy an exclusive 5-course dinner at one of the worlds most luxury trains

As the wine selection is superb you can experince one of South Africas best wines on the train

Be fashinated by South Africas beautiful landscape from the elegant observation car

Enjoy an unforgetable journey between Cape Town and Pretoria in one of the most luxuries train in the world, The Blue Train! The route between Cape Town and Pretoria is a 31-hour journey of 1600 kilometres, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent. The train leaves Cape Town at 08:30 and arrives in Pretoria at 15:00, in time for high tea the following day. It stops at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion. On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.

 
 

About the Blue Train

Suite-categories: There are two different suite-categories, De Luxe and Luxury (see below).

Cuisine: While The Blue Train lives up to its 5-star reputation in every sense, its cuisine surpasses even the highest expectations. It could be said that dinner will be the most unforgettable experience of your adventure. On board chefs regularly refresh their menus to intrigue and tantalise your palate, as they prepare their signature dishes using the freshest of local ingredients. And indeed, there’s a menu for every taste. Whether you require Kosher or Halaal meals, or gluten-free vegan options, simply make your needs known at the time of reserving your passage. You’ll also need to reserve your ideal dinner sitting. Our very elegant Dining Car comfortably accommodates 42 guests in a single sitting and, in the event of having more guests on the train, meals are served in two sittings to ensure all our guests experience utter luxury and decadence.

Dress: As the sky darkens over the landscape, you adorn yourself in your finest silks and satins, diamonds and pearls, tuxedos and ties, as you prepare to relish a banquet glowing with the camaraderie of new friends or dine entwined in the subtle intimacy of a table for two – or even if you opt to dine in the privacy of your own suite – you become aware that every taste you’re about to experience is a memory in the making, a tantalising highlight on a menu of magical moments. For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail / evening dresses or suits.

Trains: There are two Blue Train sets – simply referred to as Train Set 1 and Train Set 2. The former can accommodate a maximum of 52 guests and is available for use during charters. Train Set 2 is the weekly “schedule” train running between Pretoria and Cape Town. It accommodates a maximum of 80 guests and includes a paraplegic suite and a Conference Car. Each of the two trains consist of a Baggage Van, Power Car, Personnel Car, Club and Lounge Cars, Kitchen and De Luxe and Luxury accommodation coaches.

 
 

Experience the quality Suites

Suite-categories: The De Luxe

The De Luxe coaches each have four suites that measure 4 X 2 metres. One of these contains a double bed and a ¾ size bath tub with handheld shower, while the others have twin beds with showers. The De Luxe Suite will forever alter your definition of what style and class entail. From your elegant and relaxing lounge during the day, it transforms into a subtly-lit bedroom of indulgence during the night, bedecked with goose-down and 100 per cent percale-cotton bedding, from your individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, its scented bath salts and plush monogrammed towels, to the electronic entertainment options on offer.

Your De Luxe suites are your home-away-from-home lounges. Relax in knowing that all suites are fitted with WI-FI service that is complimentary to all our guests. Use the telephone system in each suite to dial your butler, at no extra charge, for an apéritif or even call family and friends across the Atlantic and relay your Blue Train experience at a minimal fee. An act of alchemy transforms your sitting area into a restful night-time sanctuary.

Price exampels: Pretoria to Cape Town High season: 01 September 2021 – 15 November 2021, De Luxe R28,945 per person. Single supplement is charged.

Tour price per person sharing includes: accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.

 

Suite-categories: The Luxury Suite

The Luxury Suite will enchant you from the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard. It extends the offering from a De Luxe suite even further; by an extra metre of your domain, with twin or double bedded suites which offer you long and luxurious bath tubs and a private digital interactive entertainment system, with an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on Blue-Ray DVD. Luxury coaches have three Luxury Suites that each measure 5,13 X 2 metres and give you the option of twin beds or a double bed.

Your Luxury suites are your home-away-from-home lounges. Relax in knowing that all suites are fitted with WI-FI service that is complimentary to all our guests. Use the telephone system in each suite to dial your butler, at no extra charge, for an apéritif or even call family and friends across the Atlantic and relay your Blue Train experience at a minimal fee. An act of alchemy transforms your sitting area into a restful night-time sanctuary.

Price exampels: Pretoria to Cape Town High season: 01 September 2021 – 15 November 2021, Luxury R35,990 per person. Single supplement is charged.

Tour price per person sharing includes: accommodation, meals and excursions as well as all beverages, including alcohol, while on board.

You can indeed travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend September to May

South Africa has good healthcare. However, we advise obtaining a proper travel insurance before going

As a UK and EU citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.