South Africa Rail & Sail

from 

NZ$11,677

per person
 
Duration: 20 Nights
Destination: Pretoria, South Africa
Region: Africa & Middle East
Deal Code: PADHGXH

 

 

Description

The Blue Train, voted Africa’s leading luxury train, has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents, celebrities and honeymooners have all travelled on this magnificent rolling five-star hotel, and the name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury train travel. Experience a world of grace, elegance and romance from a bygone era in the magnificent suites, elegant lounges and fine dining. Each suite comes with the finest bed linen, and en-suite marble tiled bathrooms, and your very own personal butler is on hand to attend to every need.

The perfect alternative to flying to or from Cape Town, The Blue Train transports you between Pretoria and Cape Town in both directions, on a 39-hour journey of 1,600 kms, travelling through some of South Africa’s most diverse and spectacular scenery. Begin the experience from the moment you arrive at the departure lounge, where you will find a warm-hearted welcome sets the wheels in motion for a voyage defined by the hallmarks of personal attention and detail, with ease of check-in and relaxation before stepping onboard.


Take a cruise journey to a place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans have shaped the beautiful country of South Africa. Discover the South African ports of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Durban and Mossel Bay onboard Azamara Quest.


Your Fly, Rail & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $4000 flight credit per person
  • 1 night premium accommodation in Pretoria with breakfast
  • 2 night rail journey aboard the Blue Train, Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Includes pre-departure snacks, all meals, most drinks, excursion in Kimberley (weather & time permitting)
  • 2 nights premium accommodation in Cape Town with breakfast
  • 15 night South Africa Intensive cruise onboard Azamara Quest, Cape Town return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues plus select standard drinks, beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities plus more
  • Select private transfers

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 15 December 2024 – 04 January 2025

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details.


Blue Train Itinerary | Pretoria – Cape Town:

Day 1 – Luxury Train Journey

10h00 – Register and check-in at Pretoria Train Station Lounge. (LD)

Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

11h15 – Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their cabins. Cabin orientation done by butlers.

12h00 – Depart Pretoria Station.

13h00 – First sitting for lunch.

14h30 – Second sitting for lunch.

18h30 – First sitting for dinner.

20h15 – Second sitting for dinner.

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

Please Note: Dinner is an elegant affair (gentlemen are requested to at least wear a jacket / waistcoat).

Day 2 – Luxury Train Journey

07h00 – Breakfast is an unhurried service. (BLD)

10h00 – Kimberley Excursion (weather and time permitting).

13h00 – Depart Kimberley.

13h00 – First sitting for lunch.

14h30 – Second sitting for lunch.

16h30 – High tea will be served in lounge car.

18h30 – First sitting dinner.

20h15 – Second sitting dinner.

Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

Day 3 – End of your Blue Train Luxury Journey

07h00 – Breakfast is an unhurried service. (BL)

13h00 – First sitting for lunch.

14h30 – Second sitting for lunch.

18h00 – The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station. Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge. Thank you for joining us on this memorable experience.


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

20 Dec 24

Cape Town, South Africa

-

6.00 pm

21 Dec 24

At Sea

-

-

22 Dec 24

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

7.00 am

Overnight

23 Dec 24

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

-

6.00 pm

24 Dec 24

At Sea

-

-

25 Dec 24

At Sea

-

-

26 Dec 24

At Sea

-

-

27 Dec 24

Richards Bay, South Africa

9.00 am

Overnight

28 Dec 24

Richards Bay, South Africa

-

10.00 pm

29 Dec 24

Durban, South Africa

8.00 am

6.00 pm

30 Dec 24

At Sea

-

-

31 Dec 24

Mossel Bay, South Africa

8.00 am

11.00 pm

01 Jan 25

At Sea

-

-

02 Jan 25

Cape Town, South Africa

8.00 am

Overnight

03 Jan 25

Cape Town, South Africa

-

Overnight

04 Jan 25

Cape Town, South Africa

-

-


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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 14 May 2024 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.