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Step aboard the iconic Blue Train as you journey to the world-famous Kruger National Park on this 3-day itinerary. Sit back and relax in the Lounge Cars as the train winds it's way to one of Africa's largest game reserves which houses Africa's Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo as well as numerous other unique wildlife. Enjoy a full-day on safari in the park before making your way back to Pretoria.
Duration: 3 days
At around 10:00am this morning you will head to The Blue Train Station Lounge at Pretoria Railway Station. Here you will relax and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Boarding of the train will commence at 12:15pm when you will be ushered to your suite by the butlers. They will then give you an orientation before the train departs from the station at 1pm. Enjoy a five-course gourmet lunch in the dining car from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Sit back, relax and enjoy the changing landscapes. High Tea will be served in the non-smoking lounge car at 4pm. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in any of the lounges and take some time to freshen up before dinner is served. There will be two sittings for dinner, one at 6pm and one at 8:30pm which will be followed by post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.
Dress code for duration of the trip is smart casual or Safari wear.
Lunch and Dinner included.
You will have an early start this morning, disembarking the train at 5:00am at Numbi Train Station. From here you will be transferred through Numbi Gate in open safari vehicles to a sunrise game drive which will be conducted by professional tour guides. Enjoy a bush breakfast in an exclusive unfenced location in the Kruger National Park. You will then return to Numbi Gate using an alternative route back, exposing you to more of the Kruger area.
Back on board The Blue Train lunch will be served in the Dining Car. Following this, you will once again be transferred to Numbi Gate for a sunset game drive. The sunset game drive will take place on the Nkambeni concession. The Nkambeni concession represents an area of approximately 11 400 hectares and lies between the main entrance gates of Numbi and Phabeni and stretches past Shabeni Koppie near Pretoriuskop camp.
Once the sun sets you will be transferred to Nkambeni Safari Camp where you will experience a spectacular boma dinner at Nkambeni Safari Camp, which will include an interactive cultural experience provided by a local group with international accolades.
The day ends when you are transferred back to The Blue Train to enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Breakfast will be served in the Dining Car on a first-come-first-serve basis from 6:30am - 9:30am this morning as the train makes it's way back to Pretoria. Your expected arrival time at Pretoria Station will be 10:00am at which time the Butlers will usher you to the Arrival Lounge, marking the end of your luxurious 3-day rail journey.
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As time meandered from the 19th Century towards the dawn of the new era, a dream was born. A dream of harnessing steam technology to link Africa’s vast south to north, around the awe-inspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, through the apparently arid desert landscapes, over untamed savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife. From the Cape all the way to Cairo... all of this on parallel lines of tempered steel.
It is from this dream that The Blue Train was born. Cairo was never to be, but the dreamers persevered and The Blue Train now traverses South Africa and its breath-taking scenery in a manner that befits the mystique that has grown around it.
Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. Until now...
4x2 sq. metres, Panoramic window, Comfortable double bed or twin beds, bath tub and handheld shower, individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, scented bath salts and plush monogrammed towels, Wifi and telephone access
5.13x2 sq, metres, Panoramic window, Comfortable double bed or twin beds, Long and luxurious bath tub, Private interactive entertainment system, Inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on Blue-Ray DVD, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, Wifi and telephone access
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.