MADIKWE SAFARI, LUXURY RAIL & CAPE TOWN

A luxury journey, for the most discerning of travellers. Starting with a safari in the malaria-free and 'Big 5' Madikwe Game Reserve on the Botswana border; then enjoy one of life’s real treats on board a luxury train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, on the famous Blue Train; and finally enjoy one of the world’s great tourist cities, Cape Town. If you are looking for a special celebration holiday, then this is one for you.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A 'Big 5' safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • Experience one of the most luxurious trains in the world - The Blue Train.
  • Explore the “Mother City” of Cape Town with a myriad of attractions and activities.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY PACKAGE

On arrival into Johannesburg airport you will be met by a representative of Fedair who will transfer you to their exclusive departure lounge at OR Tambo Airport in time for your onward light aircraft flight to Madikwe Game Reserve, where on arrival you will be met by your game ranger and transferred, by safari vehicle, to your safari Lodge for your 3-night stay.

Enjoy game viewing activities in open vehicles and on foot. The Madikwe Game Reserve, situated against the Botswana border, is one of South Africa's prime safari destinations and one of the largest game reserves in South Africa.

Madikwe Game Reserve lion pride by the waters edge
Madikwe Game Reserve wild dog pack playing

Madikwe game reserve is the North West’s best kept secret, only an hours flight or 4 hours drive from Johannesburg, and it is a great choice for visitors wanting a different ‘Big 5’ malaria-free game viewing experience. Home to the wild dog, black rhino, cheetah and brilliant wildlife, with many accommodation types to suit all needs, ranging from farm houses to luxury game lodges.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...

Thakadu River Camp tented accommodation

THAKADU RIVER CAMP

Tucked within a riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River, Thakadu is surrounded by tree-tops, nature and sheer tranquility.


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Tuningi Safari Lodge with endless views of the Madikwe Reserve

TUNINGI SAFARI LODGE

Tuningi Safari Lodge is on the western side of the Madikwe Game Reserve, a 75 000-hectare malaria-free Big Five game reserve bordering Botswana.

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INCLUDED:

  • Flights as specified
  • All accommodation
  • Meals and activities as specified in the travel itinerary
  • Airline taxes, fees and surcharges (subject to change)
  • Park fees

EXCLUDED:

  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tourism Levy & Conservation Fees
  • Meals, Drinks & Activities not specified;
  • Items of a personal nature
    - e.g. tips, telephone, laundry etc.

Where prices are shown for a travel itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. They are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.

There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.

TRAVEL TIME

Africa Collection travel time on international flight logo London Heathrow > OR Tambo International ± 11hrs
Cape Town International > London Heathrow ± 12hrs
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Africa Collection travel time on light aircraft logo
Johannesburg > Madikwe Game Reserve ± 1hr
Madikwe Game Reserve > Pretoria ± 2hrs
Pretoria > Cape Town (on Blue Train) ± 30hrs
Cape Town Station > Hotel ± ½hr
Hotel > Cape Town International ± ½hr
Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.
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10 nights (on the ground) of some of the best that South Africa has to offer. A perfect trip to celebrate that special occasion, landmark birthday or anniversary, or honeymoon - or just for the hell of it!

The departure dates of this holiday are determined by the train schedules. Rovos Rail, another luxury train that operates on the same route (Rovos Rail takes 2 nights), is another luxury alternative to The Blue Train. This itinerary can also easily be operated in the reverse direction.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"Want to thank you myself for arranging the holiday – we had a fabulous time. Overall the trip was spectacular, and as usual, perfectly organised!"

SEPTEMBER 2014

"Just a short note following our arrival home to compliment you on all the arrangements you made for our South Africa trip. Without doubt this ranks as one of the best trips we have ever done; the hospitality of all our hosts, the care they took to see that our every need was catered for, the quality of the accommodation, the food, the wine and of course the value for money all were without exception excellent. Thank you for everything you did to make the trip so worthwhile."

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