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Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari Self-Drive

11 Nights from £2,679 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Fusing city life with scenic safari experiences, this 11-day self-drive from Cape Town to Durban incorporates many of South Africa’s wonderful attractions. You’ll begin with some time in Cape Town to explore the culture, cuisine and coastline of this bustling city before setting aboard the sophisticated Blue Train as you journey through the ever-changing scenery of South Africa. From here, seek out the Big Five on a game drive in the Kruger National Park before embarking on a trip to KwaZulu Natal to enjoy cultural excursions, visit to the game reserve and wildlife sightings.


  • Enjoy the culture, beaches and vibrant atmosphere of Cape Town
  • Venture on an elegant and unforgettable journey on the Blue Train
  • Admire the beautiful views of Mpumalanga including God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon
  • Enjoy exploring the cultural side to South Africa with visits to Swaziland and KwaZulu Natal

Further reading: South Africa's Blue Train features in our guide to the top 10 rail journeys in the world.


Day 1-3

Cape Town

Upon arrival into Cape Town, pick up your hire car at the airport and spend the remainder of the day exploring the city at leisure. Days two and three are free to roam the sights, explore the beaches and make the most of the thriving culinary scene. Why not take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, visit the museums and galleries, or visit the penguins on Boulders Beach? You could also take a trip to some of the quieter fishing towns such as Kalk Bay or Simons Town.

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 4-5

Cape Town to Pretoria

Drop off your hire car first thing in the morning at the downtown depot, from where you will be transferred to the Blue Train lounge to await your departure aboard the elegant Blue Train.

Journey for two nights on a moving five-star hotel where you’ll have the opportunity to watch the scenery change as you journey through the landscape from Cape Town to Pretoria. Stop in Kimberley and visit the Kimberley Mine Museum before continuing your journey to Cape Town.

Overnight: Blue Train (Deluxe Suite)

Day 6


After breakfast, you’ll continue on your journey to Pretoria to arrive in time for lunch. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel where you’ll have time to unwind and enjoy the facilities. The following morning you’ll be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your short flight to Kruger Mpumalanga airport.

Overnight: Court Classique

Day 7-8

Mpumalanga Region

On arrival at Kruger International airport, you will collect your vehicle, make your way to Hazyview for a fun-filled and exhilarating safari experience.  Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore the scenic valleys, woodland forests and the Sandford Conservancy on horseback. On day seven, you’ll also have chance to visit some of the surrounding attractions including the world-famous Kruger National Park or perhaps you’d prefer to take an exciting hot air balloon ride over the scenic landscape.

Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Day 9


Today sees you venture into the Ezulwini Valley where you can spend some time enjoying the delights of the 18-hole championship golf course, go hiking along the many trails or enjoy the squash courts, among other fun activities.

Overnight: Royal Swazi Spa

Day 10

KwaZulu Natal to Mkuze

Drive to KwaZulu Natal today for some game drives in Hluhluwe, as well as possible boat cruises (weather permitting) or cultural excursions to local villages for a truly authentic experience.

Overnight: Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 11

KwaZulu Natal to Mkkuze

Spend today exploring more of this fascinating area, with a mixture of excursions available to you from hiking and following the picturesque walking trails to bird watching or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the resort.

Overnight: Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 12

KwaZulu Natal to Durban

Enjoy a relaxed morning at Ghost Mountain Inn before transferring to King Shaka International Airport – drop off your hire car before catching your departing flight.


  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Blue Train; Flights; Hire Car
  • Hotels (10 nights)
  • Cultural experience; 3 hour game drive in Hluhluwe

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