The Blue Train


    The Blue Train has been the ultimate in luxury rail travel since 1946. It offers a unique way of experiencing some of Southern Africa’s magnificent landscapes and landmarks. On this train luxury assumes a new dimension.

    • From: £1050pp one-way, all-inclusive.

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    You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite – the De Luxe Suite which offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath). Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities. Each suite is a world on its own, with a private entertainment centre with a choice of movie channels and radio stations.

    Guests indulge in fine cuisine with personal Butlers at their beck-and-call.

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    A selection of our South Africa safari camps:

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    • Bayethe is a splendid stone walled & thatch roofed Lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a
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      Bayethe Tented Lodge

    • Nestled in the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand lies a stylishly intimate game lodge – Chitwa Chitwa. Originally a private
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      Chitwa Chitwa

    • Appreciate the natural beauty and cosmopolitan charm of this unique region from Cape View Clifton, where function and aesthetics blend
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      Cape View Clifton

    • The gentle murmur of the Indian Ocean is a constant lullaby. Close to the city of Durban in South Africa’s
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      Days At Sea

    • Rocktail Beach Camp, set back in the lush dune forest, has 17 en-suite rooms, seven of which are family suites
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      Rocktail Beach Camp

    • Camp Jabulani is a perfect translation of the African bush. An open-plan dining room and lounge merge with the wooden
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      Camp Jabulani

    • Hidden amongst a grove of ancient milkwoods, discover a place where time stands stil. A place for contemplation and adventure.
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      Lagoon Lodge

    • Sculpted into a slope of the earth, Earth Lodge’s organic architecture awakens the senses with a masterful use of texture,
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      Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    • Within a decade, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway. Nestled in the heart of
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      Cleopatra Mountain

    • From its stunning clifftop position in the town of Hermanus, Birkenhead House enjoys exhilarating ocean views and close proximity to
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      Birkenhead House

    • Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, near to Cape Town, is a boutique hotel situated on a working farm with a 4000 hectare
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      Bartholomeus Klip

    • Located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Africa on Foot offers guests the opportunity to experience a
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      Africa on Foot Camp

    • Bloomestate surprises by its eclectic design which blends in the natural spacious grounds. This modern guesthouse is owner managed and
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      Bloomestate Retreat

    • HillsNek is an intimate family-run lodge is set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breath-taking vista of
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      Amakhala HillsNek

    • Situated 112 kms from Port Elizabeth airport Cape St Francis is considered either the gateway or the exit to the
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      Cape St Francis

    • Seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo, Sanbona pays tribute
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      Dwyka Tented Lodge

    • Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience
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      Amakhala Woodbury

    • Expect to discover the world’s most exceptional accommodation, art, design, food and wine in one of the most exceptional natural
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      Delaire Graff Lodges

    • Deserving of every one of its four stars, Safari Lodge sleeps 22 fortunate guests in 11 well-appointed and richly furnished
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      Amakhala Lodge

    • Place on the Bay Hotel, situated along the beach-front road enjoys an undisturbed picturesque view of the white sandy beaches,
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      Place On The Bay

    • Cape Grace has held pride of place on its own quay in the V&A Waterfront for the past 15 years,
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      Cape Grace

    • Pafuri Camp lies along a bend of the Luvuvhu River shaded by enormous jackal berry and nyala berry trees. Its
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      Pafuri Camp

    • De Kloof Luxury Estate 5* Boutique Hotel & Villa EST 1801- often described as the hidden Jewel of Swellendam is a
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      De Kloof Luxury

    • Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style
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      Elephant Plains

    • Created as a tribute to the unique splendor of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape,
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      Clifftop Exclusive

    • The colonial-style, Riverdene Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve offers nine Inter-Leading Luxury Rooms, Rim Flow Pool, supervised Playroom, spacious green
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      Riverdene Lodge

    • Quatermain’s Camp is a classic 1920’s style expedition camp modelled on the heyday of exploration, that golden era when adventure
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      Quatermain's Camp

    • Leeuwenbosch Country House is a gracious colonial country house set amidst beautiful indigenous gardens, offering a family safari experience steeped
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      Leeuwenbosch House

    • Eagles Crag is nestled in a Valley & provides the ultimate Luxury for the most discerning of Travellers. Each of the
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      Eagles Crag Lodge

    • Reed Valley is situated in the farmyard and comprises of three historic en’ suite country rooms, each with separate entrances
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      Amakhala Reed Valley

    • Originally built as the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s, this grand architectural gem has been transformed into one
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      Dock House Boutique

    • Unique, understated elegance in luxury tent accommodation. With mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it's the
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      Buffelsdrift Lodge

    • Ellerman House enjoys the finest views of the Atlantic seaboard from its commanding position, just 10 minutes away from the
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      Ellerman House

    • At the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an ecological oasis within a roughly
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      Bushmans Kloof

    • Woodbury Tented Camp is a hidden jewels on the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the
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      Woodbury Camp

    • Relax in urban tranquility while a city bussles about you. Packages from: £465pp for 7 nights Bed and Breakfast. Special
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      Colona Castle

    • Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of
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      Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

    • This spacious 200 square metres open plan apartment offers breath-taking panoramic views over Clifton First Beach and the blue waters
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      No.18 on Clifton First

    • Welcome to One&Only Cape Town, South Africa’s premiere urban chic resort introducing an unprecedented level of luxury and style to
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      One&Only Cape Town

    • Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Exceptional train safaris combine some of
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      Rovos Rail

    • This 5 Star, ultra-luxurious and exclusive property (Villa / Hotel) nestles on the slopes of the Atlantic Seaboard next to the
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      No. 26 Sunset Avenue

    • Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top
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      Amakhala Bukela

    • 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate is an established, 5 Star Boutique Hotel of superb luxury and effortless style in Johannesburg.
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      No.10 2nd Avenue

    • Set in a leafy, evergreen thicket on the banks of the Sand River, each room at Exeter River Lodge offers
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      Exeter River Lodge

    • Leadwood Lodge is tucked into a well-wooded bank of the Sand River, where jackalberry and leadwood trees lend their shade.
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      Leadwood Lodge

    • The spirit of safari comes alive at historic Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time into the gracious early settler atmosphere
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      Kirkman's Kamp

    Tailor-made for you

    •  Your Safari is just that. Each safari we create is built around you and your requirements.

    •  Select your preferred style of accommodation and explore at your own pace.

    •  Co-create your perfect trip with the help of our experts.

    Expert Advice

    •  All of our advisers are well travelled and know their areas inside out.

    •  All calls are answered instantly by a destination expert who will help you from start to finish.

    •  Get the most from your time and budget.

    Personal Service

    •  The details make the difference. All our accommodation, drivers and guides have been carefully selected by location and service as well as their contribution to conservation or the community.

    •  Our business depends on recommendations. We go the extra mile to give you a trip to remember.

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    We would be delighted to hear from you! Please call any of the numbers below or fill in the contact form with your requirements and we will be in touch.

    From the UK

    Call: 01227 671 154

    From the USA

    New York: (646) 513-4227

    From South Africa

    Cape Town: 021 300 2166