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Pretoria – Kruger National Park

Overview

The Blue Train, which already traverses to and from Cape Town on a weekly basis, will be adding a new route to another South African iconic site, the Kruger National Park in the Hoedspruit area. The Blue Train will travel from Pretoria and stop at Hoedspruit Station, where guests will then be transferred to their preferred Lodges in and around the Kruger National Park, as per their chosen itineraries organised with their tour operators.

Pretoria - Kruger National Park Elephant In Kruger

Itinerary (3 Days)

The Kruger National Park is in the top three destinations that visitors want to see while on holiday in South Africa. It is one of Africa’s largest game reserves covering an area of 19,633 square Kilometres (7,580 sq miles) between the two provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern part of South Africa. The Kruger National Park houses Africa’s Big Five : Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo and other numerous unique wildlife. Other activities to do while at the Kruger National Park include but are not limited to: game drives, bird- watching, camping, bush walking safaris, a visit to the Blyde River Canyon and the like.

  • 1

    Journey Begins (DAY 1)

    10:00:Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks►13:00:The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station►13:30:A five-course gourmet lunch is served in the Dining Car►16:00:High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car►18:00:First sitting for Dinner►20:30:Second sitting for Dinner

  • 2

    DAY 2

    05:00:Guests disembark and are transferred through Numbi Gate in open safari vehicles to a sunrise game drive that will be conducted by professional tour guides. After the sunrise game drive, guests will enjoy a bush breakfast at an exclusive unfenced location inside the Kruger National Park. After breakfast, guests will return to Numbi Gate using an alternative route back, thereby exposing guests to more of the Kruger area.►12:00:A five course gourmet Lunch is served in the Dining Car.►16:00:Guests are taken for a sunset game drive that will be conducted by professional tour guides. 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.►19:30:Guests 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.►22:00:Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

  • 3

    DAY 3

    06:30:Breakfast is served in the Dining Car on a first-come-first-serve basis►10:00:The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station►Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge

Inclusions

  • 24-hour Full room service and bar facilities.
  • Entrance fees to places of interest.
  • Excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide.
  • All meals and beverages.
  • Golf activities inclusive of green fees, golf carts, halfway house and beverages.
  • Government tax.
  • Limited laundry service.

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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