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Holidays to Cape Town Safari Holiday South Africa Tours Stellenbosch

Blue Train South Africa Safari + Cape Town (wheelchair)


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10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This luxury Blue Train safari holiday travels the length of South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town with wheelchair accessible cabin & Big Five safari in Pilanesberg. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car, see where two oceans meet at Cape Point & enjoy wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Regular departures in both directions. English speaking guide, all sightseeing, disabled hotel rooms & transfers included.
Blue Train Disabled Safari Holiday South Africa Cape Town Wheelchair
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Safari Holiday South Africa
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve
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Big Five Game Drives
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Blue Train - Disabled Cabin
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
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Safari Holiday South Africa
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve
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Big Five Game Drives
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Blue Train - Disabled Cabin
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Kimberley
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport by your safari guide and transferred 2-hours through the rural North West Transvaal to the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  
After checking into your game lodge, enjoy your first game drive in your guide's vehicle in this Big Five game reserve, uniquely situated inside an extinct volcano. Hopefully see elephants, lions, antelope and a wide variety of other wildlife, before enjoying dinner in your warm African surroundings.
Days 2 To 3
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, and enjoy a thrilling safari in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, travelling with your guide in his closed air-conditioned vehicle. We hope to see several of the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other interesting animals before returning to the lodge for breakfast.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax at your lodge, before returning for a full afternoon of game viewing with your guide. We hope to see giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, kudu, antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting species. Outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa. If you are tall and remain in your chair for your game drives, please be aware there will be some restrictions on your viewing due to the height of the windows in the accessible vehicle. There are no restrictions if you transfer into one of the regular seats.
Day 4
Enjoy a final early morning game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, before your 2-hour transfer to Pretoria (now called Tshwane).
 
This city is the administrative capital of South Africa and is renowned for its jacaranda trees that flower from September to November.
 
On arrival enjoy a tour of this city. We start with a visit the impressive Voortrekker Monument and continue to historic Church Square and the beautiful Union Buildings - the official residence of the President, designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
Day 5
Transfer from your hotel to Pretoria Station to arrive in good time to board the luxury Blue Train departing for Cape Town at 16.00.
 
Luxury takes on a new dimension, as you relax and settle in to your elegant suite and enjoy the personal attention and devotion to detail for which the Blue Train is renowned.
 
Enjoy the fine wines and cuisine of the region, as well as outstanding personal service, during your journey to Cape Town, travelling over 1,000 miles through some of South Africa’s most diverse and spectacular scenery.
 
Note: You will need to be lifted into the train, using a specially adapted narrow manual wheelchair that fits through the carriage passageway. Dress code on the train is smart casual during the day and elegant for dinner (gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket). Your carer will need comfortable walking shoes for the off-train excursion.
Day 6
After breakfast this morning, we arrive in Kimberley around 09.30.
 
Here you will have the opportunity to disembark and visit the famous Big Hole and Diamond Open Mine Museum. With a surface area of over 40 acres and a perimeter of over 1 mile, this open-pit area was mined to a depth of over 3,000 feet at the height of the diamond rush – the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. At the museum view Eureka, the first recorded diamond discovered in South Africa.
 
At 13.00 we depart from Kimberley and continue travelling southwards through De Aar and Beauford West in the Great Karoo.
Day 7
Awake this morning to the beauty of the Western Cape as we travel through the Hex River Valley, Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester.
 
Enjoy breakfast whilst travelling through spectacular mountain scenery and through the Cape Winelands.
 
View imposing Table Mountain as you arrive at Cape Town Station around 10.30. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city.
Day 8
Today your guide will collect you for a full day tour of Cape Town.
 
We start with a short tour to see the key historical and architectural sites of the "Mother City". Weather permitting, we will then ascend Table Mountain by cable car to enjoy one of the world’s most famous views (alternatively we drive up Signal Hill, with its wonderful view point).
 
We continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where there is the option to take a boat ride to see the Cape Fur seals at Seal Island (pay locally).
 
Afterwards we visit Kirstenbosch Gardens, nestled on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and regarded as one the most beautiful botanic gardens in the world. Bequeathed to the nation by Cecil John Rhodes, the garden was established 1913. There is an avenue of camphor trees, a beautiful protea and fynbos garden, useful plants garden, sculpture garden and a dell garden as well as a world class collection of indigenous South African flora. Wonderful summer sunset concerts are held in the gardens on Sunday evenings from December to March.
 
Note: For the optional trip to Seal Island you will be lifted in your manual wheelchair into the boat, so this will not be possible for very heavy guests, nor for power chairs. If you prone to travel sickness, you may want to take preventative tablets in advance. There is no accessible toilet on the boat.
Day 9
Today your guide will collect you for a full day tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  
Enjoy wonderful ocean views as we drive around the Cape Peninsula to naval Simonstown, where we visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
 
We continue to Cape Point where we hope to see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July to November). We take an accessible funicular ride up to the Old Lighthouse, before returning via spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Town.
Day 10
Enjoy a full day tour through the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry. We visit the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several different wine estates – sampling as we go.
  
After lunch at a good restaurant or wine estate (own account), there is the option of more wine tasting or a visit to the Cheetah Outreach Project in Somerset West on the way home (pay entrance fee locally).
Day 11
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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