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Blue Train South Africa: Pretoria to Cape Town (wheelchair)


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7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Travel the length of South Africa in the luxury Blue Train wheelchair accessible cabin. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car, see where the two oceans meet at Cape Point & enjoy wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Regular departures in both directions, in Deluxe or Luxury cabin. You will be lifted onto the Blue Train & use their specially adapted wheelchair. Accessible transfers, English speaking Cape Town guide & all excursions included.
Blue Train Wheelchair
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Pretoria
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Blue Train Wheelchair
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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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Winelands
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Robben Island
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V&A Waterfront
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Penguins
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Pretoria
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Blue Train Wheelchair
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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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Winelands
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Robben Island
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V&A Waterfront
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Penguins
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred 1-hour 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. Check into your hotel and relax under warm blue African skies.
Day 2
Transfer from your hotel to Pretoria Station to arrive in good time to board the luxury Blue Train departing for Cape Town at 18.30.
 
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, which has its own narrow manual wheelchair that fits in 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 3
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 4
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 5
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 we take a boat ride to see the Cape Fur seals at Seal Island.
 
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 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. There is no accessible toilet on the boat.
Day 6
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 7
Enjoy a full day tour of the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands today, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry. Visit the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several different wine estates of your choice – sampling as you go!
 
Enjoy lunch at a good restaurant or wine estate (own account), and visit the Cheetah Outreach Project in Somerset West on the way home.
Day 8
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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