This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes a 2-nights, full board stay at the 4-star Tambuti Lodge, at the Pilanesburg Game Reserve.  Visits to Pretoria and Cape Town are included in the itinerary and the luxury Blue Train is the mode of transport.  Activities will include The Big-Five game drive and a diamond mine visit.  Other options are exploring Boulders Bay (Penguin Colony), a Winelands tour, a cable car trip up the famous Table Mountain and a visit to Robben Island.

Departing in London visitors will fly to Johannesburg, with a private transfer to Tambuti Lodge set in the Pilanesburg Game Reserve. The lodge is located in tranquil African wilderness at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater.

From here a private transfer takes visitors to the 5-star Illyria House, Pretoria. Renowned for its serene atmosphere, Illyria House maintains an exquisite colonial lifestyle. Butlers attend to guests every need allowing total chill-out time.

The trip continues with a private transfer to the luxurious 5-star South African Blue Train. The route between Pretoria and the coastal city of Cape Town is a 27-hours journey through spectacular scenery.  There is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where guests can take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. The journey continues to Cape Town. 

Make the most of your stay in Cape Town with some wonderful optional excursions. Cape Town boasts a stunning mountain backdrop, picture-perfect beaches and world-famous attractions including the iconic Table Mountain.

Other popular attractions include Robben Island which is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.  The bustling V&A Waterfront is fantastic for visitors wishing to indulge in retail therapy with its many diverse shops, restaurants and bars.

Nature lovers will adore Boulders Beach which is home to a colony of African penguins.  The setting is stunning with soft white sands, crystal clear waters, and huge granite boulders surrounding the penguins habitat.

South Africa is known for its excellent wine and guests can tickle their palate with a visit to the magnificent Anura Wine Estate to experience wine and cheese tasting.

The 9-days luxury package price starts from £3595 per person.  Departure dates are available throughout 2015 and 2016.

For further information, please contact Michelle or Serena at Distinguished Traveller or telephone 0203 7735831.