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South Africa's Blue Train to get safari makeover for 2020

After reinventing the classic Cape Town/Pretoria jouney, extending it to a 2-night 'slow travel' experience, South Africa's legendary Blue Train is now about to get a complete makeover for the Hoedspruit safari departures for 2020.

 

The makeover will make it a round trip including sunrise & sunset Big 5 game drives, a boma dinner under the stars and even some traditional cultural dancing.

Previously, The Blue Train offered a one-way, overnight journey from Pretoria to Hoedspruit (or vice versa) leaving guests to check into one of the Sabi Sands/Greater Kruger Lodges for a few nights.  The challenge, however, was finding availability for 70 – 80 guests.

Now the train will be offering its safari departure as a return round-trip to the Kruger that will depart Pretoria at 11 am (time TBC) on day 1, arrive at the Kruger National Park at 5 am the next morning for a full day guided safari including sunrise and sunset game drives.  The train will then depart at 10 pm to head back to Pretoria, arriving around noon on day 3. 

Prices for the three-day all-inclusive safari by rail will be R37,630 (about £2,050) per person sharing in a deluxe suite or R47,040 (about £2,550) per person in the luxury suites. Initially, there will only be two departures in 2020 namely: June 18 - 20, 2020 and July 30 - August 01, 2020.

Please visit www.bluetrain.co.za to find out more.


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