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Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge

Kruger Bridge Safari & Western Cape Adventure

13-day tailor-made holiday from £6,325 pp incl. flights


Short description

World-class game viewing, award-winning lodges and epic landscapes


  • Stay in a luxury converted train on the bridge above the Sabie River
  • Experience all-inclusive Big Five safaris in Kruger
  • Spot whales off the coast of Hermanus between July and October
  • Sample the renowned wine of Steenberg's vineyards
  • Explore Cape Town's iconic sights

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Kruger National Park
  • 3 Nights Western Cape
  • 4 Nights Constantia Valley


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Eco-tourism | Food & wine | Natural world | Safari | Wildlife

A once-in-a-lifetime South African adventure awaits. Combine the best of the Western Cape's award-winning wine and gastronomy with world-class hotels and a unique Big Five Kruger safari. Start as you mean to go on as you find yourself in the most enviable location in Kruger National Park, majestically overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Sabie River from your unprecedented state-of-the-art safari lodge. Contrast this with the bustling west coast, where outstanding lodges will play host to a range of included excursions from wine tasting and guided bush walks to horse riding and city sights. This is quite simply an unmissable experience.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Begin your holiday with a complimentary airport lounge, before your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2
Kruger Shalati – Kruger National Park

Arriving in Johannesburg this morning, connect to your onward flight to Skukuza airport, your gateway to Kruger. Following a short transfer, you will arrive at one of the most unique and highly anticipated and opulent hotels in South Africa. Kruger Shalati hosts a luxurious converted train permanently stationed on the historical Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, offering the most exclusive setting within this iconic national park. Settle into your distinct carriage suite, complete with authentic design and glass walls allowing for infinite views along the length of the river.

Stay: Kruger Shalati, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Meals: L D

Days 3-4
Kruger Shalati – Kruger National Park

As one of South Africa’s most famous national parks, Kruger provides prime game viewing opportunities in one of the country’s richest, most biodiverse regions. Indeed, with its favourable spot deep in wildlife territory, the next couple of days bring forth a one-of-a-kind adventure centred around twice-daily included game drives, allowing you the chance to go out in search of the rich wildlife of the area. Back at the hotel, an all-inclusive stay means a choice of restaurants, featuring everything from afternoon tea to world-class African cuisine. But, it’s not just the gastronomic delights which make for an inclusive stay. On the bridge, high above the riverbank lies an overhanging pool, inviting you to impossibly scenic panoramas of the divine wilderness, a perfect spot to relish a quiet moment with a glass of wine and enjoy thirsty animals meandering down to the flowing river just metres below. Drawing the likes of hippos, crocodiles, and of course the Big Five, if you’re lucky you may even hear the howls of wildlife passing underneath the bridge after sunset and into the night.

Stay: Kruger Shalati, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Meals: B L D

Days 5-7
Western Cape

Following breakfast this morning, transfer back to Skukuza airport and fly onwards to Cape Town for the next leg of your adventure. Upon arrival, an included transfer will whisk you away from the city lights towards your luxurious eco-lodge, hidden among an ancient Milkwood forest along the Hermanus coast. Settle into the warm vibrant surroundings, enjoying the impressive panoramic views of the shrubland and the ocean beyond. Over the next three days, explore the surrounding nature reserve through a variety of included excursions. As well as included bird-watching and coastal drives, discover the fynbos and forests through guided walks, or perhaps head to the pristine white sand beach for a more leisurely trot on horseback. Be sure to take advantage of included land-based whale-watching opportunities, particularly during peak season from July to December where sightings are more common. What’s more, you’ll enjoy the full complement of meals served in the beautifully intimate restaurant, charming wine cellar or magical outdoor boma throughout.

Stay: Grootbos, Hermanus, Whale Coast (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-11
Constantia Valley

After breakfast, your private transfer will take you across the coast to Constantia Valley, on the outskirts of Cape Town where your charming spa hotel awaits. Situated on a historic wine farm with serene gardens and dazzling views, your next few days will be spent enjoying life’s finer pleasures. As well as sampling the local produce on a complimentary Constantia wine tour, you’ll head to Cape Town to discover the city's sights, with an included cable car trip. We have also included an immersive Cape Peninsula tour, allowing you to explore the region in depth. After a day of discovery, complimentary shuttle transfers will take you back to your luxury sanctuary where you can opt for some spa pampering or a dip in the secluded pool.

Stay: Steenberg Hotel & Spa, Cape Town (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 12-13
Depart for UK

After a delicious last breakfast, say farewell to the rainbow nation in comfort with a private transfer back to Cape Town airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

13-day tailor-made holiday
from £6,325 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £6,325 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,860 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return international flights from London to Johannesburg and Cape Town to London
  • Domestic flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza and Skukuza and Cape Town
  • Airport meet & greet
  • Private transfers in the Western Cape and shared transfers at Kruger National Park
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Carriage at the 5* (Deluxe) Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge, on a full-board basis (incl. sof drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers)
  • Twice-daily game drives in Kruger National Park while on safari
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Garden Lodge room at the 5* (Deluxe) Grootbos lodge, on a full-board basis with 5-course dinner and incl. soft drinks, tea/coffee, minibar; activities such as horseback riding, hikes, coastal drives, bird-watching and whale-watching (in season)
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 5* (Deluxe) Steenberg hotel on a B&B basis
  • Private touring including to Cape Town and Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula and Constantia Wine Valley 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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