Monday, July 27, 2009

Get a luxury train to the Greater Kruger Park.

The launch of the luxury Premier Classe's Johannesburg to Hoedspruit rail service has been touted as the "most cost-effective" way for a family to get to Hoedspruit at only R850 per person one way.
Initially only running once a week, with plans to increase the service to thrice weekly, The service begins on July 9 leaving Park Station on a Thursday evening and arriving mid-morning on Friday in Hoedspruit where you will be met and with in 20 minutes you will be in a private game reserve. It returns on the Sunday evening, arriving back in Johannesburg on the Monday morning.
The Premier Classe train can cater for up to 76 passengers. Facilities include two dining cars seating up to 38 each, a lounge car offering the ultimate after-meal venue with complimentary tea and coffee, or beverages from a cash bar.
The cabins are spacious, with a selection accommodating from one to four guests. An internal telephone is available in the rooms should guests want to order refreshments. The train will be fitted with spa and wellness facilities.
Inbound international tourists, who arrive at OR Tambo International in the afternoon, can head off immediately on their journey, saving a night's accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria and getting their holiday experience under way.

Fly from Kruger to Livingstone

Airlink has confirmed that it will operate a new route from Kruger to Livingstone (Zambia) from the 17th August 2009, initially on Mondays, Wednesdats & Fridays, with the intention of growing the frequency to suit demans.

The new route will allow travelers to enjoy the convenience of a direct flight between two of Africa’s most sought after destinations, and will save our guests a night's accommodation in Johannesburg as you will not need to get the early morning flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone. Travellers will be able to enjoy a game drive and breakfast at the bush lodge before travelling to Livingstone and on the same day enjoy an evening sunset cruise on the Zambezi. After your stay at Victoria Falls you can return diractly back to Johannesburg.
Or you can visit the falls in the morning and be in a luxury lodge in the Kruger in time for diner.
The flight will depart Nelspruit at 11h55 and arrive in Livingstone at 13h50. The return flight will depart Livingstone at 14h20 and arrive in Nelspruit at 16h45.