The wonders of South Africa have always attracted travellers from all over the world. Now you can take in a stupendous safari with brilliant beaches, magnificent mountains and cool cities on a lavish rail and sea journey from Cape Town to Perth in 2024.

Your super-luxe Blue Train experience in South Africa with private safari is paired with a 16-night sophisticated cruise on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 which will showcase the best of what South Africa, Reunion Island and Mauritius have to offer on land and at sea.

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Magnificent lion in South Africa

Imagine Holidays has crafted an exclusive 24-night, land-and-sea adventure departing 24 January 2024 with prices starting from $10,999pp – limited to only 25 cabins.

To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.

Your once-in-a-lifetime-holiday starts when you fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town for an overnight stay in a hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the remarkable Table Mountain.

You will then board the luxury Blue Train which has played host to Nelson Mandela and cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan as it makes its way through the savannah grasslands to Pretoria where you will transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park for a three-night stay at the huge crater of a long-extinct volcano. Here you will join daily bush walks and game drives to experience South Africa incredible wilderness and track down the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhino – in an open-top safari vehicle. After spotting the reclusive leopard, majestic rhino and a herd of elephants, you will dine African-style under a star-lit sky.

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Fine dining with butler service onboard the Blue Train

You will then return to Cape Town for a two-night stay to explore the bustling city before boarding Queen Mary 2 for her epic journey to Perth.

From here, you will sail to sunny Durban where you can take great delight experiencing the mix of Zulu, Indian and European cultures, before the ship makes its way to Le Port on Reunion Island where you can get lost wandering the beautiful landscape brimming with stunning waterfalls and craggy cliffs. You can hike to the Piton des Neiges, swim in the turquoise lagoons and tuck into Creole, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

At your next stop at St Louis, Mauritius, you will be blown away by its pearl-white sandy beaches and colourful reefs – perfect for snorkelers and swimmers.

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is endowed with the very latest in entertainment and facilities as it radiates charm and opulence of cruising’s Golden Era.

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Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

You can dine in style from classic British and French at Britannia, the Grills for the best steak and afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches and English scones served by white-gloved waiters. After dinner, you can watch a Broadway show at the Royal Court or take a twirl on the dance floor.

There are also lots of activities onboard from visiting the planetarium, playing deck games, fencing, cooking demonstrations or simply relaxing at Mareel Spa.

When the cruise arrives at the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, it is a birdwatchers as well as a shopping paradise. For the more active at heart, you can head straight for the island’s many beaches.

When you arrive at your final destination in Perth, you will disembark armed with wonderful memories to share with friends and family.

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Cape Town

Here’s your holiday summary:

All-inclusive Rail Journey

  • Two nights, all inclusive luxury Blue Train journey from Cape Town to Pretoria with an off-train excursion


  • A 16-night full-board cruise on board Queen Mary 2

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Pilanesberg National Park game drives

Hotel stays

  • Three night four-star stay in Cape Town at the Portswood Hotel or similar with breakfast
  • Three night four star hotel stay in Pilanesberg National Park at the Bakubung Bush Lodge or similar with breakfast, lunch and dinner

All flights, taxes and transfers

To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.