This is a dream holiday come true as it combines all the right ingredients – a luxury cruise on Cunard’s gracious Queen Victoria to Cape Town; a memorable Blue Train rail journey to discover some of Africa’s wonderment, culminating with a thrilling safari stay.
Your 30-night adventure kicks off in Singapore where you will immerse yourself in a cosmopolitan city brimming with a multitude of cultures, colonial gems and historic temples.
You will then board Queen Victoria for a wondrous and genteel voyage to Cape Town, calling at Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka; Port Louis in Mauritius and Port Elizabeth in Africa.
At Cape Town, you will relish a six-night stay at the world renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront at the Portswood Hotel to soak up the city’s delights before boarding the luxury Blue Train as it sweeps through some dramatic scenery of savannah grasslands to Pretoria before heading to Pilanesberg National Park to stay at the amazing Bakubung Bush Lodge. The lodge is set in a huge crater of an extinct volcano where you will be able to spot the Big Five with two game drives a day.
Imagine Holidays has crafted a wonderful 30-night holiday, departing on 25 March 2024 with prices starting from $10,999pp for an inside cabin. The all-inclusive luxury rail journey is limited to 50 spaces.
To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.
The regal Queen Victoria upholds the fine tradition of a luxury line with its trademark black-and-red livery, sleek modern design with a style of service that dates back to the golden age of cruising. From her plush, elegantly decorated public space, her sumptuous dining rooms to her spacious and luxurious cabins, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dazzling stage performances, live entertainment, black-tie, gala dinners to wide-ranging activities on board. Make sure you experience Cunard’s refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters and dance the night away at the grand surrounds of the Queen’s Ballroom.
Dining onboard Queen Victoria is heralded as one of the best at sea from old favourites such as the Britannia Restaurant, Lotus for inspired Asian cuisine and Smokehouse for its American-influenced menu.
When the ship calls at Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, known in the 19th century as the Garden City of the East, you will stroll past colonial buildings in the Fort district to contemporary and cutting-edge restaurants, galleries and museums in the city centre.
At Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, there’s something for every tourist – birdwatchers can head for the Casela Bird Park, water enthusiasts to the island’s gorgeous beaches, history buffs to the Blue Penny Museum and shopaholics to the local markets and shops.
At Port Elizabeth, also known as the Friendly City in Africa, stroll down the European-style town square, home to several museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Make sure you make a beeline for Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse for some fabulous views of the city.
When you disembark at Cape Town, South Africa’s favourite city, you will have the chance to take in the splendours of Table Mountains, fabulous beaches and quirky shops in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
South Africa’s iconic Blue Train rail journey will be a train ride to cherish as you will travel in style and elegance with an opulent marble bathroom in your private cabin to Cordon Bleu-style dining using the finest ingredients. Even the fine wine is served in delicate crystal glasses.
When you arrive at Pretoria, known as the Jacaranda City, this is the best place to see grand architecture and town squares as well as statement monuments fringed with immaculately landscaped gardens.
Next up, is your three-night safari stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park, a place of striking beauty and home to abundant wildlife including the Big Five. You will go for daily bush walks and game drives conducted by experienced rangers and game trackers who are only too willing to share their knowledge of the elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.
Your unforgettable holiday ends here when you transfer to the airport for your flight home filled with wonderful memories you can’t wait to share with family and friends.
Your holiday includes:
All-inclusive Rail Journey
- 2 night, all-inclusive luxury Blue Train journey from Cape Town to Pretoria with an off-train excursion.
- 17 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria
- Overnight in Cape Town port
Fully Escorted Tours
- Cape Peninsula tour
- Pilanesberg National Park game drives
- 1 night four-star hotel stay JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La with breakfast
- 6 night four-star stay in Cape Town at The Portswood Hotel with breakfast
- 1 night four-star hotel stay in Pretoria at the Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® with breakfast
- 3 night four-star hotel stay in Pilanesberg National Park at the Bakubung Bush Lodge with breakfast, lunch and dinner
All flights, taxes and transfers.