All-Inclusive Silversea South Africa Voyage & Luxury Rovos Rail

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 21 January 2025 - 27 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Silver Spirit
  • Duration 27 - 29 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jan 2025 - Feb 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code AFR2222

COMPLIMENTARY THREE-NIGHT SAFARI GAME DRIVES

Just launched for 2025

Embark on a luxury all-inclusive Silversea voyage, savour an opulent Rovos Rail journey, and seek out Africa’s Big Five+ on this luxury holiday.

Following an overnight in Cape Town, you’ll join Silver Spirit for a beautiful round-trip  voyage. On board, you’ll enter Namibia through Lüderitz and admire native wildlife in Walvis Bay and Port Elizabeth, before exploring a melting pot of cultures with calls in East London and Durban.

Disembarking back in Cape Town, you’ll spend three wonderful nights here before joining the iconic Rovos Rail. Relish exquisite service, luxury accommodation, fine dining, and off-train excursions on the classic journey to Pretoria. Venture into Pilanesberg National Park for your three-night safari escape. Here, you’ll join adrenaline-inducing twice-daily guided game drives in search of Africa’s world-famous Big Five+.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

All-Inclusive Cruise

15 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Spirit

Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*

Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board

In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites

All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits

Overnights in port in Walvis Bay and Port Elizabeth

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

3 night all-inclusive luxury Rovos Rail journey from Cape Town to Pretoria in a Pullman cabin with off train excursions

Hotel Stays

4 night four-star hotel stay in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan with breakfast

3 night five-star hotel stay in Pilanesberg at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge with breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fully Escorted Tour

Pilanesberg National Park Game Drives+

All Flights, Taxes and Transfers

Auckland departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
+Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
*Offer includes one excursion per guest, per port/day. Additional excursions available at an extra charge.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Cape Town

Your holiday begins as you fly from New Zealand to your destination.

Day 2
Cape Town: Hotel Stay

With its iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore historical Robben Island, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or indulge the Cape Winelands’ world-class wines.

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 3
Cape Town: Embark Ship

Today, you’ll embark the luxurious Silver Spirit for your spellbinding voyage. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved health and fitness centre, and larger pool deck, Silver Spirit guarantees world-famous standards of service.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Lüderitz

Journey to Lüderitz, Namibia’s coastal gem. Immerse in its rich history, German influence, and stunning landscapes. Let the vibrant allure of the South Atlantic captivate you in this spellbinding destination of wanderlust.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Days 6 - 7
Walvis Bay: Overnight in Port

Escape to the coastal paradise of Walvis Bay. Embrace stunning landscapes, from serene lagoons to towering dunes. Explore diverse marine life and relish the tranquility of this Namibian gem.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Days 8 - 9
Relax At Sea
Days 10 - 11
Gqeberha (ex Port Elizabeth): Overnight in Port

Discover Gqeberha’s golden beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in thrilling wildlife encounters and create lifelong memories in this captivating South African city.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Day 12
East London

Embrace the vibrant energy of East London, a melting pot of culture and creativity. From trendy markets to cutting-edge art scenes, this dynamic district invites you to explore its eclectic streets and immerse yourself in its pulsating rhythm.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Richards Bay

Explore Richards Bay, South Africa’s coastal gem. Discover golden beaches, mesmerising wetlands, and breathtaking wildlife encounters. Let its natural wonders and vibrant culture rejuvenate your soul and ignite your sense of adventure.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Day 15
Durban

Durban, South Africa’s coastal gem, boasts golden beaches and a melting pot of cultures. From vibrant markets to historical sites, it offers a lively fusion of urban energy and Indian Ocean beauty.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Silver Spirit

Days 16 - 17
Relax At Sea
Days 18 - 20
Cape Town: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Disembark in Cape Town for a three-night hotel stay. For a real sense of this city, hop on a cable car to Table Mountain’s summit, or head to bohemian Long Street, where you’ll find a variety of cosy stores and culturally diverse restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Southern Sun The Cullinan

Day 21
Cape Town: Board Rovos Rail

Board the Rovos Rail for your journey to Pretoria, travelling across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand, the vast wilderness of the Karoo and the scenic winelands of the Cape.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 22
Matjiesfontein

Wind your way through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert, before disembarking at Whitehill Siding and walking to Matjiesfontein. Enjoy an off-train excursion in the historic village, with its collection of vintage cars and railway carriages.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 23
Kimberley

Stop for a tour of the Kimberley Mine Museum and the Big Hole. It’s a place where up to 50,000 miners once toiled with little more than picks and shovels in their arduous search for the precious gemstone.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Rovos Rail

Day 24
Pretoria: Alight the Rovos Rail & Pilanesberg National Park Hotel Stay

Disembarking in Pretoria, more excitement awaits at Pilanesberg National Park, home to abundant wildlife and bird species. During your three-night stay, you’ll join twice-daily game drives, a thrilling way to experience the incredible African wilderness and wildlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Days 25 - 26
Pilanesberg: Tour & Hotel Stay

More excitement awaits at Pilanesberg National Park, home to abundant wildlife and bird species. During your three-night stay, you’ll join twice-daily game drives, a thrilling way to experience the incredible African wilderness and wildlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Days 27 - 28
Johannesburg: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Pilanesberg National Park
Stay in Pilanesberg National Park for thrilling daily game drives with expert rangers. Encounter Africa's "Big Five" – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Explore stunning fauna and flora on unforgettable adventures.
Lüderitz
Enjoy your choice of shore excursions in the scorched desert surroundings of Lüderitz, known for its gangs of playful penguins, pink flamingos and leaping dolphins. You could explore the ghost town of Kolmanskop or go on a walking exploration of windswept Lüderitz town. Alternatively, hike to the the stunning views at Sturmvogelbucht.
Port Elizabeth
Immerse yourself in Port Elizabeth’s varied nature reserves. During a night in port, you could take a cruise to Penguin Island or delve into the rhino conservation efforts of Kariega Private Game Reserve. In Amakhala Private Game Reserve, search out lio...
Pilanesberg National Park
Stay in Pilanesberg National Park for thrilling daily game drives with expert rangers. Encounter Africa's "Big Five" – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Explore stunning fauna and flora on unforgettable adventures.
Lüderitz
Enjoy your choice of shore excursions in the scorched desert surroundings of Lüderitz, known for its gangs of playful penguins, pink flamingos and leaping dolphins. You could explore the ghost town of Kolmanskop or go on a walking exploration of windswept Lüderitz town. Alternatively, hike to the the stunning views at Sturmvogelbucht.
Port Elizabeth
Immerse yourself in Port Elizabeth’s varied nature reserves. During a night in port, you could take a cruise to Penguin Island or delve into the rhino conservation efforts of Kariega Private Game Reserve. In Amakhala Private Game Reserve, search out lio...

Silver Spirit

Silver Spirit has been completely refurbished to create extra space and exciting new features that offer an even more luxurious experience at sea. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved fitness centre, a larger pool deck, together with Silversea’s world-famous standards of service, you’re guaranteed the cruise of a lifetime on Silver Spirit.

With one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the business, the grand Silver Spirit, offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available.

While on board you could discover exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, meet new friends at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. Stretch out with the largest suites in the Silversea fleet and enjoy a lively, convivial atmosphere that caters to cosmopolitan travellers.

  • Occupancy 608
  • Tonnage 39,519 tons
  • Length 692 ft (211.00 m)

Life on board Silver Spirit

Delicious dining, fascinating enrichment activities and an award-winning spa, Silversea ensures that your happiness is guaranteed from the very first moment you step on board.

dining

Featuring eight dining options, including the line’s signature restaurants Spaccanapoli – reflecting Silversea’s Italian heritage, and La Dame – the epitome of French fine dining, there’s plenty to delight all palates.

  • The Grill
  • Seishin
  • Silver Note
  • La Terrazza
  • La Dame
  • Indochine
  • Atlantide
  • Spaccanapoli

Bars & Lounges

  • Connoisseur’s Corner
  • Dolce Vita
  • Panorama Lounge

Facilities

Marvel at the superb exhibitions in the Arts Café or browse the luxury boutique, enjoy a dip in the pool, relax in one of the whirlpools or take part in fitness classes.

  • Zagara Beauty Salon
  • Card Room
  • Boutique
  • Pool Deck & Jacuzzi Area
  • Arts Café
  • Observation Library
  • Zagara Beauty Spa
  • Fitness Centre

entertainment

From full-scale theatre productions to feature films and dazzling cabaret performances, entertainment is traditional and elegant.

  • Venetian Lounge
  • Casino

Rovos Rail

Crossing Africa’s most iconic landscapes in elegant style, this wonderful train and its beautifully restored carriages travel between Pretoria and Cape Town, the wide deserts of Namibia and the powerful tumbling morass of Victoria Falls, the vast plains of the Great Karoo and the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal.

During the journey you’ll enjoy excursions, game drives and guided tours by historians to further illuminate your journey, as well as bush lunches and suppers under a million-tog duvet of African stars. The fleet of locomotives is rich in history, with even the oldest and smallest engine, called Tiffany, still seeing occasional use. Each carriage, cabin, kitchen car and locomotive has been painstakingly restored, and Rovos Rail now operate four trains across its fabulous choice of journeys.

Life on board Rovos Rail

Travelling on board a Rovos Rail service is like stepping back in time, while keeping the most comfortable technological additions of the 21st century with you.

Carriages

Each train is generally made up of a club lounge, an observation car with vast windows and an open-air platform for enjoying the views, two dining cars and 36 spacious cabin suites, with further upgraded accommodation available. The stunning Edwardian-era carriages have been painstakingly restored to showcase their elegant period details, while adding all the modern comforts that today’s travellers desire on cross-continental journeys. Put simply, it feels like stepping back into a bygone era, but with discreet luxury touches.

Even more beautiful are the pre-1940s dining cars, which were also restored into service with the addition of button-trimmed leather seats, wooden marquetry and other added embellishments. When the train was expanded from 42 to 72 guests, the addition of a lounge car provided a convivial space to come together and share stories of the day’s adventures over fine beverages. Today, the lounge cars still have comfortable wingback chairs and deep sofas for prime afternoon snoozing, and a small gift shop. Some of the train windows can be opened to let in the sights, sounds and smells of Africa in.

Food

All meals on board are served over one sitting in the dining cars; it’s a sociable time of the day when all the guests come together to celebrate the diversity of dining across the continent, sampling delicious cuisine complemented by fine South African wines. A fleet of experienced chefs is tasked with creating innovative and beautifully presented meals for the maximum of 72 guests on board, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients including speciality game.

Breakfast is a leisurely affair and served until 10am, with lunch at 1pm, afternoon tea served in the late afternoon and your formal dinner service at 7.30pm. The bar service runs until 1am, but you might want to get an early night if you’re taking a game drive the following day. What’s certain on board Rovos Rail journeys is that you’ll never go hungry. That, and that every lunch and dinner service is announced with the sounding of a gong.

Suites

The suites on board offer one of the highest space-per-guest rations of any luxury cruise accommodation, plus cruising on an all-inclusive basis means that everything is taken care of.

Vista Suite Prices from $17,999pp

Silversea Silver Spirit Vista Suite
Silversea Silver Spirit Vista Suite

The Vista Suite boasts a generous expanse of interior comforts – elegant décor, a stunning marble en-suite bathroom and ample seating. Accompanied by a large picture window, it’s the perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Down duvets
  • Pillow Menu
  • Luxury bath amenities
  • Plush bathrobes & slippers
  • Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate wet room with shower seat
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • One 40” / 102 cm flat-screen HD TV
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Large picture window
  • Sitting area
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
Cruise Code: AFR2222
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Alternative Departure Dates
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29 nights
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Classic Veranda Suite Prices from $19,999pp

Silversea Silver Spirit Veranda Suite
Silversea Silver Spirit Veranda Suite
Silversea Silver Spirit Veranda Suite

The suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda. Enjoy sumptuous comfort and attention to detail – both inside and out.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Down duvets
  • Pillow Menu
  • Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath
  • Luxury bath amenities
  • Plush bathrobes & slippers
  • One 40” / 102 cm flat-screen HD TV
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Champagne on arrival
Cruise Code: AFR2222
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
25 January 2025
25 Jan 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay, Pilanesberg: Tour & Hotel Stay, Pretor...
Fr From $23,999pp
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05 Feb 2025
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Fr From $21,999pp

Superior Veranda Suite Prices from $20,999pp

Holding an incredible location on the upper deck, you can enjoy majestic sunset views. This spectacular space covers all the features and comforts synonymous with Silversea, making it a cosy home from home.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Queen size bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath
  • Plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities & slippers
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass door
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • One large flat screen TV
  • Champagne on arrival
Cruise Code: AFR2222
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
25 January 2025
25 Jan 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay, Pilanesberg: Tour & Hotel Stay, Pretor...
Fr From $24,999pp
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05 Feb 2025
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Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Embark Ship, Lüderitz, Walvis Ba...
Fr From $22,999pp

Deluxe Veranda Suite Prices from $21,999pp

This charming and opulent suite offers a comfortable living space, close to the heart of the ship. Unwind in the sitting area or enjoy the romantic views of the setting sun from your private veranda.

  • Dedicated butler
  • Queen size bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Marbled bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath
  • Plush bathrobes, luxury bath amenities & slippers
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Sitting area
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass door
  • Unlimited Standard Wifi
  • One large flat screen TV
  • Champagne on arrival
Cruise Code: AFR2222
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
25 January 2025
25 Jan 2025
29 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, Johannesburg: Hotel Stay, Pilanesberg: Tour & Hotel Stay, Pretor...
Fr From $25,999pp
05 February 2025
05 Feb 2025
28 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Cape Town, Cape Town: Hotel Stay, Cape Town: Embark Ship, Lüderitz, Walvis Ba...
Fr From $23,999pp

Your Hotel Stays

Cape Town

Included Hotel

Southern Sun The Cullinan (Or Similar)

With a hotel stay at Southern Sun The Cullinan, you’ll enjoy a perfectly located hotel with amazing amenities. After a sumptuous meal in the Peach Tree, you could then relax with a chilled cocktail in hand at the Stella Cafe & Bar. During the day, the Mangwanani Boutique Spa provides muscle-melting massages in which to re-energise and enjoy your incredible holiday further.

Pilanesberg

Included Hotel

Ivory Tree Game Lodge (Or Similar)

The five-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a safari experience all with modern amenities for a home away from home. Situated in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, the Ivory Tree Lodge is the perfect location for a monumental safari experience. Rooms are tastefully decorated with African décor and offer spectacular views of the three concentric rings of hills across the Pilanesberg reserve.

Ivory Tree Lodge’s Amani Spa has been the Winner of 4 prestigious awards since its inception in 2006.

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