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Embark on a thrilling African adventure, on board Silver Spirit’s luxury all-inclusive cruise exploring Namibia’s stunning natural beauty and exciting South African ports of call, paired with ‘Big Five’ game safaris and a classic railway journey.

Your once-in-a-lifetime African adventure starts in Cape Town, a captivating city; here, you’ll embark Silversea’s luxury Silver Spirit for an incredible 15-night, all-inclusive cruise, indulged with exquisite personal service, divine cuisine and unparalleled amenities.

After a day at sea, you’ll stop along Namibia’s southwest coast at Lüderitz, famed for its Germanic colonial architecture, followed by two days in Walvis Bay, a bustling port town that enchants with its resident wildlife. Settle in for two days of cruising before visiting South Africa’s beautiful Mossel Bay and joining a guided cave tour of a world-renowned archaeological site.

Following a relaxing sea day, enjoy a two-day port of call in South Africa’s second largest city, Durban, with ample time to explore the rich cultures and Indian Ocean beaches.  For the next two days, you’ll stop at Richards Bay, stunningly set beside a lagoon and close to Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, home to the planet’s largest white rhino population.  

After two final days at sea, disembark the Silver Spirit for two nights back in Cape Town, experiencing a marvellous Peninsula tour. Embark the luxurious Rovos Rail for 3-nights and a memorable train passage traversing the South African hinterland to Pretoria, with off-train experiences in Matjiesfontein and Kimberley. As a fitting finale, relish a 3-night lodge stay in breathtaking Pilanesberg National Park and exciting game drives tracking down Africa’s ‘Big Five.’

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The Silver Spirit Experience

Silversea’s luxury cruise ship, Silver Spirit, blends first class facilities with eight desirable dining venues and polished entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. 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. You’ll find personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise. Stretch out with the largest suites in the Silversea fleet and enjoy a lively, convivial atmosphere that caters to cosmopolitan travellers. And with an enviable staff-to-guest ratio, your every whim will be catered to during your unforgettable cruise.

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Zagara Spa

Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary with saunas, steam rooms and a wide range of invigorating therapies.

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Dining

With eight exquisite dining venues, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start.

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Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

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Welcome Aboard Rovos Rail

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world - class travel experiences. South Africa’s Rovos Rail travels between Cape Town and Pretoria, affording views of savannah grasslands and mountain vistas. Gourmet food complemented by fine South African wines, the bespoke train safaris through the heart of Africa combining magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of leisure travel.

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Dining

All meals are served in one sitting in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars. Enjoy fine china, crisp linen and silver.

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Suites

The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, offer every modern convenience and comfort with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard.

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Public Cars

With its open-air balcony, big picture windows, bar, sofas and booths, it has great mingling areas or quiet corners to while away the days.

Your 24 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

11 January 2024

Arriving in Cape Town, you’ll have a chance to explore this most cosmopolitan of cities

Whilst enjoying a nights stay at the Southern Sun Cullinan, why not explore the surrounding areas of this incredible city on a fascinating one-day Cape Peninsula tour? You’ll visit the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay, see sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and go to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens whose Boomslang Walkway snakes over the forest at tree-top level. At Hout Bay Harbour you can see a plethora of colourful marine life via a glass-bottomed boat.

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Day 2

12 January 2024

Board the luxury Silver Spirit in Cape Town for your all-inclusive South Africa cruise

Feeling more like a private club than a cruise ship, Silver Spirit’s intimate atmosphere welcomes you with open arms, with exquisite personal service and divine cuisine – as well as boutique hotel-quality service and unparalleled amenities during your sailing. So, all you have to do is sit back, relax and voyage away to the less-travelled destinations on your cruise.

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Day 3

13 January 2024

Relish the delectable cuisine on board Silver Spirit during your first day at sea

Whether you’re craving light nibbles, an atmospheric tapas or five-course meal in an elegant restaurant, Silver Spirit provides world-class dining for all your desires on board. Oh, and then there’s an array of drinks and cocktails to be partaken in in any number of overtly inviting bars.

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Day 4

14 January 2024

Partake in the inviting, Germanic vibration of Luderitz

Nestled in southwestern Nambia and renowned for German colonial architecture, you’ll find far too much to do in Lüderitz during your short stay. This includes visiting the art nouveau Goerke Haus which is built into the rock face on Diamond Hill. Then there’s nearby, Felsenkirche, a hilltop church with panoramic bay views stretching around to Robert Harbor. Not forgetting the Lüderitz Museum that has a number of exhibitions on the town’s diamond-mining past as well as local and natural history.

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Days 5 - 6

15 - 16 January 2024

Discover the flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns of Walvis Bay

Enjoy two days in the coastal town of Walvis Bay on the coast of Namibia, which, apart from featuring an intriguing abundance of wildlife – dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters – is far more than just a busy port.

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Days 7 - 8

17 - 18 January 2024

Settle in to two days at sea, where you'll have the chance to unwind amid assorted highlights on board

Whether it's catching up with a good book or sleep (or both), or merely dipping into some of the many divine entertainments on ship, your sea days are yours for both the taking and the enjoying - so don't miss out!

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Day 9

19 January 2024

Marvel at the extraordinary beauty of Mossel Bay

Discover Mossel Bay’s breath-taking views from the incredible cliffs at the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse. History buffs will love a guided cave tour at Point of Human Origins, a world-renowned archaeological site where first evidence of modern human behaviour was discovered, dating back 162,000 years.

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Day 10

20 January 2024

Following on from the discovery of human behaviour at Mossel Bay, take some time to reflect whilst at sea

Rich in luxurious design and alluring activities, Silver Spirit bequeaths its prized passengers with some of the most memorable and sparkling of activities. All for the taking. All for the re-living. These include the lively atmosphere of the Panorama Lounge, especially at sunset, as well as Tor's Observation lounge which is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. There’s also the Voices of Silversea who perform in the Venetian Lounge, along with the Silver Spirit Trio who play in Dolce Vita every night.

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Days 11 - 12

21 - 22 January 2024

Explore Durban’s melting pot of cultures and vast golden, Indian Ocean beaches

The second largest city in South Africa, Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province and is a veritable confluence of cultures - primarily Zulu, Indian and European. Topographically, one can admire the city’s backdrop of jagged mountain ranges, while physically losing oneself in the wide plant collections of Durban’s Botanic Gardens. Or why not pay a visit to vibrant Victoria Street’s market or a traditional Zulu homestead in the Valley of 1,000 Hills - where more than exciting dance shows have been known to take place.

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Days 13 - 14

23 - 24 January 2024

Arrive in Richards Bay, perched on a lagoon where the Mhlathuze River meets the Indian Ocean

Situated on a lagoon where the Mhlathuze River meets the Indian Ocean, this small town on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a place of great natural beauty. The Richards Bay Park is a haven for nature-lovers, or there are beaches to relax on with calm, warm seas. For the more adventurous, head to the nearby game reserve, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park. Surrounded by vast inland and mesmerizing mountains, this nature reserve homes the “Big Five” as well as the largest white rhino population on Earth.

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Days 15 - 16

25 - 26 January 2024

Where best to fully contemplate over three weeks of geographical provocation than onboard the Silver Spirit?

Spend your two days at sea kicking your feet up by the pool whilst sipping a cocktail or two, and float away on the ambience of sweet musicality (and that's just the lull of the waves).

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Days 17 - 18

27 - 28 January 2024

In captivating Cape Town, admire penguins, fur seals and dramatic ocean views

Disembarking the Silver Spirit, savour the fascinating city of Cape Town where you could head down to the Watershed, a buttercup-yellow building with near-endless souvenir ideas, or perhaps scale the lofty Table Mountain via cable car. Or escape the city and spend some time with the African penguins of Boulders Beach. This glorious sandy cove overlooking sapphire waters is home to a large colony of penguins that have no issue with you sharing their spot.

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Day 19

29 January 2024

Revel in the magic of the spectacular Rovos Rail as you’re whisked through South African hinterland

Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury on your journey to Petoria. After embarking you’ll have a chance to settle into your suite before joining fellow travellers in the lounge car or observation car. Later you’ll enjoy a formal dinner complemented by a selection of fine South African wines in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars.

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Days 20 - 21

30 - 31 January 2024

Glide on the enchanting Rovos Rail and enjoy an off-train experience in Matjiesfontein and Kimberley

Matjiesfontein, built in 1880, firmly holds on to its Victorian heritage, a little piece of Britishness within the western cape area of South Africa. A London bus will take you through the streets of this small isolated town lost in time. Have high tea in the Coffee House or a pint in the Laird’s Arms. Your onward train journey takes you through the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo, a semi-desert area, once an inland sea, before arriving in Kimberley. There you’ll find the world’s deepest man-made excavation, Big Hole, which used to attract prospectors from far and wide in search of precious diamonds. On a trip to the Diamond Mine Museum, you will see the ‘Eureka’ diamond, the largest uncut diamond in the world, unfortunately perhaps, from a secure distance.

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Day 22

1 February 2024

Prepare for an incredible safari experience at the Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg

Situated in the heart of the bush, in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers the perfect location for an unforgettable safari stay. Rooms are sumptuously decorated, boasting amazing views across the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Your stay at here will provide a fantastic opportunity to embark on exciting and unforgettable game drives and wildlife viewing.

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Days 23 - 24

2 - 3 February 2024

Enjoy unforgettable safaris on exciting game drives as you go in search of the Big Five

With daily morning and evening game drives available at the lodge, you’ll have the opportunity of searching for the Big Five in an open safari vehicle. Accompanied by a qualified guide, you’ll head into the wilderness seeking a pulsating encounter with a reclusive leopard or a pride of lions lazing in the sun. Return in the evening and enjoy an outdoor boma – an African-style dining experience – under the starlit African sky.

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Day 25

4 February 2024

Enjoy unforgettable safaris on exciting game drives as you go in search of the Big Five

With daily morning and evening game drives available at the lodge, you’ll have the opportunity of searching for the Big Five in an open safari vehicle. Accompanied by a qualified guide, you’ll head into the wilderness seeking a pulsating encounter with a reclusive leopard or a pride of lions lazing in the sun. Return in the evening and enjoy an outdoor boma – an African-style dining experience – under the starlit African sky.

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Your Hotel Stays

Southern Sun The Cullinan, Cape Town
★★★★

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

Bakubung Bush Lodge
★★★★

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

Touring Experience

Pilanesberg National Park Game Drive

Your stay at the Bakubung Bush Lodge will provide a fantastic opportunity to embark on an exciting and unforgettable game drive. Available twice daily and in the company of experienced game rangers who provide valuable information about some of Africa’s beautiful fauna and flora; you’ll enjoy close encounters with Africa’s untamed wildlife, namely, the majestic “Big Five”, comprising of elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhino.

Your Holiday Summary

 

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
  • Overnight stays in port in Walvis Bay, Durban and Richards Bay

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive luxury Rovos Rail journey from Cape Town to Pretoria with off train excursions

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star stay in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan or similar with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star full-board hotel stay in Pilanesberg National Park at the Bakubung Bush Lodge or similar

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Pilanesberg National Park Game Drives

All flights, taxes and transfers

Prices

24 Nights |  Departing 11 January 2024

Departing

Auckland

Vista

$17,499pp

Classic Veranda

$20,999pp

Superior Veranda

$21,999pp

Departing

Wellington

Vista

$17,799pp

Classic Veranda

$21,299pp

Superior Veranda

$22,299pp

Departing

Christchurch

Vista

$18,099pp

Classic Veranda

$21,599pp

Superior Veranda

$22,599pp