Cape Town to Cape Town Africa & Indian Ocean Cruise

Southern Africa is a fascinating cultural mélange as well as being a captivatingly wild place. On this journey, experience the barren beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the cosmopolitan aura of Cape Town. Game drives through the wilderness of South Africa—where you may spot everything from giraffes to rhinos—will make your pulse race, while the idyllic beauty of the Garden Route will soothe you.
 
Duration
14
Days
 
Departure
Dec 21
2016
All inclusive package From
US$ 12,800
(per guest)
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Silver Cloud
  • Voyage 1637
Featured Exclusive Offers / Programmes:

All-inclusive package: All-Inclusive package includes FREE Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, Airfare and Transfers*, Pre-Cruise Hotel or Safari

Fare Guarantee Program: When you plan ahead and book early, you will benefit from any future reduction in the voyage fare, upon request

Included in the cruise fare

  • FREE Shore Excursions
  • FREE WiFi
  • Included Airfare and Transfers*
  • Included Pre-Cruise Hotel or Safari
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturer and/or destination consultant
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship; unlimited in select suite categories
  • Business Class Air* Upgrade savings available

Cruise itinerary

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Select your suite and request a quote

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite 587 ft² / 55m² 240 ft² / 22m² including veranda Deck 7

Fares from
Waitlist

DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 587 ft² / 55m² 240 ft² / 22m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 827 ft² / 77m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

The name says it all. A stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated below) by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

Fares from WAITLIST

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  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional large picture window
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with full-sized tub and separate shower; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

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NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
SUITE LOCATION FARES (PER GUEST) SELECT YOUR SUITE
Owner's 1 VIEW DECK WAITLIST
Owner's 2 VIEW DECK WAITLIST
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Grand Suite

Grand Suite 1,019 ft² / 95m² including veranda Deck 7

All inclusive package From
US$ 32,700
per guest

DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 1,019 ft² / 95m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,314 ft² / 122m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

All inclusive package From US$ 32,700 (per guest)

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  • Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized whirlpool tub; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
SUITE LOCATION FARES (PER GUEST) SELECT YOUR SUITE
Grand 1 VIEW DECK WAITLIST
Grand 2 VIEW DECK US$ 32,700
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Royal Suite

Royal Suite 736 ft² / 69m² including veranda Deck 6

All inclusive package From
US$ 31,700
per guest

DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 736 ft² / 69m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

All inclusive package From US$ 31,700 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
SUITE LOCATION FARES (PER GUEST) SELECT YOUR SUITE
Royal 1 VIEW DECK WAITLIST
Royal 2 VIEW DECK US$ 31,700
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Silver Suite

Silver Suite 541 ft² / 50m² Including veranda Deck 5/6

All inclusive package From
US$ 25,600
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 541 ft² / 50m² Including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

All inclusive package From US$ 25,600 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
  • Complimentary Laundry
Suite plan
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Midship Veranda Suite

Midship Veranda Suite 295 ft² / 27m² including veranda Deck 5/6/7

All inclusive package From
US$ 15,200
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 295 ft² / 27m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

The Midship Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Midship Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite. No top cruise line would be complete without such a luxury.

All inclusive package From US$ 15,200 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower only or shower/bathtub combination
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk with Personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda Deck 5/6/7

All inclusive package From
US$ 14,800
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.

All inclusive package From US$ 14,800 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
Suite plan
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Vista Suite

Vista Suite 240 ft² / 22m² Deck 4/5

All inclusive package From
US$ 12,800
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 240 ft² / 22m²

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.  

All inclusive package From US$ 12,800 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
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Silver Cloud

Spacious yet intimate, designed to cross oceans and yet able to slip up rivers and into hidden harbours with ease, the yacht-like Silver Cloud carries just 296 guests in incomparable comfort and style. Combining spacious ocean-view suites and private verandas with stunning dining and entertainment options, our inaugural ship launched a new ocean standard and continues to epitomize Silversea’s vision of world-class cruise accommodations, service and amenities. Join us and come home to warmth and welcome anywhere in the world desire takes you.

Guests: 296
Crew: 222
Length: 514.14 Feet / 156.7 Meters

Suites

"Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite. "

Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated below) by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

Grand Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living.

Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Royal Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Silver Suite

Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship.
Perfection in design for comfortable living.

Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

Midship Veranda Suite

The Midship Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone.

The Midship Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

No top cruise line would be complete without such a luxury.

Veranda Suite

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone.

Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.

 

Shore excursions provide the highlight of any cruise and allow you to gather a 360° vision of your destination. You may also make your own bespoke arrangements with the Silver Shore Concierge at least two weeks prior to sailing.

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Cape Town
Cape Town
Wednesday 21 Dec
4NT PRE-CRUISE: NGALA WILDLIFE SAFARI Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.  As one of the first concessions to…

Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.  As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With luxury facilities, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway.

Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their flights to arrive into Johannesburg, South Africa

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival in Johannesburg you are met by the local Silversea representative, and assisted with your transfer to the charming suburb of Sandton.  Check-in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.  All meals today are on your own account.

Please note that the hotel check-in time is 2:00pm.  If your flight arrives early in the morning, you might consider reserving an additional night to guarantee immediate occupancy upon check-in.

Overnight at the Michelangelo Hotel

  

DAY 2 – JOHANNESBURG / HOEDSPRUIT / NGALA

Following breakfast this morning, return to the airport to begin your safari adventure.  You should be prepared to take all of your luggage (safari luggage as well as the balance of your baggage) for the airport.  At Johannesburg Airport you are met and your excess luggage pieces can be stored there. A maximum of 1 piece of luggage per person may be stored at the storage facilities at Johannesburg Airport, and only 1 bag weighing no more than 44 lbs (20 kg) can travel with you on safari.  Once finished with this task, you are directed to your connecting flight onward to Hoedspruit.    

On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, a Ngala Tented Camp representative is waiting to meet and transfer you by road to your camp (approx. 50 minute transfer time).

Ngala Tented Camp is situated in Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. With its name meaning lion in Shangaan, the local language, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve.

Ngala Tented Camp is renowned for sophisticated tented accommodation set within the tranquil bush.  It comprises nine luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with outdoor showers, baths mounted on rough-hewn wooden bases, overhead fans, air conditioning and private wooden decks.

After some time to freshen up in your room, embark on an afternoon sunset game drive in the company of a qualified Game Ranger and Tracker.

Return to camp for a delicious dinner.

Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp

DAY 3 – NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Spend the day at Ngala Tented Camp, enjoying delicious cuisine and embarking on early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall as well as the option of interpretive bush walks.

Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares of game-rich wilderness. The reserve offers an intimate African wildlife experience, with game drives led by expert ranger and tracker teams. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings, while walking safaris and bush walks are also offered.

The camp is also home to a contoured lap pool as well as a massage sala overlooking the river (treatments at an additional cost).

Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp

DAY 4 – NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE / JOHANNESBURG

Enjoy one last morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast and time to gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities.

Depart the camp and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport.  Check in and board your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, the local representative is on hand to greet you and assist with collecting  your stored luggage.  Continue to the main terminal and check-in for your connecting flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport  a local guide is waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  Dinner this evening is on your own account.

Overnight at Victoria & Alfred Hotel

DAY 5 – CAPE TOWN EMBARKATION

Enjoy  a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.  In the late morning, the local Silversea representative is available to assist with your transfer to the pier.     Bon Voyage!

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

·        One night stay in a Superior Luxury Room at the Michelangelo Hotel – Johannesburg, S. Africa

·        Two night’s stay in a Luxury Tent at the Ngala Tented Camp

·        One night stay in a Mountain Facing room at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Cape Town, S. Africa

·        Economy-Class flights: Johannesburg / Hoedspruit / Johannesburg / Cape Town – upgrades to Business Class are not available on flights to or from the bush

·        Meals:  Daily breakfast; two lunches and two dinners

·        Escorted game drives / tours as described

·        Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

Day 2 – Johannesburg / Hoedspruit – approximately 1 hour

Day 4 – Hoedspruit / Johannesburg – approximately 1 hour

Day 4 – Johannesburg / Cape Town – approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes

Please note we allow 2 hours for check-in on regional/international flights and at least 1 hour for domestic flights.

Luggage Information:

Due to limited luggage space on flights to safari camps, guests are limited to one bag (44 lbs. / 20 kg.) for the safari portion of this tour.  Please note that weight restrictions are imposed for your safety and are strictly enforced.  The balance of your cruise luggage will be stored in Johannesburg and returned to you when you transit Johannesburg Airport on your way to Cape Town.  Excess baggage fees are charged by the airline, and are the responsibility of the guest.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Health:

Emergency first aid is available at the safari camp.  We advise all guests to travel with a comprehensive insurance policy.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for ‘bumpy’ rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3NT PRE-CRUISE: SANBONA SAFARI Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa's Little Karoo. Sanbona,…

Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Sanbona, often referred to as the ‘Arizona of Southern Africa’ and the spirit of the San people, invites you to stay and explore a special wilderness sanctuary call Dwyka Tented Camp, offering five star accommodation surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland and many more.

Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their flights to arrive into Cape Town, South Africa

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE CAPE TOWN

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, proceed through Immigration formalities, identify and collect your baggage and clear customs. You are then met by a local Silversea representative for the drive to Cape Town’s bustling waterfront.  Check-in time at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is 2:00PM, although every effort will be made for your room to be available earlier.

Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, it is named in honour of the Queen of England and her son. Prince Alfred visited the Cape in 1870 and officially opened the Breakwater basin, today’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can feel the ambience of colonial Cape Town as you step into the foyer, sense the past of shipwrecks and storms that colour every corner, then relax in the elegant contemporary bedrooms…and savour the atmosphere of the world’s most famous working harbour.

Spend the remainder of the day and evening at leisure. You are under your own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

  

DAY 2 -  CAPE TOWN / SANBONA

Enjoy  a leisurely breakfast at your hotel.  It is recommended to store your main cruise luggage here and travel to the safari camp with 1 suitcase and informal clothes.  

Meeting you in  the hotel lobby is a local English-speaking tour guide who will accompany you on your  transfer to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The travelling time is approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours to the main entrance gate through small towns, vineyards and orchards.

Upon arrival at the main entrance gate, you are met by a lodge representative who transfers you to Dwyka Tented Lodge.

Beautifully appointed tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in a vast and hidden landscape. Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations which was once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters. Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the lodge with 9 luxury tents has a Relaxation Retreat, communal lounge with fireplace and TV, wine cellar and open air boma.

Upon arrival at the lodge take care of check-in formalities and enjoy lunch before relaxing in the comfort of your spacious tented suite.

Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo.  Join a late afternoon nature drive accompanied by qualified rangers in comfortable open Landcruisers. Enjoy sipping on a refreshing "sundowner" drink before returning to the lodge for dinner.

After dinner, gaze up at the "Milky Way" and try to spot the "Southern Cross" & "Orion’s Belt" before retiring for the night. With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

Overnight at the Dwyka Tented Lodge

DAY 3 – DWYKA TENTED LODGE

Spend the day at Dwyka Tented Camp, enjoying the cuisine and embarking on early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall.  

After an early morning wake up call, gather with fellow travellers for tea, coffee and pastries before departing on a nature drive.  Early morning is the best opportunity to see those animals that have been active overnight and are looking for deep shade in which to rest.  

During the drive, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland, kuku, red harbeest, black wildebeest, grey rhebok, common duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, grysbok, ostrich and riverine rabbit.

Return to the lodge for breakfast, and enjoy some time at leisure before lunch is served. Relax in the comfort of your room, or join your ranger on a guided nature walk.

Sanbona has about 600 species of plants and it is intriguing to know that various species are flowering at different times throughout the year. There are various floral kingdoms that make up the Reserve, which include Acacia Thickets, Nama, Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and Central Mountain Fynbos. Succulents are especially varied and fascinating with names like Baby’s Bottoms, Ostrich Toes and Pig’s Ears.

There are also 7 recorded rock-art sites on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and some of these may be visited during your stay.

In the late afternoon, join another sundowner nature drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Dwyka Tented Camp

DAY 4 – SANBONA GAME RESERVE / CAPE TOWN

Enjoy one last morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast and time to gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities.

Depart the camp for the return drive to Cape Town.  The lodge has prepared a boxed lunch for you to enjoy along the way.  

Upon arrival in Cape Town proceed directly to the pier for embarkation.    Bon Voyage!

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

·        One night stay in a Luxury Room at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Cape Town, S. Africa

·        Two night’s stay in a Luxury Tent at the Dwyka Tented Camp

·        Meals:  Breakfast daily; two lunches and two dinners

·        Escorted game drives / tours as described

·        Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Luggage Information:

For your convenience we recommend that you pack 1 suitcase for your bush adventure.  The balance of your luggage can be stored at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in Cape Town.  Please make sure to keep all valuable jewelry, cameras and computers with you.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Health:

Emergency first aid is available at the safari camp.  We advise all guests to travel with a comprehensive insurance policy.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for ‘bumpy’ rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Escape to Etosha Embark on a unique safari adventure at Etosha National Park, one of Namibia's finest and most important Game Reserves. The park is home to more than 100 mammal species, including elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions.…

Embark on a unique safari adventure at Etosha National Park, one of Namibia’s finest and most important Game Reserves. The park is home to more than 100 mammal species, including elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions. The Onguma Lodge is known for luxury and comfortable accommodations. The program involves a scheduled flight to Windhoek and charter flight to/from Etosha.

02MIDCPT-G Escape to Etosha (For Guests In-transit V.1605/V.1606 and V.1636/V.1637)

Departure: From Cape Town

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Rejoin ship: Luderitz (V.1606) and Walvis Bay (V1637)

Reserve by: December 23, 2015

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the start of your cruise. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.

Guests continuing in Cape Town to the next cruise segment have the opportunity to experience a safari adventure of a special kind at one of Namibia’s finest and most important Game Reserves, Etosha National Park. Covering an area of more than 8.685 square miles (22,750 square kilometers), the park is home to more than 100 mammal species, including elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions.

Your home for two nights is the luxurious Onguma Plains Lodge, also known as The Fort due to its unique architecture, evoking a classical African feel combined with Indian flavours. Onguma is one of several safari camps situated on the eastern side of Etosha and amidst the vast Onguma Game Reserve, arguably one of Namibia’s best kept secrets. Here, guests will be able to experience Africa in all her beauty and diversity, whilst enjoying the amenities of a deluxe and most unusual safari ‘camp’.

DAY ONE – Cape Town/Walvis Bay/Onguma

Departing the ship in Cape Town, you are met and transferred to the airport for a scheduled flight to Walvis Bay, from where a 2-hour scenic flight by charter plane will take you to Etosha. On arrival at Mokuti airstrip, 4×4 vehicles stand ready to bring you to the Onguma Plains Lodge. Check-in to your suite and get prepared for an afternoon game drive. Admire the beautifully decorated lounge and large wooden deck with scattered seating spaces allowing full view of the waterhole.  

In the late afternoon, set out on a game drive in the Onguma Reserve and Etosha National Park.  Etosha offers guests the opportunity of viewing various game in the largest national park in Namibia. Several waterholes ensure fantastic photographic opportunities and the thrill of seeing some of the largest mammals in the world.

Return to the lodge and after some time to freshen up, a sumptuous dinner will be served.

Overnight accommodation at Onguma Plains Lodge – Etosha.

DAY TWO – Etosha and Onguma Plains Reserve

Today’s programme starts with an early wake-up call breakfast followed by a game drive. The remainder of the morning is at leisure. Lunch is served around 1:00 p.m. in the main dining area. There is time to relax until the departure of your sundowner safari, which will return in time for dinner at the lodge.  

Overnight accommodation at the Onguma Plains Lodge – Etosha.

DAY THREE – Onguma/Ludertiz or Walvis Bay

After a game drive, enjoy breakfast, followed by check-out and leisure time until the transfer to the airstrip and the charter flight to Ludertiz (V1606) or Walvis Bay (V1637). Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to Ludertiz (V1606) or Walvis Bay (V1637) Harbour where the ship welcomes your return.  

Please note:  This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is only offered to guests arriving into Cape Town on the ship, in-transit to the following cruises.  It is not available to guests embarking the ship in Cape Town. It is suggested to guests who are physically fit, able to get in and out of small planes and safari vehicles without assistance and able to manage a very active program. The contents and order of activities of this excursion are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for ‘bumpy’ rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated. The charter flight to and from Etosha takes approximately two hours each way in a five-passenger Cessna plane. Guests are advised that their passport must have at least 2 consecutive blank pages for entry into South Africa and Namibia. Baggage allowance is 44 pounds (20 kg).  

Programme Includes:

·        Two-night stay at Onguma Plains – Etosha

·        Scheduled flight: Cape Town/Walvis Bay

·        Charter Flight Walvis Bay/Etosha/ Ludertiz (V1606) or Walvis Bay (V1637) in 5-seater aircraft

·        Two breakfasts, one lunch, afternoon tea, and two dinners (all beverages are included with meals, except champagne, cognac)

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers, rangers, and lodge staff, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea’s published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3 NT PRE-CRUISE: KRUGER SAFARI Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are…

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Most safari camps are quite limited in the number of guests that can be in residence on any given night.  The following description highlights the features of the Kapama River Camp.  Both your hotel and safari camp may be at alternate properties, but the overall experience should be similar.

This program begins in Johannesburg, S. Africa.

DAY 1 – SUNDAY, 18 DECEMBER – ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport you will be met by the local Silversea representative.  They will direct you to your waiting vehicle for the transfer to 54 on Bath Hotel located in the suburb of Rosebank.

Please note that check-in is at 14h00 and although the hotel will do all possible to have the rooms available upon arrival, early check-in cannot be guaranteed.

Everything at 54 on Bath has been designed with your comfort in mind.  The stylish interiors reflect a calm tranquility with the use of harmonious colors, sophisticated design and strong graphic motifs.

The rooms at 54 on Bath are elegantly styled with views over the garden or over the abundantly green city skyline. Comfortable and spacious, the rooms exude the warmth of fine living.  Fluffy duvets, crisp white linens and feather top beds ensure good night’s sleep.

Spend the remainder of the day & evening at leisure.

Overnight at the 54 on Bath Hotel, Rosebank (Johannesburg), S. Africa

DAY 2 – MONDAY, 19 DECEMBER – JOHANNESBURG / KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

After breakfast at the hotel, complete check-out formalities and transfer to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport for the flight to Hoedspruit Airport.  Upon landing, a lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the Kapama River Lodge.

  

Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden. Sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest, Kapama represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has distilled the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests. As part of the greater Kruger area, vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope are resident on Kapama, along with plentiful predators. The reserve is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world.

Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, the River Lodge epitomizes five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It’s the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

On arrival at Kapama, you will be met and welcomed by the staff. A light refreshment drink will be served while the registration cards and indemnity forms are handed out for you to sign.

After afternoon tea, your game ranger and tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa’s beautiful wild creatures.  

Return to the lodge for dinner including an informative talk by one of the Experienced Game Rangers regarding Conservation.

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

DAY 3 – TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER – KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

The day begins with an early morning wake-up call. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the lounge area.  Depart from the lodge on an early morning game-drive in open 4×4 vehicles, accompanied by your rangers & trackers.

The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa – the Big Five – are at home on Kapama, but so too are over 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Game drives and bush walks offer fascinating encounters with wildlife.

Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by time at leisure to relax around the lodge.   Lunch will be served at the lodge followed by more free time.

Gather for afternoon tea before departing on an afternoon game drive.   Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush following your game drive with the possibility of viewing several nocturnal wildlife species before being transferred to a special location in the bush for your private dinner.  Return to your lodge at the end of dinner.

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY, 21 DECEMBER – KAPAMA RESERVE / JOHANNESBURG / CAPE TOWN

Enjoy one last optional game drive before you bid Kapama and its staff farewell.

Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. Once there, you are met and assisted onto your connecting flight to Cape Town.

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you are met and assisted to a waiting vehicle for the transfer to the pier.  The staff and crew of Silver Cloud are waiting to welcome you aboard.

Program Inclusions:

·        1 night at 54 on Bath Hotel in Johannesburg & 2 nights Kapama River Lodge

·        Dinner and Breakfast at 54 on Bath Hotel and full board accommodation at Kapama River Lodge

·        2 local drinks during meals (beer, glass of house wine or soft drink)

·        Economy-class flights: Johannesburg > Hoedspruit > Johannesburg > Cape Town

·        English speaking guide on all transfers

·        Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 1 suitcase per person

·        Bottled water during game viewing drives (2 x 500 ml bottles per person per day)

·        English speaking Akorn professional safari guide (local guide)

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Not Included:

·        Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities for drivers, guides and game rangers, all other alcoholic beverages (i.e. champagne, cognac, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars and cigarettes), gift shop purchases and telephone calls

·        Entry Visa Fees in Kenya (currently US$ 50.00 per person)

·        Personal Health Insurance Coverage

·        International flights

·        Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

·        Any other services not mentioned above

Flight Information:  All flights are in economy-class

Day 2 – Johannesburg / Hoedspruit – approximately 60 minutes

Day 4 – Hoedspruit / Johannesburg – approximately 60 minutes

Day 4 – Johannesburg / Cape Town – approximately 70 minutes

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Rest assured that Silversea’s local representative will make the best possible reservations for our guests.

Luggage Information:

Please plan to travel with a small, soft-sided bag (20 kg / 44lbs) to your safari camp.  Larger luggage pieces may be stored at the airport in Johannesburg  

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for South Africa.  All guests must have a minimum of 2 consecutive double blank pages in their passport.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all other appropriate visas before your cruise.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests.  In these cases, guests will travel on a private itinerary that varies from the program outlined above.  

Please note:

Ø        The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Ø        Kindly ensure that you are aware that this is a malaria risk area.  Please consult with your personal physician well in advance of your departure for the appropriate medication.

Ø        During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker.

Ø        Guests are advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, as well as their cameras and binoculars.

Ø        Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be "bumpy". This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back & neck problems.

Ø        Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed

Ø        For entry into South Africa, please note that South African Immigrations require 2 consecutive double blank pages in your passport

Ø        Luggage allowance for all domestic and regional flight is 20kg per person

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

2NT PRE-CRUISE: WINES & WILDLIFE The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach.…

The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach. Then sip and savour your way through the vineyards, cellars and breathtaking scenery of Cape Wine lands, South Africa’s largest wine region, and admire the oak-lined streetscapes and Dutch architecture of historic Stellenbosch.

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, a local Silversea representative meets and guides you to your waiting vehicle for the drive into the city with a brief city tour enroute to the Table Bay Hotel. The official check-in time at the hotel is at 14h00, although all efforts will be made to ensure an earlier check-in.

The sights you will see include the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, Parliament Buildings and the Company Gardens.  You will also get the opportunity to ascend Table Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the ‘Mother City’.

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city’s most celebrated landmark. Travel up Kloof Nek, the saddle between Table Mountain and Lions Head, to the Lower Cableway Station. Ascend from the Valley Station (363 m), then to the Mountain Station (1 060 m) in a Swiss engineered Rotair cable car. The journey from the base to the summit takes just under 4 minutes and you can enjoy spectacular views, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent.

From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has been managed under the custodianship of the National Parks Board. This area has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size, containing a staggering 2 285 plant species – more than the entire U.K.

Following your descent, continue onto the Cape Malay Quarter also known as the Bo-Kaap, en route to your hotel.

All meals today are on your own account.

Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel  

DAY 2 -CAPE TOWN

After breakfast travel on one of South Africa’s most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south westerly tip of Africa.   Drive through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles.

From Hout Bay continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak en route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs is the main attraction in the Reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point from where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Continue to a scenically situated seafood restaurant for lunch.

After lunch pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and continue to the colourful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, the remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.

Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel  

DAY 03 – CAPE TOWN/CAPE WINELANDS/EMBARKATION

After breakfast and checkout of the hotel, depart for the Cape Wine lands. Travel to Stellenbosch, a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and streets lined with Oak Trees. After an orientation tour you will have time to explore the town and have lunch on your own.  Continue to one of Stellenbosch’s wine estates where you will enjoy a wine tasting and a glimpse of the wine cellar.

Leave Stellenbosch and proceed back to Cape Town to transfer to the quayside to embark the ship.

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

Two nights at the Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa – Luxury Room

Included Meals:  breakfast daily, 1 lunch (including 2 glasses of local beer or wine per person)

Tours as described

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (when available)

Luggage Information:

Luggage will travel with you throughout the tour.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for South Africa.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program require a fair amount of walking, so are not recommended for mobility-impaired guests. However, guests in wheelchairs can manage this tour if accompanied by an assistant.  The tour guide is not able to assist guests who require a wheelchair.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.  

Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.  

Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: CAPE GRACE HOTEL Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier. Cape Grace has held pride of…

Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier.

Cape Grace has held pride of place on its own quay in the V&A Waterfront for the past 16 years, maintaining and increasing its reputation for ultimate style, luxury and service in the perfect waterside setting. Head to toe pampering is a speciality at the Spa at Cape Grace with QMS Medicosmetics, Kalahari signature massages and beauty treatments. In keeping with their belief that guests should feel completely at ease, dining is whenever and wherever you would like it; in the stunning Signal Restaurant adorned with quirky chandeliers, on the water’s edge at Bascule Bar overlooking the super-yachts, beside the 15-metre swimming pool, in the cool interior of the library or from the 24-hour room service. Superb cuisine under Executive Chef Malika van Reenen, encompasses classic dishes influenced by local flavours and unique South African fare reflecting the country’s many cultures. Dropping in on Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar puts the final touches to a meal or as a destination of its own, with one of the largest whisky collections in South Africa.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: TABLE BAY HOTEL Location is everything and the Table Bay Hotel is perfectly situated to take full advantage of some of Cape Town's most incredible sights and settings. Conveniently positioned in the V&A Waterfront against the stunning backdrop…

Location is everything and the Table Bay Hotel is perfectly situated to take full advantage of some of Cape Town’s most incredible sights and settings. Conveniently positioned in the V&A Waterfront against the stunning backdrop of the working harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean; the Table Bay Hotel provides an experience like no other.

The Table Bay Hotel offers incredible selection in terms of restaurants in Cape Town. With 3 divine restaurants and 2 fully-stocked bars, guests and visitors can have their choice in Cape Town dining in a location known as the Best

Set alongside the Table Bay Hotel’s ocean-view pool deck, Camelot Spa is a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat that makes the most of the beautiful views and perfect location. The Camelot Spa provides traditional and holistic care for the skin and body that will leave you feeling refreshed and pampered. A number of luxury facilities that add to the already inviting environment include steam rooms, Vichy shower, hydro bath, laser therapy, gym and a double treatment room. After indulging in a relaxing Camelot Spa treatment, guests have the option to enjoy a delicious meal or perhaps just take some more time out to relax next to the pool.

The fully equipped fitness centre, adjacent to the pool deck,  has beautiful views of Robben Island, and caters for every need of their guests. The services of a personal trainer are available upon request (charges applicable)."

Durban
Durban
Thursday 29 Dec
Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Two-Night Phinda Private Game Reserve This pristine reserve covers 56,800 acres (23,000 hectares) of prime conservation land. With abundance of wildlife, including Africa's Big Five and over 380 bird species, an overnight stay at its Forest Lodge offers an exciting…

This pristine reserve covers 56,800 acres (23,000 hectares) of prime conservation land. With abundance of wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five and over 380 bird species, an overnight stay at its Forest Lodge offers an exciting wildlife experience.  

02MIDDUR-A   Phinda Private Game Reserve

Departure: Durban

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Night

Re-join ship: Richards Bay

Reserve by: 90 Days Prior to the start of your Cruise  

  

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date.  Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.  

Discover Africa’s wildlife in four-wheel drive open vehicles whilst enjoying a touch of luxury during your bush experience. Situated in the lush northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve comprises 43240 acres (17500 hectares) of prime conservation land. Seven diverse habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and black and white rhino.  Exciting game drives allow freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road and track down the reserve’s incredible diversity of mammals. Phinda is the proud winner of prestigious ecotourism awards.  

DAY ONE – Durban/Phinda Private Game Reserve

Depart the ship upon arrival in Durban and travel by luxury coach for about 4 hours to Phinda Private Game Reserve. A comfort stop will be made en route. On arrival at the Reserve’s main gate, you are met and transferred in open 4×4 vehicles to the Phinda Forest Lodge. A welcome drink is served whilst registration cards and indemnity forms are handed out to be signed. Then, enjoy a light lunch, after which you will be shown to your rooms. (Rooms are not usually available before 2:00 p.m.) There is time to freshen up, unwind in the lodge’s sparkling rim flow swimming pool, or relax in the Lodge sitting areas with expansive viewing decks affording panoramic views of the game-filled plains.

Gather for afternoon tea on the patio before departing on a late afternoon game drive in four-wheel drive open vehicles. These provide off-road tracking for Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. After dark, spotlights are used which may reveal nocturnal creatures and carnivores out hunting.

Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, followed by the drive back to the lodge and a sumptuous dinner with the group.  

Overnight at Forest Lodge Suites – Phinda Private Game Reserve.

DAY TWO – Phinda Private Game Reserve

After an early wake-up call, gather in the living area for tea/coffee and biscuits. Thereafter, depart on a game drive at sunrise, a time that is particularly exciting when the bush comes to life. After approximately two hours of tracking wildlife, return to the lodge and enjoy a full breakfast. After breakfast the remainder of the morning is at your leisure to relax around the lodge.

Lunch will be served at the lodged followed by additional time at your leisure.

Meet for afternoon tea on the patio before departing on a late afternoon game drive in four-wheel drive open vehicles. After dark, spotlights are used which may reveal nocturnal creatures and carnivores out hunting.

Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, followed by the drive back to the lodge and a delicious dinner with the group.  

Overnight at Forest Lodge Suites – Phinda Private Game Reserve.

DAY THREE – Phinda/Richards Bay

Today begins with an early wake-up call, gather in the living area for tea/coffee and biscuits. Thereafter, depart on a game drive at sunrise. After approximately two hours of tracking wildlife, return to the lodge and enjoy a full breakfast.

Then, prepare to check out and depart Phinda for the return journey to Richards Bay’s harbour.  

Your return to the ship concludes your Phinda Safari experience.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is recommended to guests who are physically fit.  It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The game drive vehicles traverse uneven terrain and can be bumpy, making it unsuitable for guests with back problems. The contents and activities of this programme are subject to change, due to weather conditions and movement of wildlife on the reserve. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. We recommend wearing lightweight clothing, but bringing a windbreaker for the evening and early morning game drives. Since the safari vehicles are open, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera, binoculars and a swimsuit. Phinda is in a low-risk malaria area and medical precautions are not a requirement for participation; however, guests should check with their physician for their recommendation regarding malaria medication.

Programme Includes:

·        Two-night at Forest Lodge – Phinda Private Game Reserve

·        Two breakfasts, Two lunches and Two dinners (all beverages are included with meals, except champagne, cognac)

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers, rangers, trackers and lodge staff, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea’s published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, private game reserves, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Cape Town
Cape Town
From Tuesday 03 Jan to Wednesday 04 Jan
3NT POST-CRUISE: SANBONA SAFARI Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa's Little Karoo. Sanbona,…

Situated in the Western Cape, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, resting at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, pays homage to the San people who trekked this earth in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Sanbona, often referred to as the ‘Arizona of Southern Africa’ and the spirit of the San people, invites you to stay and explore a special wilderness sanctuary call Dwyka Tented Camp, offering five star accommodation surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland and many more.

Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their flights to arrive into Cape Town, South Africa

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN / SANBONA

The local Silversea representative is on hand once you have completed all disembarkation formalities.   It is recommended to store your main cruise luggage at the Victoria & Alfred hotel here in Cape Town and travel to the safari camp with 1 suitcase and informal clothes.  

Meeting you is a local English-speaking tour guide who will accompany you on your transfer to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The travelling time is approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours to the main entrance gate through small towns, vineyards and orchards.

Upon arrival at the main entrance gate, you are met by a lodge representative who transfers you to Dwyka Tented Lodge.

Beautifully appointed tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in a vast and hidden landscape. Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations which was once the home of ancient Khoisan hunters. Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the lodge with 9 luxury tents has a Relaxation Retreat, communal lounge with fireplace and TV, wine cellar and open air boma.

Upon arrival at the lodge take care of check-in formalities and enjoy lunch before relaxing in the comfort of your spacious tented suite.

Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo.

Join a late afternoon nature drive accompanied by qualified rangers in comfortable open Landcruisers. Enjoy sipping on a refreshing "sundowner" drink before returning to the lodge for dinner.

After dinner, gaze up at the "Milky Way" and try to spot the "Southern Cross" & "Orion’s Belt" before retiring for the night. With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

Overnight at the Dwyka Tented Lodge

DAY 2 – DWYKA TENTED LODGE

Spend the day at Dwyka Tented Camp, enjoying the cuisine and embarking on early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall.  

After an early morning wake up call, gather with fellow travellers for tea, coffee and pastries before departing on a nature drive.  Early morning is the best opportunity to see those animals that have been active overnight and are looking for deep shade in which to rest.  

During the drive, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Wildlife that may be viewed on the reserve includes lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, cheetah, hippopotamus, giraffe, springbok, zebra, eland, kuku, red harbeest, black wildebeest, grey rhebok, common duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, grysbok, ostrich and riverine rabbit.

Return to the lodge for breakfast, and enjoy some time at leisure before lunch is served. Relax in the comfort of your room, or join your ranger on a guided nature walk.

Sanbona has about 600 species of plants and it is intriguing to know that various species are flowering at different times throughout the year. There are various floral kingdoms that make up the Reserve, which include Acacia Thickets, Nama, Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and Central Mountain Fynbos. Succulents are especially varied and fascinating with names like Baby’s Bottoms, Ostrich Toes and Pig’s Ears.

There are also 7 recorded rock-art sites on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and some of these may be visited during your stay.

In the late afternoon, join another sundowner nature drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Dwyka Tented Camp

DAY 3 – SANBONA GAME RESERVE / CAPE TOWN

Enjoy one last morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast and time to gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities.

Depart the camp for the return drive to Cape Town.  The lodge has prepared a boxed lunch for you to enjoy along the way.  

Upon arrival in Cape Town in the late afternoon proceed directly  to the bustling waterfront and check in to your hotel.  Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, it is named in honour of the Queen of England and her son. Prince Alfred visited the Cape in 1870 and officially opened the Breakwater basin, today’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can feel the ambience of colonial Cape Town as you step into the foyer, sense the past of shipwrecks and storms that colour every corner, then relax in the elegant contemporary bedrooms…and savour the atmosphere of the world’s most famous working harbour.

Spend the remainder of the day and evening at leisure. You are under your own arrangements for dinner.

Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

  

DAY 4 -CAPE TOWN

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning.  The local Silversea representative will be on hand when it’s time to transfer to the airport for your international flight.   The hotel’s check-out time is 11:00 am.  If your flight departs late this evening, you may wish to guarantee your room for a late check-out for an additional charge.

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

·        Two night’s stay in a Luxury Tent at the Dwyka Tented Camp

·        One night stay in a Mountain Facing Room at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel – Cape Town, S. Africa

·        Meals:  Breakfast daily; two lunches, plus one boxed lunch and two dinners

·        Escorted game drives / tours as described

·        Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Luggage Information:

For your convenience we recommend that you pack 1 suitcase for your bush adventure.  The balance of your luggage can be stored at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in Cape Town.  Please make sure to keep all valuable jewelry, cameras and computers with you.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Health:

Emergency first aid is available at the safari camp.  We advise all guests to travel with a comprehensive insurance policy.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for ‘bumpy’ rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

2NT POST-CRUISE: WINES & WILDLIFE The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach.…

The Cape Peninsula on the tip of the African continent is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel down to the Cape of Good Hope. Discover the penguins of Boulders Beach. Then sip and savour your way through the vineyards, cellars and breathtaking scenery of Cape Wine lands, South Africa’s largest wine region, and admire the oak-lined streetscapes and Dutch architecture of historic Stellenbosch.

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Please note that departure flights should be scheduled to depart after 4:00 PM.

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN

After disembarking the ship, a local Silversea representative meets and guides you to your waiting vehicle to embark on a brief orientation tour en route to the Table Bay Hotel.

The Table Bay Hotel, located on Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, straddles the antique breakwater and is an architectural masterpiece, capturing the essence of the enchanting Cape, the Victorian elegance of yesterday, combined with the contemporary design of today. It is in perfect harmony with the backdrop of Table Mountain, the historic working harbour and the yacht bay. Lunch and dinner today are on your own account.

Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel

DAY 2 -CAPE TOWN

After breakfast travel on one of South Africa’s most scenic routes to Cape Point, the most south westerly tip of Africa.   Drive through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles.

From Hout Bay continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak en route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Point with its dramatic sea cliffs is the main attraction in the Reserve. A funicular railway takes you to the top of the point from where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Continue to a scenically situated restaurant for seafood lunch.

After lunch pay a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and continue to the colourful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, the remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.

Overnight at the Table Bay Hotel

DAY 03 – CAPE TOWN/CAPE WINELANDS

After breakfast and check out of the hotel, depart for the Cape Winelands. Travel to Stellenbosch, a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and streets lined with oak trees. After an orientation tour you will have time to explore the town and have lunch on your own.  Continue to one of Stellenbosch’s wine estates where you will enjoy a wine tasting and a glimpse of the wine cellar.

Leave Stellenbosch and proceed back to Cape Town.  Please note:  The anticipated arrival time at the Cape Town International Airport is 3:00pm.  Most international airlines recommend checking in 3 hours in advance of your flight.  Therefore, we recommend that your departure flights should be scheduled to depart after 7:00PM.

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

Two nights at the Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa – Luxury Room

Included Meals:  breakfast daily, 1 lunch (including two glasses of local beer or wine per person)

Tours as described

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (when available)

Luggage Information:

Luggage will travel with you throughout the tour.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for South Africa.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program require a fair amount of walking, so are not recommended for mobility-impaired guests. However, guests in wheelchairs can manage this tour if accompanied by an assistant.  The tour guide is not able to assist guests who require a wheelchair.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.  

Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.  

Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3NT POST-CRUISE: NGALA WILDLIFE SAFARI Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.  As one of the first concessions to…

Ngala Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.  As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With luxury facilities, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway.

Please note: Participants in this program should schedule their flights to depart from  Johannesburg, South Africa

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN / HOEDSPRUIT / NGALA

Following disembarkation in Cape Town, proceed directly to the airport with all of your luggage (safari luggage as well as the balance of your baggage) for the flight to Johannesburg.  At Johannesburg Airport you are met and your excess luggage pieces can be stored there. A maximum of 1 piece of luggage per person may be stored at the storage facilities at Johannesburg Airport, and only 1 bag weighing no more than 44 lbs (20 kg) can travel with you on safari.  Once finished with this task, you are directed to your connecting flight onward to Hoedspruit.    

On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, a Ngala Tented Camp representative is waiting to meet and transfer you by road to your camp (approx. 50 minute transfer time).

Ngala Tented Camp is situated in Ngala Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino. With its name meaning lion in Shangaan, the local language, Ngala lives up to its promise, supporting several large prides of these powerful cats. African wild dog can also be spotted moving through the reserve.

Ngala Tented Camp is renowned for sophisticated tented accommodation set within the tranquil bush.  It comprises nine luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms with outdoor showers, baths mounted on rough-hewn wooden bases, overhead fans, air conditioning and private wooden decks.

After some time to freshen up in your room, embark on an afternoon sunset game drive in the company of a qualified Game Ranger and Tracker.

Return to camp for a delicious dinner.

Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp

DAY 2 – NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Spend the day at Ngala Tented Camp, enjoying delicious cuisine and embarking on early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall as well as the option of interpretive bush walks.

Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares of game-rich wilderness. The reserve offers an intimate African wildlife experience, with game drives led by expert ranger and tracker teams. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings, while walking safaris and bush walks are also offered.

The camp is also home to a contoured lap pool as well as a massage sala overlooking the river (treatments at an additional cost).

Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp

DAY 3 – NGALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE / JOHANNESBURG

Enjoy one last morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast and time to gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities.

Depart the camp and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport.  Check in and board your onward flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, the local representative is on hand to greet you and assist with collecting  your stored luggage.   An  air-conditioned vehicle transfers you directly to Michelangelo Hotel.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.  Dinner tonight  is on your own account.

Overnight at the Michelangelo Hotel

DAY 4 – DEPART JOHANNESBURG

Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning.  The local Silversea representative will be on hand when it’s time to transfer to the airport for your international flight.   The hotel’s check-out time is 11:00 am.

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

·        Two night’s stay in a Luxury Tent at the Ngala Tented Camp

·        One night stay in a Superior Luxury Room at the Michelangelo Hotel – Sandton, S. Africa

·        Economy-Class flights: Cape Town / Johannesburg / Hoedspruit / Johannesburg – upgrades to Business Class are not available on flights to or from the bush

·        Meals:  Daily breakfast; two lunches and two dinners

·        Escorted game drives / tours as described

·        Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:

Day 1 – Cape Town / Johannesburg – approximately 2 hours

Day 1 – Johannesburg / Hoedspruit – approximately 1 hour

Day 3 – Hoedspruit / Johannesburg – approximately 1 hour

Please note we allow 2 hours for check-in on regional/international flights and at least 1 hour for domestic flights.

Luggage Information:

Due to limited luggage space on flights to safari camps, guests are limited to one bag (44 lbs. / 20 kg.) for the safari portion of this tour.  Please note that weight restrictions are imposed for your safety and are strictly enforced.  The balance of your cruise luggage will be stored in Johannesburg and returned to you when you return to Johannesburg Airport at the end of your safari.  Excess baggage fees are charged by the airline, and are the responsibility of the guest.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding a South African visa. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain appropriate visa documents prior to cruising.  Please note that two consecutive blank pages are compulsory for entry into S. Africa.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Health:

Emergency first aid is available at the safari camp.  We advise all guests to travel with a comprehensive insurance policy.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.

Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for ‘bumpy’ rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.