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From one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, to the opulent surroundings of a safari lodge stay, discover Africa’s treasures – from its landscapes to its wildlife, on this incredible cruise holiday.

After a one-night hotel stay in Johannesburg you’ll transfer to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River for a three-night stay. Blending in harmoniously with its surroundings, it’s located just a few miles upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls which you’ll see up close on a magical guided tour. Wander along the cusp of the falls, savour a relaxing Zambezi River safari on board the Lady Livingstone and relish a sumptuous three-course dinner on board the Royal Livingstone Express.

Next, you’ll transfer to the stunning, five-star Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. You’ll have a great opportunity to see the famous Big Five, with two game drives per day – morning and afternoon – in the company of your expert guide. The rest of your time here could be spent trying one of many activities such as archery or quad-biking, or trying an indulgent treatment in the spa.

From Johannesburg, you’ll then fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town for a one-night hotel stay before embarking the beautiful Azamara Journey for your all-inclusive cruise around South Africa. Highlights include Port Elizabeth, home to the densest population of elephants in the world; Durban, where you could visit a traditional Zulu homestead; Richards Bay – home to the largest white rhino population on Earth and the Mother City of Cape Town.

Your Route

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The Azamara Journey® Experience

For the ultimate deluxe cruise holiday on a stunning ship, the Azamara Journey® is an excellent choice. The ship boasts friendly and efficient staff and a crew to passenger ratio of 2-to-1 to ensure your every need is catered for. For foodies, the Azamara offers a superb array of restaurants and eateries with culinary delicacies to tempt every appetite whether you enjoy formal dining or a more casual meal. With more balconies than many other cruise liners, there are plenty of places to sip a cool drink as the sun sets. For more lively nights, the high-quality entertainment won’t disappoint with shows and cabaret in the elegant showroom.
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Cabaret Lounge

Enjoy live performances of professional stage musical calibre. Set amongst cosy tables and fabulous bars, it’s the perfect wind down after a day of exploring.
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Sanctum Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in the Sanctum Spa with ultimate options in signature treatments for you to indulge yourself in some ‘me’ time.
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All-Inclusive Dining

With 6 restaurants to choose from authentic Italian to mouth-watering steaks, dining on board is an adventure of its own.

Your 20 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

19 Jan 2023

Begin your African adventure with a stunning hotel stay in Johannesburg

Begin your fantastic trip with an overnight hotel stay in Johannesburg at the Peermont D’oreale Grande. Enveloped in luxury and coupled with state-of-the-art facilities, it’s a perfect choice for guests looking for comfort and indulgence. Enjoy delicious food at the elegant Aurelia’s restaurant, rejuvenate in the spa or simply sip on a delectable cocktail as you toast to your adventure ahead.

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Day 2

20 Jan 2023

Savour the spectacular surroundings of the Zambezi River from the David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Today you’ll transfer to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa on the banks of the stunning Zambezi River. Blending harmoniously with its surroundings, this accommodation is just five kilometres upstream from the falls. Known in the local language as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’ – Victoria Falls are a sight to behold, with mist rising so high that it can be seen from several kilometres away. On an enthralling fully escorted tour, learn from your guide how the falls were formed, as well as the intriguing local traditions that surround them.

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Day 3

21 Jan 2023

Settle into a breathtaking sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, capturing the sights of the majestic wildlife

Another highlight of your stay at the lodge will undoubtedly be the river cruise on the glorious Zambezi River, where you’ll get to take in an African sunset in spectacular surroundings. Aboard the luxurious Lady Livingstone, you’ll glide serenely up to Siloka Island, enjoying the abundant wildlife along the banks of the river. Let the superb hospitality team take care of you along the way, ensuring your pinks gin and tonics are topped up, along with plenty of nibbles to snack on.

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Day 4

22 Jan 2023

Glide through the picturesque landscapes on board the magnificent Royal Livingstone Express, complete with a fine-dining experience

While staying here, you’ll board the Royal Livingstone Express, a magnificent steam train that embodies the romance of rail travel. The Royal Livingstone Express is made up of five carriages comprising two dining cars, a kitchen car, lounge car and an observation car, and is pulled by steam locomotives built in Britain in the 1930s. Savour fine-dining and refined surroundings featuring polished teak, gleaming brass and soft leather as you pass through Africa’s stunning wilderness and over the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge.

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Day 5

23 Jan 2023

Prepare for an unforgettable safari experience, in the heart of the bush, at the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

Situated in the heart of the bush, in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, Shepherd’s Tree Lodge offers the perfect location for an unforgettable safari stay. Rooms are sumptuously decorated, boasting amazing views across the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Your stay at here will provide a fantastic opportunity to embark on exciting and unforgettable game drives, in search of the majestic “Big Five”.

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Day 6

24 Jan 2023

Venture into the wilderness on a memorable safari adventure, searching for the Big Five

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

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Day 7

25 Jan 2023

Enjoy a final day at the safari lodge indulging in some of the delights on offer

As well as providing plush accommodation in natural surroundings, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a place where you can easily fill your day with relaxation. Book in some relaxation time at the lodge’s Amani Spa, join an exhilarating hot air balloon ride above the African plains or simply laze by the pool. You’ll also get to enjoy a second game drive to seek out the Big Five.

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Day 8

26 Jan 2023

Fly to Cape Town for a fantastic hotel stay in South Africa’s favourite city

Today you’ll fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa’s favourite city. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, with the splendour of Table Mountain looking over its shoulder, it’s a city set in impressive surroundings, which are matched by its myriad tourist attractions. You’ll find it all here: quirky independent shops, places of historical interest – such as Robben Island – and beaches galore.

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Day 9

27 Jan 2023

Today you’ll embark the sleek Azamara Journey for your all-inclusive cruise around the South African coast

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

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Day 10

28 Jan 2023

Spend a day at sea to discover some of the treasures on board

Whether you’re craving light nibbles at an atmospheric tapas or five-course meals in an elegant restaurant, Azamara Journey® provides world-class dining for all your time on board. A couple of highlights include Aqualina Restaurant, an Italian eatery that embodies the life and soul of the country and the Chef’s Table where you can enjoy a guest lecturer during your exquisite five-course meal.

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Day 11

29 Jan 2023

Head out on a whale-watching tour in Port Elizabeth to witness these beautiful animals in their natural habitat

Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving coastal destination with fine, sandy beaches, whale-watching tours, a European-style town square, and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – the perfect spot for getting your bearings.

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Day 12

30 Jan 2023

From the fascinating culture of the Nguni people to sprawling nature reserves, East London offers a wealth to discover

Old-fashioned values blended with a laidback charm makes East London one of the most appealing cities on the South African coast. Visit the East London Museum, which is home to a working beehive and cultural artefacts from the Nguni people of the region. Or you could head to the East London Coast Nature Reserve where a walking trail affords great sea views. You could even catch sight of the abundant marine life such as dolphins and whales.

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Day 13

31 Jan 2023

Spend a day at sea to relax with a marvellous massage in the Sanctum Spa

Wind down with your days at sea at the Sanctum Spa. Feel like a rejuvenating body wrap, soothing facial or even a muscle-melting massage? Head to this tranquil oasis. During your time here you could even relax in the hot salt water pool on the Sanctum Terrace where you can relax with stunning views out to sea.

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Day 14

1 Feb 2023

Marvel at the kaleidoscope of wonderful colours peppered around Maputo

Mozambique’s vibrant capital conjures up a number of pleasant surprises, with jacaranda trees growing in the shadows of handsome colonial buildings from the Portuguese colonial era and plenty of beach-facing bars and restaurants in which to idle a few hours. Gaze out at the expanse of the sheltered Maputo Bay from the lively Avenida da Marginal on the seafront and seek out local crafts, exhibitions and dances at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre.

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Day 15

2 Feb 2023

Bask in the beauty of Richards Bay’s natural havens and shimmering waters

This small town beside a lagoon on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a place of great natural beauty and features the deepest natural harbour on the African continent. The Richards Bay Park is a haven for nature-lovers, or there are beaches to relax on with calm, warm seas. For more wildlife escapades, the nearby game reserve, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, is home to the Big Five.

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Day 16

3 Feb 2023

Discover the delights of Durban, from its bustling markets to its golden beaches

Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, bustling Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is South Africa’s second largest city. Known locally as Thekwini, it is South Africa’s leading beach resort with superb weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Head for the Golden Mile Beach and its lengthy promenade, delve into bustling fruit markets or learn about all things aquatic at uShaka Marine World.

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Days 17 - 18

4 - 5 Feb 2023

Savour a final two days at sea being captivated by dazzling shows and eating gorgeous food

Enjoy your final days at sea by making the most that Azamara Journey has to offer. By day, you could find a quiet haven in the library, well-stocked with books and the digital Inspiration Centre. As the night beckons, listen to live music with a cocktail in hand at the Cabaret Lounge or check out ABBA themes nights and karaoke at the Living Room.

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Day 19

6 Feb 2023

Arriving back in Cape Town, you’ll have a further chance to explore this cosmopolitan city

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

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Day 20

7 Feb 2023

For your final day in the Mother City, enjoy a quintessential Cape Town experience with a wander around the Victoria & Alfred

Today you could wander around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a quintessential Cape Town experience that is one of the best things about this vibrant city. Here you’ll find the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and the excellent V&A Food Market, whose stalls sell everything from traditional African stews to ostrich biltong. Alternatively, head up to the summit of Table Mountain or explore the bucolic winelands of the surrounding region.

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Day 21

8 Feb 2023

Leave Cape Town with a wealth of memories to treasure forever

Today you’ll leave wonderful Cape Town and fly home.

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Your Hotel Stays

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
★★★★

Blending perfectly within the lush surroundings of the Zambezi River bank, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers five-star accommodation close to Victoria Falls, an impressive natural wonder of the world. Named after the first European explorer to see Victoria Falls, the hotel is in easy reach of all the activities associated with this glorious naturescape, from microlight tours to elephant-back safaris. The hotel boasts river-facing rooms, ensuring each guest enjoys the same views. Visit the spa to indulge in a wide selection of exquisite treatments, savour delicious dishes in The Kalai Restaurant, a traditionally styled eatery with buffet and a la carte options, and enjoy an array of South African and international wine in the bar.
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Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge
★★★★★

Just a short drive from Sun City, the plush Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge lies in the southwest corner of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, within the remnants of a 1.3-billion-year-old volcano in South Africa. The lodge’s chic accommodation provides a relaxing and sophisticated setting for your safari base. Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment, with spectacular views of the bush or relax on a plush sun lounger by the pool as you soak up more of the stunning vistas.
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Southern Sun The Cullinan
★★★★

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

Victoria Falls

Heralded as one of the must-see attractions in Africa and indeed, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls is a true treasure of the Zambezi River. Spanning more than a kilometre long and at a height of more than one-hundred metres, it is considered the largest waterfall in the world. Walk amidst the lush rainforest, encountering increasingly spectacular views of the falls as it crashes over the cliff and plunges 108 metres into the whirlpool below – the relentless roar and the feeling of the spray on your face will stay with you forever.

Lady Livingstone River Safari

Embark on a relaxing sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, spotting hippos poking their heads above the water and the cry of fish eagles soaring above your head while you sit back, enjoying drinks and snacks as you drift along the river, taking in the spectacular scenery and viewing the incredible local wildlife. Listen out for the cry of a fish eagle, the snort of an elephant or the rush of water as a hippopotamus breaks the surface. It’s the perfect way to experience the heart of Africa.

Royal Livingstone Express

You’ll be met by the traditional Sunset Steam Train with a red-carpet entrance, as you take your places inside the lounge cars of the locomotive. Swish through the shimmering Zambian bushveld as the untamed wilderness and local villages stream leisurely past your window, on your way to a breathtaking view of the thundering falls, as you dine on a five-course meal in a setting of polished woods, sparkling crystal and 1920s glamour.

Pilanesberg National Park Game Drives

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

Your Holiday Summary

 

 

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Walking tour of Victoria Falls
  • Lady Livingstone river safari
  • Royal Livingstone Express train journey including a five-course dinner and drinks
  • Pilanesberg National Park game drives

 

Cruise

  • 12 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Journey
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beers
  • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • 2 nights in port in Cape Town

 

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night five-star hotel stay in Johannesburg at the Peermont D'oreale Grande
  • 3 night four-star stay in Victoria Falls at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
  • 3 night five-star stay in Pilanesberg at the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

 

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices

Departing

7 January 2023

Club Interior

£5,299pp

Club Oceanview

£5,799pp

Club Veranda

£6,399pp

Club Suite

Sold Out

Departing

19 January 2023

Club Interior

£4,999pp

Club Oceanview

£5,499pp

Club Veranda

£5,999pp

Club Suite

£6,999pp

Departing

31 January 2023

Club Interior

£5,199pp

Club Oceanview

£5,699pp

Club Veranda

£6,199pp

Club Suite

£7,299pp

Departing

12 February 2023

Club Interior

£5,399pp

Club Oceanview

£5,899pp

Club Veranda

£6,499pp

Club Suite

£7,499pp

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