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South Africa’s Blue Train just became slower – But in a Good Way

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Vicki Tester

 

In 2019 South Africa’s Blue train relaunched its classic train journey between Pretoria and Cape Town (in either direction) now making this a two-night experience. This will allow guests to relax more and soak up the scenery. The Blue Train has always been considered the epitome of luxury, hospitality and leisure.

The train now departs at 4pm and arrives at its destination at 10:30 two days later. The cabins compare well with the finest hotels, with en suite bathroom or shower (depending on level of cabin you choose) and the attention of your personal butler. The Observation Cat at the end of the train has windows on 3 sides allowing you to make the most of the passing scenery.

There is also a 2 ½ hour ‘off train’ excursion to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum and visit to the Big Hole.

This journey would make a great addition to any trip to South Africa and a wonderful way to see part of this amazing country. If you would like to find out more then please contact us.

 

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Picture courtesy of The Blue Train, South Africa

Sunrise Turtle Landing

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Vicki Tester

 

Today we received a quick newsletter from one of our suppliers AfriAsia.  This we thought was a wonderful turtle sighting and experience, and something that you yourself could witness if staying at this luxury resort in Malaysia:

 

Picture courtesy of YTL Hotels and TanJong Jara Resort

 

 

Picture courtesy of YTL Hotels and TanJong Jara Resort

 

 

 

 

This special early morning visit took place on the beach right under one of the resort’s sun umbrellas as the sun began to rise.
Once her eggs had been safely laid, this majestic creature returned to the South China Sea.

The Turtle Hatchery currently holds 25 nests and a total of 2274 eggs – of these, two batches of hatchlings have already been released. Guests have enjoyed witnessing this amazing experience and the Nest Adoption programme has become a great hit.

Picture courtesy of YTL Hotels and TanJong Jara Resort

Picture courtesy of YTL Hotels and TanJong Jara Resort

Windstar Cruises’

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Sue Riggs

 

How would you like to explore the possibilities of a small ship luxury cruising?

Windstar cruises are launching two wonderful all suite yachts this Spring. Sail the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and closer to home Italy, Greece, Turkey and many more amazing destinations. Windstar’s unique themed voyages offer you the chance to see some of the world’s exclusive destinations and events whilst their Ocean cruises do what sailing yachts were designed for. Time for you to spend exactly as you desire, sunrises and sunsets with fascinating ports waiting on the horizon. The beauty of a small ship is the ability to sail into some of the tiny harbours and hidden coves that the much larger ships cannot access.

Star Breeze and Star Legend – All Suite Yachts

With only a maximum of 212 guests on board it’s no wonder, from the moment you step on-board, it feels like you’re on your own private yacht.

The newly refurbished suites have a spacious living area with ocean views, giving you the wow factor from the minute you enter. Once you have settled into your suite make your way to the fantastic public areas. Relax in one of the lounges or try your luck in the casino and wind down in the tranquil Windspa.

Meals are a treat for your senses, all prepared by a first class chef and served with style along with a collection of fine wines.

For more information on this and other small ship cruising around the world give us a call on 01323 446550 or send us an e-mail to info@experienceholidays.co.uk.

 

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