Africa Mystery Holiday

Africa Mystery Holidays

  • Spoil yourselves with many African jewels, by spotting the Big 5 on an original African Game Safari.
  • Spoil yourselves with a fire-lit dinner around in a traditional boma.
  • Spoil yourselves with original African gold and diamond jewellery, Africa is willing to loan you.
  • Spoil and yourselves with innumerable wildlife teeming across an African savannah.
  • Spoil yourselves by conversing with friendly inquisitive African locals.
  • Spoil yourself with delectable African cocktails, while glancing over the Indian or Atlantic Ocean.
  • Spoil yourselves with never-ending sun soaked beaches, parading along Africa.
  • Spoil yourself with a golden bronze skin colour, soaked up from the African sun.
  • Spoil yourselves with palatable crustaceans; African oceans are willing to share.
  • Spoil yourselves and discover vibrant African metropolis with their unique and world class hotels
  • Spoil yourselves and visit at least 1 of the 145 different World Heritage Sites in Africa.

The Road to Mandalay

The Road to Mandalay Cruise

  • Road to Mandalay. The tune, ‘On the Road to Mandalay’ demonstrates Frank Sinatra’s confused memories of the Far East combined with memories of the Bay of Bengal.
  • Mandalay is the second largest city in Mayanmar, founded in 1857, famous for being ascribed as the old royal capital of Myanmar.
  • In the past, the Burmese kings lived in the city, so one can occasionally still stumble over some of their artifacts. The city itself does present a certain nostalgic feeling of royalty, while cruising on one of the most fabled rivers, gliding past ancient pagodas and charming fishing villages.
  • The vessel, the Road to Mandalay, transpires a tranquil intimate experience matching royal surroundings.
  • Amongst the royal décor, you also are treated the same, appreciating the peace you observe and your peace within.

The Eastern Oriental Express

The Eastern Oriental Express

  • The Eastern Oriental Express traverses through South Eastern Asia accommodating visitors in unrivalled etiquette on a mysterious adventure, an adventure yet to be discovered.
  • The elegant green exterior accentuates the polished paneled wooden corridors with silken furniture, leaving a distinct Asian feel. The exotic and haute-culture cuisine is served in ornamental dining cars.
  • Be seated at a freshly ironed white-linen coated table, outfitted with sparkling crystal and glittering silverware.
  • Rub shoulders with celebrities, while you sway to the jazz orientating from the Bar Carriage.
  • Stewards at your beck and call, present you with champagne, wine and cocktails. Your elegant cabin with its plush furnishings awaits you, as the Oriental Express rolls into the night.
  • To spoil you even more, a befitting gown and slippers are laid out for your comfort.
  • Tomorrow you will experience a new beginning, as you set out to discover the region’s secrets for yourself.

Blue Train

Blue Train

  • As time rushes past from the 19 th Century towards the dawn of the following era, a dream was born.
  • The dream was to link the legislative capital of South Africa, Cape Town, with the administrative capital of the country, Pretoria, via modern technology.
  • From this dream, the Blue Train manifested. The Blue Train skillfully negotiates the tracks throughout South Africa only complementing the breath-taking scenery, befitting the mystique of the country.
  • Presidents, royalty, celebrities to honeymooners indulge on this superb five star “hotel-on-wheels”, even ordinary folk, romanticizing about life spent in luxury, a life out-of-reach thus far.
  • Until now…
  • Welcome aboard The Blue Train, your unforgettable experience into the soul of Africa is about to begin…

Shongololo Express

Shongololo Express

  • The Shongololo (millipede) was founded, as indigenous South Africans recognized and described the moving carriages of a train as a millipede, which resulted in the birth of the Shongololo Express
  • This is an extremely relaxing and pleasant way to experience and enjoy South Africa in a luxurious manner.
  • The cabins are all elegant but come in different sizes ranging from the larger Emerald Double to the less grand, Gold Twin.
  • The price range of the differing cabins enable everyone to afford a voyage on a luxury train.

Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

  • Since establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail earned international recognition and merit for world class travelling experiences.
  • From 2 to 15 days, Rovos Rail offers luxury journeys across Africa to some of the continents greatest destinations.
  • The “Pride of Africa” only halts for exciting excursions, just prolonging the anticipated arrival.
  • Step aboard, mingle on the “Pride of Africa” and behold the vintage wood-panelled coaches, while you cherish the varied scenery unfolding beyond the windows.
  • With impeccable and benevolent service, haute cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail emphasizes the simpler, the elegant era only accentuating the timeless grace and high romance of an African journey.
  • Diesel and/or electric allow a maximum 72 passengers to be conveyed in 36 superbly outfitted suites.
  • The Rovos Rail is also available for events and private charters and has a capacity of 250 guests for specific daytime charters.

Laos

Laos

  • Laos officially called the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a socialist landlocked state in South Eastern Asia.
  • Between the 14 th and 18 th centuries Laos became an economic hub for trade, due to its position in the centre of South Eastern Asia.
  • The capital of Laos is Vientiane, located on the Mekong River in Northern Laos. A popular tourist destination is the old capital of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang lies in the valley where the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers meet. It is known for the bountiful of Buddhist temples and Luang Prabang inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1995.
  • Currently the population of Laos is approximately 7.2 million people (August 2020). Most people live in the valleys along the Mekong River.

Laos Additional Info

  • Laos is a highly multilingual country with the inhabitants speaking 86 different languages. The language Lao is the official language and is spoken by slightly more than half of the population.
  • The tourism sector has more than doubled from tourists visiting Laos in 1990. The cities of Luang Prabang and Vet Phou are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Laos is the least developed country in the South Eastern Asian region. Often it is referred to as ‘The Land of a Million Elephants’ and offers an untouched and unspoiled glimpse into the olden day life in those regions. Laos offers various landscapes, from thick jungle and lush floodplains through to dramatically rugged mountains and cave networks.
  • Laos’s serene blend of forested mountains, limestone karsts and riverfront towns, keeps nature lovers returning back again more and more.
  • Laos has stylish, elegant cities such as Vientiane and Luang Prabang, which combine French colonial architecture, stunning Buddhist temples and a laid back atmosphere far removed from other Asian cities.

Places of Interest

  • Kuang Si Caves & Waterfalls
  • Vientiane
  • Patuxay Monument,
  • Wat Si Saket Temple
  • Wat Phra Keo Temple also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Buddha Park

Additional Places

  • Kong Lor Caves
  • Wat Phu Khmer temple
  • Luang Prabang Temples
  • Vientiane Morning Market
  • Tham Kong Lo Cave

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday

Cambodia

Cambodia

  • Cambodia, officially the “Kingdom of Cambodia” lies on Southern section of the peninsular in South Eastern Asia.
  • On the 5 January 1976, the government changed the country’s name from Cambodia to Kampuchea in the Khmer language.
  • During the 12 th century, the Khmer Empire became the largest empire in South Eastern Asia. Via modern technologies it was established that Angkor had been the largest pre-industrial city in the world with an area of over 2980 sqkm.
  • The city populated up to 1million inhabitants and Angkor Wat still boasts immaculately preserved religious temples.

Cambodia Additional Info

  • These well preserved temples serve as a reminder of Cambodia’s past, where Cambodia had major regional power until the 15 th century. Angkor Wat and the surroundings have acclaimed UNESCO status. To safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings, it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1992.
  • The head of Cambodia’s leading party, Hun Sen, who is the current longest serving prime minister in the world. The capital of Cambodia is Phnom Penh, which lays at the junction of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. The current population of Cambodia is approximately 16.7 million inhabitants (August 2020), with the majority of the population living in rural areas near rivers.
  • The language of Khmer is spoken by nearly 90% of the population and is the official language of Cambodia.
  • The tourism industry is Cambodia’s second largest form of income stimulating the GDP. Phom Penh and Angkor Wat are Cambodia’s main tourist destinations. Cambodia is a safe destination.
  • Cambodia is a country of lush rugged mountains and jungles. The isolated tribal people have beautiful beaches and deserted islands with inspiring ancient temples and landmarks. Cambodia is strewn with ancient ruins and artifacts.
  • Cambodia’s history could start with visiting the Silver Pagoda continue to the colorful Royal Palace and the poignant Tuol Sleng Museum before continuing to the Buddhist memorial of the ‘Killing Fields’ in Siem Reap. It could be that you might discover yourself becoming another tomb raider in the temples of Angkor Wat. The Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia, which is the largest religious monument in the world. – It is a Definite Must!!

Places of Interest

  • Angkor Wat
  • Bayon Temple
  • Banteay Srei Temple
  • Koh Ker Temple
  • Kratie riverside town with Mekong Dolphins
  • Bokor Hill Station
  • Silver Pagoda at the Royal Palace

Additional Places

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday

  • Tonle Sap Freshwater Lake
  • Sihanoukville (Beaches)
  • Koh Rong Island (Beaches)
  • Koh Rong Sanloem Island (Beaches)
  • Temple of Preah Vihear

Indonesia

Indonesia

  • Indonesia, officially called the Republic of Indonesia lies in South Eastern Asia in the Java Sea between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. Indonesia consists of more than 17’000 islands and is the globes largest island country.
  • The capital Jakarta is found on Java Island and is classified as the second most populous urban area on the globe. Bali lies just 8 degrees South of the equator creating an even climate all year round.
  • Within the many islands lies the island of Bali. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, having the highest number of different fish and turtle species in the world.
  • Bali is home to a unique Subak water irrigation system; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Indonesia Additional Info

  • In 1949, the Indonesian Island of Bali gained its independence from the Dutch.
  • Although the current population of Indonesia is approximately 273.5 million people (August 2020) , the current population of Bali stands approximately at 682.000 people.
  • Due to the increase in tourism, many locals on the island of Bali can converse to some degree in English.
  • Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, which is made up of thousands of large and small islands are connected by the strait and the ocean.
  • Whatever you choose, the experience is sure to be one filled with awe and appreciation in a country beaming with history and natural beauty as Indonesia is.

Places of Interest

  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Sekumpul Waterfalls
  • Diamond Beach
  • Gili Islands
  • Monkey Forest – Ubud
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Tanah Lot Temple

Additional Places

  • Tirta Empul Temple
  • Besakih Temple
  • Ubud Royal Palace
  • Elephant Cave Temple
  • Kuta Beach
  • Surfing
  • Yogo Retreats
  • Islands and beaches

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday

Thailand

Thailand

  • Thailand originally known as ‘The Kingdom of Thailand’ is located in the center of the Indochinese Peninsular.
  • Thailand has a constitutional monarchy and does periodically alter between democracy and communism. After World War 1 ‘The Kingdom of Thailand’ officially changed its name to Thailand.
  • Thailand has the largest economy in South Eastern Asia and is classified as a newly industrialized economy in S.E. Asia

Thailand Additional Info

  • Thailand has approximately 69.8 inhabitants (August 2020) which is equivalent to 0.9% of the global population.
  • Tourism contributes 20.2% towards Thailand’s GDP (World Tourism Organization in 2013). Asian tourists primarily visit Bangkok and the historical, natural and cultural sites. Western tourists mainly visit Bangkok, travel towards the Southern beaches and the islands. To accommodate the great influx of tourism, a tourist police has been set up in major touristic areas.
  • Thailand is the most visited destination in S. E. Asia, as it demonstrates a highly developed infrastructure and service level, enabling Thailand to adequately present a huge diversity of landscape, cultural sites and activities.
  • Every traveler feels at home here, whatever their desire or need. Enjoy trekking in an unmapped jungle or seek adventure tours in N. Thailand, while the beach-lovers can pleasure themselves with island hopping amongst the many beautiful islands in the Thailand Gulf and/or the Andaman Sea.

Places of Interest

  • Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi
  • Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
  • Floating Markets near Bangkok
  • Hua Hin Beaches
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Ko Nang Yuan very close to Koh Tao (Beaches, diving, snorkelling)
  • Wat Arun, Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Additional Places

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday

  • Ko Lipe Island
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Similan Islands archipelago (Diving and live aboards)
  • Ayuthaya Historical Park
  • Mu Ko Chang National Park
  • Grand Palace, Bangkok
  • Phang Nga Bay, Phuket
  • Ko Phi Phi
  • Samui Island (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Toa)
  • Wat Rong Khun, Chang Rai