Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will have three nights to explore this beautiful area. Give our knowledgeable travel experts a call to arrange your hotel.
A wonderful city on South Africa’s southwest coast, Cape Town is brimming in unforgettable moments. Relax on the beach amongst wild penguins on Boulders Beach, visit Robben Island, and board a cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
You’ll have the morning to keep exploring the city, before boarding the Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship at midday.
Day five will be spent sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to your next destination. This is a great chance to enjoy the ship’s luxurious amenities, including a casino, a spa, a gorgeous pool deck, and gourmet restaurants.
Bright, colourful colonial buildings line the streets of this kooky coastal town. Choose from the array of shore excursions, including a ghost tour around Kolamskop, or a simple stroll along the waterfront adorned with Art Nouveau architecture and home to penguins, sharks, seals and dolphins.
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Avid bird watchers will love this natural lagoon and deep-sea harbour – a flurry of fuchsia pink flamingos and white pelicans regularly flock to the bay, as well as thousands of other migrating species that fly here annually. The city is also a great gateway to fun desert-fuelled activities.
You’ll have two days to explore this marvellous destination, and there’s many shore excursions to fill your time with too. Embark on a half-day lagoon cruise to see the dolphins and seals, discover the Namib Desert via an off-road vehicle, or take a trip to the fascinatingly eerie Swakopmund.
The next two days will be spent at sea. Day 9 will be a stretch across the Atlantic Ocean, whilst on Day 10 your journey will take you past the Cape of Good Hope – a jagged headland known for its dramatic scenery.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Your port of call today is Port Elizabeth, a picturesque city that marks the endpoint of the Garden Route. Nicknamed the ‘Friendly City’, you’re guaranteed a great time here, especially if you enjoy water sports, scuba diving, and whale watching.
There are many immersive shore excursions available here, including a trip to Addo Elephant Park, a game drive through the wildlife abundant Pumba Private Game Reserve, and a trip to the arts and craft centre.
East London, South Africa
Home to South Africa’s only river port and nestled along the Indian Ocean coast between the Buffalo and Nahoon rivers, East London is a vibrant city, and well-loved thanks to its sub-tropical climate and natural beauty. There’s plenty of nearby safari reserves too, ideal for a game drive brimming with wildlife sightings, including Mpongo Game Reserve, and Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve.
Durban, South Africa
This charming sub-tropical city will give you a wonderful insight into Africa’s vibrant culture. This is your chance to discover the traditional lifestyle of the Zulu people, as well as exploring the Old Market Square, Golden Mile beachfront, and Gray Street Mosque.
Today you will sail across the Indian Ocean to your next destination.
Maputo is a wonderfully laidback city, decorated with a blend of colonial palaces and modern high-rise architecture. There’s lots of great attractions to explore here, including The Cathedral, Mercado Central (best seen with a bag of freshly roasted cashews in your hand), the National Museum of Art, and Avenida Julius Nyerere – adorned with boutiques and restaurants.
Richards Bay, South Africa
One of South Africa’s largest harbours, Richards Bay is well renowned for its stunning beaches and luscious wetland scenery. This characterful town has a wonderful summery climate all your round, and is home to the visitor entrance to Zululand.
Another day sailing across the crystal-clear Indian Ocean.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
This town is a fantastic beachside destination, with at least 300 days of sunshine each year, and more than 37 miles of pristine beach. There are many lovely museums to explore, and we’d recommend visiting the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse.
Today you will arrive back in Cape Town, where your cruise will end.
Three nights’ accommodation in Cape Town
15 nights on board the Seven Seas Explorer
Food and drink (including fine wines and premium spirits) on board the Seven Seas Explorer
Shore excursions (some are an additional price)