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Flamingos, Walvis Bay, Namibia

Wondrous Wildlife of Southern Africa

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,260 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Last few cabins available

Summary

Short description

Explore Southern Africa in style

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Highlights

  • Marvel at the hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species at Walvis Bay
  • Relax on the beaches of Port Elizabeth
  • Spot the Big Five at an Eastern Cape Game Reserve
  • Take in the city sights of Cape Town and Durban
  • Enjoy all the luxuries of your Oceania cruise ship

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Cape Town
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Walvis Bay
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Port Elizabeth
  • 2 Nights Durban
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Maputo
  • 1 Night Richards Bay
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Mossel Bay
  • 1 Night Cape Town

About

Recommended for:
History & culture | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

The wilderness and wildlife of Africa take centre stage on this luxury cruise around the southern coast of Arica. Along the way, you'll discover towns rich in  history, from the German-colonial villages of Namibia to the Commonwealth treasures and vibrant townships of South Africa. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries of your Oceania cruise ship, Nautica, one of the most luxurious ships at sea.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Cape Town

Fly overnight to Cape Town, arriving in the morning. Make your way to the ship or if you have time, explore the city. It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 3
At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of your ship's facilities, from the entertainment lounges to the pool deck and the indulgent spa. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Walvis Bay

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 6-7
At Sea

Enjoy two relaxing days at sea, making the most of your ship's facilities, from the entertainment lounges to the pool deck and the indulgent spa. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Port Elizabeth

South Africa's third largest port, Port Elizabeth is known as “The Friendly City.” A popular destination for water sports, Port Elizabeth offers spectacular beaches, historical attractions, the oldest bowling green in South Africa and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Bayworld features a fascinating cultural history museum, an oceanarium and a snake and dinosaur park.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Durban

British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it's the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of your ship's facilities, from the entertainment lounges to the pool deck and the indulgent spa. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Maputo

Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo once again attracts the rich and famous, whom you may see while sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Hotel Polana. Maputo's struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism is recounted in local museums.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Richards Bay

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 14
At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of your ship's facilities, from the entertainment lounges to the pool deck and the indulgent spa. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Mossel Bay

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 16
Cape Town

Sometimes referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is the most famous port in South Africa and is influenced by many different cultures, including Dutch, British and Malay. It's also home to some truly iconic sights, not least the imposing Table Mountain, idyllic Camp's Bay and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent much of his time in prison. Also, don't miss out on a trip to the Townships, where you'll encounter an authentic view of South African life.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 17-18
Depart for UK

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. Alternatively, extend your stay in Cape Town, perhaps exploring the Cape Winelands or heading along the coast to the whale watching town of Hermanus.

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,260 pp incl. flights

Departure: 11 January 2022

Last few cabins available
Book by: 31 March 2021

Special offer:

Discounted price plus choose one of the following options:

  • 8 Shore Excursions
  • Beverage Package
  • $800 Shipboard Credit

Includes:

  • Scheduled flights from the UK
  • Transfers to and from ship
  • Inside stateroom
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Free Wi-Fi

The O Life Difference

  • Intimate, luxurious ships
  • Exceptional personalised service
  • Elegant casual ambiance, no jacket or tie required
  • A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • The Finest Cuisine at Sea™
  • Epicurean enrichment programmes, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations
  • Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 450 alluring destinations
  • Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays
  • Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® spa

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