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Maputo National Park, Mozambique

Spectacular Southern Africa with Oceania

18-day luxury cruise holiday from £6,315 pp incl. flights

Simply More included


Short description

Explore Southern Africa in style with Oceania Cruises


  • Take in the iconic city sights of Cape Town
  • Spot the Big Five at an Eastern Cape Game Reserve
  • Go off-the-beaten-track sights in Maputo and Toliara, Madagascar
  • Enjoy all the luxuries of your Oceania cruise ship with 'Simply More' included

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Cape Town
  • 1 Night Mossel Bay
  • 1 Night Port Elizabeth
  • 1 Night East London
  • 2 Nights Richards Bay
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Toliara
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Maputo
  • 1 Night Cape Town


Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

The coast, wilderness and wildlife of southern Africa take centre stage on this luxury voyage around the southern tip of this vast continent. Along the way, you'll discover gorgeous coastlines dotted with towns and cities rich in history. From Cape Town, one of Africa's most beautiful cities and a rich melting pot of cultures, you'll voyage along the southern coast of Africa into the Indian Ocean to explore Toliara in Madagascar and Maputo in Mozambique.  It's all paired with the myriad luxuries of your Oceania cruise ship – Nautica.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Cape Town

Fly overnight to Cape Town, arriving in the morning, and you will be transferred to  your overnight hotel. Whilst in the city, explore its famous Waterfront area, home to many restaurants, boutiques and markets. For breath-taking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot.  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: Cape Town hotel 

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Cape Town & embark

After a leisurely breakfast and short time to explore Cape Town, transfer to to your Oceania cruise ship and embark. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B D

Day 4
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 5
Gqeberha (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 and the oldest bowling green in South Africa. Stay close to the city to take in the likes of Bayworld with its fascinating cultural history museum, an oceanarium and a snake and dinosaur park. Alternatively, an Eastern Cape safari is just a short hop away, with malaria-free reservers host to the iconic Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 6
East London

The nation's only port on a river, East London stretches along the banks of the Buffalo and is revered for its unspoiled beaches. Although links to England are apparent, East London still bears a refreshing South African ambiance. The aquarium is phenomenal, as is the East London Museum, which displays the world's only dodo egg.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
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

Days 9-10
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 11
Toliara (Tuléar), Madagascar

Toliara (formerly Tuléar) is Madagascar’s is close to St. Augustine’s Bay and its surrounds, which are blessed with an excellent mix of pristine beaches and shallow frontal reefs, making it a wonderful place to snorkel and swim. Indeed, the Toliara coral reef is the 3rd largest coral reef system in the world. With less rainfall than the rest of the country and consistently warm days it is also a year-round beach destination. Inland, a number of exotic national parks and reserves are home to unique arid landscapes which support some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna. 

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Day 12
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 13
Maputo, Mozambique

Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo is once again marking a pitch to attract luxury travellers. Perhaps take an optional walking tour of the city to the eye-catching Beaux-Arts Central Railway Station and the lively central market. Or sip a demitasse of espresso and savour a traditional custard tart at the Café Continental. Alternatively, follow a local guide through the poor, but culturally rich suburb of Mafalala, and gain insight into the lifestyle and how it has changed since Mozambique’s independence.

Stay: Nautica

Meals: B L D

Days 14-15
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 16
Cape Town

Return to Cape Town you will moor overnight, giving one last chance to explore this wonderful city. Sometimes referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is influenced by many different cultures, including Dutch, British and Malay.

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. Speak to one of our specialists for more details.



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


18-day luxury cruise holiday
from £6,315 pp incl. flights

Departure: 19 January 2026

Simply More included
Book by: 31 July 2024


  • Scheduled flights from the UK to Cape Town (economy class - please ask for upgrades)
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel in Cape Town
  • Transfers to and from hotel and ship
  • 14-night cruise aboard Nautica in an Ocean View stateroom
  • Dining at all specialty restaurants
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi

With 'Simply MORE' you will also enjoy:

  • US$800 shore excursion credit
  • Champagne, wine & more
  • Gourmet specialty dining
  • Unlimited WiFi

Amenities are per stateroom

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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