Stunning South African Cruise

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Cruise the beautiful coastline of South Africa from Cape Town aboard Boudicca and step ashore at a string of incredible destinations including Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay to go in search of the country’s most iconic wildlife and unspoilt natural landscapes.

A day at sea will ensure a relaxing start to your exotic holiday, allowing you time to familiarise yourself with the ship and get to know your fellow guests as you sail to Port Elizabeth. Once docked, you’ll have two-full days to indulge in an ultimate safari experience. You could spot the ‘Big Five’ at the Kariega or Lalibela Game Reserves; or perhaps watch hundreds of elephants, Cape buffalo and much more in their natural habitat on a 4×4 adventure through Addo Elephant Park. An overnight in Richards Bay follows, with the chance to encounter even more African wildlife, such as rare white rhinos, at Hluhluwe Game Reserve. For a unique cultural experience, join a tour to DumaZulu for a fascinating insight into the Zulu Kingdom’s way of life.

The next two days will be spent docked in Durban, the gateway to the traditional Zulu villages and spectacular landscapes of the famous Valley of a Thousand Hills. The city is also perfectly placed for those wishing to visit Tala Game Reserve or the UNESCO-listed iSimangaliso Wetland Park – home to a diverse range of wildlife including crocodiles, African elephants, turtles and even humpback whales. An abundance of South Africa’s lesser-known fauna await you from Mossel Bay, the next port of call. See over 2,500 Cape fur seals on a boat trip to nearby Seal Island; or tour to Oudtshoorn, ‘the ostrich capital of the world’. Your exotic cruise then concludes back in Cape Town, where there’s plenty to tick-off your ‘must-see’ list before heading home. From the stunning scenery at Cape Point and the penguins of Boulders Beach to iconic Table Mountain, there’s much to discover during almost three days in the ‘Mother City’. Spending one of your evenings watching the sunset over delicious oysters and fine wines at the top of Signal Hill is highly recommended.

Inclusions

  • Return Flights Dublin – Capetown
  • Return Transfers Airport/Port/Hotel
  • 1 night Pre -Cruise stay in a 4* Hotel in Capetown – Breakfast Included
  • 14 nights accommodation aboard 4* Boudicca based on 2 sharing
  • Fine Dining on a Full Board basis
  • All on board entertainment
  • One Check in Baggage of 20kg and hand luggage of 10kg per person
  • Taxes and charges

Itinerary

Day 1 Dublin, Ireland – Capetown, South Africa

 Dublin, Ireland – Capetown, South Africa

Day 2 Capetown, South Africa

Known for its lively waterfront and harbour, serene vineyards and impressive Cape Point National Park, Cape Town is a fascinating, must-visit destination with a deep history. Located on the shore of Table Bay, this picturesque city is best seen from the top of Table Mountain – accessible via cable car – where incredible views of the ‘City Bowl’ are found. Spend the night at a 4* Hotel in Capetown.

Day 3 Depart Capetown, South Africa

Boudicca awaits your arrival, where you will be welcomed on board by the excellent crew. You will have plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship, as she leaves port late at night.

Day 4 At Sea

Cruising

Day 5 Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Known for its incredible weather and deep history, Port Elizabeth provides the total South African Experience. Founded in 1820, much of the city’s history is evident today in the architecture of Fort Frederick and the Campanile Bell Tower – both part of the Donkin Heritage Trail that allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of Port Elizabeth’s original settlers.

Day 6 Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth is steeped in history, evident in the architecture of Fort Frederick and the Campanile Bell Tower – both part of the Donkin Heritage Trail which allows the visitor to follow in the footsteps of the 1820 Settlers on their journey of discovery and settlement. 

Nearby, the Addo Elephant Park offers the chance to encounter the rare Addo Elephant, among a variety of other game; a safari experience at the Kariega Game Reserve takes guests in search of the ‘Big Five’ .

Port Elizabeth offers many historic attractions, one of the most interesting being the 54 hectare Settler’s Park in the city centre, a nature lover’s paradise, as it boasts beautiful flora and fauna.

Day 7 At Sea

Cruising

Day 8 Richards Bay, South Africa

Day 9 Richards Bay, South Africa

Set within Zululand, Richards Bay is surrounded by vast expanses of untouched indigenous scenery, natural lakes and marshes, making it one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in South Africa. The unspoilt wetlands are teeming with wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and over 300 species of bird.

Day 10 Durban, South Africa

Durban is a true paradise blessed with balmy weather all year round and an incredible stretch of beach called the Golden Mile that boasts wonderful views of the idyllic Indian Ocean and many restaurants and bars to enjoy. The largest port city in South Africa, Durban is always busy and vibrant and is one of the continent’s most popular tourist destinations.

Accommodation

14 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star Boudicca, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Line.

Boudicca

Adored by its staff and guests alike, the beautiful Boudicca is originally designed for world cruises. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience.as per usual with Fred. Olsen ships, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring all 880 guests disembark as friends, not just customers.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel, Four seasons and the Heligan Room. In fine weather a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (Call for details)
  • Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Boudicca
  • Incredible drinks package available to pre book – only €18 per person per night
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.
  • Office Use: D1801

  Cost per person: €0pp
  Number of nights: 16

09 January 2018 Inside €2.999
09 January 2018 Oceanview €3,269
09 January 2018 Superior Ocean View €3,659
09 January 2018 Balcony €4,489
09 January 2018 Single Inside €4,429
23 January 2018 Inside €2.999
23 January 2018 Oceanview €3,269
23 January 2018 Superior Ocean View €3,659
23 January 2018 Balcony €4,489 
23 January 2018 Single Inside €4,429 

 

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