South Africa Cruises

Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa Cruises with Fred. Olsen offer up ample opportunities to go in search of native African wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’ on a game reserve tour. Also recommended are chances to learn about traditional Zulu life, ascend Table Mountain in a cable car, explore the picturesque Garden Route, see penguins at Boulders Beach, and toast the sunset from Signal Hill with champagne and oysters.

As your cruise ship reaches Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, the city's beauty will blow you away. [ReadMoreMob]The city itself is very thoughtfully laid out with all the major tourist attractions clustered together. Of course, when you’ve had enough of the sights and shopping, there are always glorious beaches and famous vineyards to visit.

Durban adds to the rich ethnic mix. A tropical gem along the [ReadMoreDesk]Indian Ocean, Durban has numerous trendy bars and restaurants where you can relax and sample some of the local delights. The only problem you’re likely to encounter on your South African cruise holiday is deciding on what to see first.

Cruises to South Africa

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

African Wildlife & Indian Ocean Islands

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192627

  • From going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on exhilarating safari adventures and discovering fauna-rich coral reefs to exploring unspoilt islands and indulging in pure relaxation at picture-perfect beaches, this enthralling cruise packs in memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout.
  • You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
  • Quintessential Seychelles beaches such as idyllic Anse Lazio await at Praslin Island, before calls at Malé and Colombo offer a taste of authentic Maldivian and Sri Lankan life. Then, in the Andaman Sea, the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and fabulous Phuket awaits you.

African Wildlife & Landscapes

African Wildlife & Landscapes

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
14 nights • Boudicca • D1926

  • There will be chances to encounter a diverse array of fascinating wildlife, from going in search of the ‘Big Five’ and rare white rhinos on unforgettable safari adventures to exploring coral reefs teeming with colourful fauna and flora, on this epic journey of discovery aboard Boudicca.
  • You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
  • That’s not all though, this 14-night cruise also packs in the iconic landmarks of Cape Town; an opportunity to visit DumaZulu for a fascinating insight into the Zulu Kingdom’s way of life; and time to indulge in pure relaxation at picture-perfect paradise beaches.

From £1,299pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D202728

  • Discover distant destinations galore on this epic journey, from a string of stunning Macaronesian and South Atlantic islands, to captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Visit Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two Cape Verde islands, then enjoy the rare chance to admire Ascension Island’s verdant landscapes and explore St. Helena’s links to Napoleon.
  • Finally, during visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, you could go in search of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and tour to the world’s largest desert, before stopping overnight in iconic Cape Town.

From £3,999pp

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Atlantic Islands & Desert Dunes

Atlantic Islands & Desert Dunes

Departs: Santa Cruz de Tenerife • Thu 12 Nov 2020
21 nights • Boudicca • D2028

  • Discover distant destinations galore on this epic journey, from a string of stunning Macaronesian and South Atlantic islands, to captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Visit Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two Cape Verde islands, then enjoy the rare chance to admire Ascension Island’s verdant landscapes and explore St. Helena’s links to Napoleon.
  • Finally, during visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, you could go in search of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and tour to the world’s largest desert, before stopping overnight in iconic Cape Town.

From £3,599pp

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Remote Islands & African Wildlife

Remote Islands & African Wildlife

Departs: Santa Cruz de Tenerife • Thu 12 Nov 2020
35 nights • Boudicca • D202829

  • Seek-out the world’s largest desert, iconic landmarks and legendary wildlife in Africa; and sample paradise at a collection of idyllic Indian Ocean islands – all in just over a month – on this incredible holiday.
  • You can experience an ultimate South African safari; encounter Madagascar’s famous fauna and flora; explore the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see the Seychelles giant land tortoises.
  • You’ll also visit the sun-kissed Canaries and verdant Cape Verde; take in rarely-visited Ascension and St Helena; visit Namibia for the Namib Desert; and stop overnight in captivating Cape Town.

From £5,299pp

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African Wildlife Adventure

African Wildlife Adventure

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 03 Dec 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2029

  • From seeking-out the ‘Big Five’ game on exhilarating safari adventures to exploring coral reefs teeming with colourful flora and fauna, enjoy unforgettable wildlife experiences on this cruise.
  • Tour breathtaking South African game reserves; go in search Madagascar’s native wildlife, such as lemurs and chameleons; snorkel the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon; and see the Seychelles’ giant land tortoises.
  • What’s more, this incredible cruise also packs in the iconic landmarks of Cape Town; an opportunity to delve into Durban’s Indian-influenced heritage; and time to relax at picture-perfect beaches.

From £3,199pp

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African Wildlife with Asia & Singapore New Year

African Wildlife with Asia & Singapore New Year

Departs: Cape Town • Thu 03 Dec 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D202930

  • Chances to encounter incredible wildlife; discover paradise at idyllic islands; taste Far-Eastern culture; and see in the New Year in style make for an unforgettable end to 2020 and start to 2021.
  • Seek-out South Africa’s ‘big game’ on exhilarating safari adventures; see Madagascar’s famous fauna and flora; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon in Mayotte; and meet giant land tortoises in the Seychelles.
  • Spend Christmas Eve in Colombo and Christmas Day on board Boudicca, before visiting culture-rich Malaysia; being part of Singapore’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations; and uncovering ancient castles, among countless other highlights, in Japan.

From £7,199pp

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