South Africa Cruises
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.
Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain National Park
A trip to the world famous Table Mountain is must-do experience for any visitor to Cape Town. From the top of this mighty natural wonder, it is possible to savour sweeper and expansive panoramas overlooking the iconic city below.
If the walls of Robben Island could talk, there would be many a tale to tell. This emotion packed island has a long history as a prison and place of exclusion and known famously as the location of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars.
Durban, South Africa
Indian Culture in Durban
More Indians reside in Durban than any other country outside of India itself. Glimpses of India are visible in the sights, smells and sounds around the city. Many women still wear sarees, the national dress of India, and Indian cuisine is popular. Try bunny chow, a delicious hollow, half-loaf of bread filled with curry, a quintessential Durban meal.
Durban is a magnet for sun worshippers and surfers and as a result is affectionately known as the surf city. Its beaches extend along the Golden Mile, and include a number of beaches that have achieved the renowned Blue Flag Status, which testifies to their safety, cleanliness, adequate facilities and environmental responsibility and are among the best-managed in the world.