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. 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’s adds to the rich ethnic mix. A tropical gem along the 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.
Table Mountain National Park
A trip to the world famous Table Mountain is a must for any visitor to Cape Town. From the top, it is possible to savour the sweeping and expansive panoramas over the city.
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 for the location of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment for many years.
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
One of the oldest game reserves in Africa, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve has great credentials. Stretching over 96,000 hectares of hilly landscape, it contains a diverse range of flora and fauna and was once the exclusive hunting ground of King Shaka. As you observe animals at close range from viewing hides, you really do feel part of the scenery.
Kariega Game Reserve
A 5000 hectare wonderland of untouched wilderness, Kariega Game Reserve - situated approximately one and a half hours from Port Elizabeth - is home to abundance of magnificent wildlife. On safari at Kariega, you can view lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, zebras and much more, all from the comfort and safety of an open-top 4x4 vehicle, with knowledgable rangers as your guide,