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Escorted South African Garden Route with Indian Ocean Beaches & Namibian Coast

25 nights from £3299pp

  • Big Five Safari with Sundowners & Braai (South African BBQ)
  • Cape Town City Tour with Robben Island & Table Mountain
  • Escorted Tour of the Picturesque Garden Route
  • 15 Days Full Board Cruising with MSC to Namibia & Mozambique
  • Includes Flights, Breakfast, Meet & Greet Services & Overseas Transfers

16 Mar 2020

Escorted South African Garden Route with Indian Ocean Beaches & Namibian Coast

Cruise Highlights

MSC Cruises - MSC Orchestra - 25 Nights - 16 Mar 2020


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Two, Big Five Safari Game Drives 

- Trip to the Penguins at Boulder Beach 

- Cellar Tour & Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

- Ostrich Safari with Cango Caves


SHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

With 5 On-board Swimming Pools, food options ranging from the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant to Four Seasons gourmet Italian and La Piazzetta Pizza; combined with live music in the Savannah Bar & Covent Garden Theatre this Cruise will excite between ports around Southern Africa.

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Your Itinerary

  •      

    16 Mar 20

        

    Fly UK to Cape Town (overnight)

         

  • 17 Mar 20

    Cape Town

    Meet & Greet at Cape Town airport with transfer to your 4* V&A Waterfront Hotel.

          

  • 18 Mar 20

    Robben Island, City & Table Mountain Tour

    Walk to ferry terminal at V&A waterfront with guide. Robben Island tour. Lunch at a V&A waterfront restaurant. Transfer to Table Mountain aerial cableway with time to explore and walk around the top of the mountain.

          

  • 19 Mar 20

    Cape Town to Stellenbosch via Penguin Beach

    Following breakfast you will be taken via Chapman's Peak to Cape Point. Breaking for lunch at Bertha's Restaurant in Simon's Town before finishing with a visit to the Penguins at Boulders Beach. Your afternoon ends with checking into your hotel in Stellenbosch. 

        

  • 20 Mar 20

    Full Day Winelands Tour

    The morning starts with a transfer to Franschhoek and short walking tour. Followed by a Cellar Tour & Wine Tasting on a Franschhoek Wine Estate, before returning to Stellenbosch for a wine tasting on an estate in the Stellenbosch Valley.      

  • 21 Mar 20

    Overland to Garden Route Game Lodge

    Afternoon game drive and Garden Route Game Lodge, with Sundowners & Braai - traditional south african bbq served around an open fire under the stars.

         

  • 22 Mar 20

    Early Morning Game Drive

    Following your early morning game drive, you will travel overland to Oudtshoorn. This afternoon you will explore an Ostrich Show Farm by Safari vehicle with Lunch provided before finishing the day exploring the Cango Caves.

         

  • 23 Mar 20

    Overland to Knysna

    Explore the Featherbed Nature Reserve. A unique 150h private Reserve, encompassing the whole of the Western Head of Knysna and one of South Africa's unique Natural Heritage Sites. Lunch Provided.

          

  • 24 Mar 20

    Day at Leisure

        

  • 25 Mar 20

    Overland to Port Elizabeth via Tsitsikamma Forest

    Travelling over to Port Elizabeth with a break in Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma National Park is an area of the Garden Route National Park, on South Africa’s southern coast. It encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like the Big Tree, a towering yellowwood.   

  • 26 Mar 20

    Port Elizabeth Airport

    Fly to Durban with Meet & Greet Services and transfer to your 4* Accomodation for your pre-cruise night.

        

  • 27 Mar 20

    Embark MSC Orchestra 

    Transfer to Durban harbour and embark MSC Orchestra.

         

  • 28-29 Mar 20

    Portuguese Island, Mozambique 

    Take some time between dips in the warm, crystalline ocean waters to stroll around this island. It is six kilometres long, about an hour walk on sand that caresses the soles of your feet, with only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.

         

  • 30 Mar 20

    Pomene, Mozambique

    Smiling and hospitable people, magical beaches, colonial cities and hut villages, baobab and mangrove forests, unspoiled islands and some of the most stunning beaches on the African continent.

           

  • 31 Mar 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 01 Apr 20

    Durban, South Africa

    Durban, or ‘Durbs’ as the locals call her, offers a plethora of modern excitement with delightful colonial buildings and art deco.

        

  • 02 Apr 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 03 Apr 20

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, situated on the Algoa Bay of South Africa's eastern Cape. Created by stunning golden beaches and resorts, Port Elizabeth is a perfect destination as a gateway to South Africa's great wildlife paradise.

           

  • 04 Apr 20

    At Sea.

       

  • 05-06 Apr 20

    Cape Town, South Africa

    South Africa's heart and soul, the capital city of Cape Town. On approach to the port of Cape town, fall captive to the Mother City and its stunning mountainous backdrop, Table Mountain and its surrounding peninsula seamlessly blending downwards into the granite rocks and boulders lay across the golden white sands of Clifton beach.

             

  • 07 Apr 20

    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Walvis Bay, literally translating to 'Whale Bay' derives its name from the marine rich conditions here often attracting the Baleen whale. The lagoon front is famous as a hot spot for pelicans and flamingos, and acts as the hibernation area for thousands of migratory birds.

         

  • 08 Apr 20

    Luderitz, Namibia

    Lüderitz is a coastal town in southwestern Namibia. It’s known for its German colonial buildings, including the art nouveau Goerke Haus, built into the rock face on Diamond Hill.

          

  • 09 Apr 20

    At Sea.

       

  • 10 Apr 20

    Cape Town - Disembark

    Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

         

  • 11 Apr 20

    Arrive in the UK.

         

Highlights

  • Big Five Game Drive

    Big Five Game Drive

    In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and cape buffalo. Game Drives are best operated in the early morning or evening when the animals are most active, with evening game drives followed by a Braai (South African BBQ) & Sundowners (a drink of either beer, wine or spirit served at the end of the game drive in the bush).

  • Boulder Beach

    Boulder Beach

    Cape Town has many picture-postcard beaches, but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don't – a large colony of African penguins! The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town's most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.

  • Cango Caves

    Cango Caves

    The Cango Caves is situateds in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains near Oudtshoorn - South Africa. The Cango Caves are some of the largest limestone caverns in the world.

  • Cape Town

    South Africa's heart and soul, the capital city of Cape Town. On approach to the port of Cape town fall captive to the Mother City and its stunning mountainous backdrop, Table Mountain and its surrounding peninsula seamlessly blending downwards into the granite rocks and boulders lay across the golden white sands of Clifton beach.

  • Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Wine Tasting

    Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Wine Tasting

    About an hour’s drive from Cape Town - and less than half an hour from Stellenbosch, South Africa’s oldest settlement and centre of its wine production - lies the small town of Franschhoek, which has the unlikely distinction of being one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. There’s an unreality about this tiny place (population: 20,000), the white-washed, gabled Cape Dutch homesteads made immaculate by the clarity of light.

  • Knysna

    Knysna

    Knysna is situated in the heart of the Garden Route and is the perfect town to stay while exploring the surrounding areas - with the Knysna Lagoon pictured here. 

  • Portuguese Island, Mozambique

    Set between the African coast and the Indian Ocean, Portuguese Island is a small, uninhabited island. It is located at the external limit of Maputo Bay, host to the capital of Mozambique, under the cover of Inhaca Island, the chosen location for some of the most luxurious resorts of the entire continent. Only the blue of the water and the green of the low vegetation for company.

  • Table Mountain

    South Africa’s most photographed landmark; Table Mountain spurs up to an elevation of 1085 metres of granite and boulder from its golden sand routes down at Clifton beach. Across it you will find approximately 2,200 species of plants, 1470 of which are floral, many being found at the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the mountain’s eastern foot.

  • Tsitsikamma National Park

    Tsitsikamma National Park

    Tsitsikamma National Park is an area of the Garden Route National Park, on South Africa’s southern coast. It encompasses a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like the Big Tree, a towering yellowwood. The Mouth Trail crosses a suspension bridge over Storms River. The Otter Trail leads to Nature’s Valley, with birds including the Cape batis. The park is also home to small mammals, including bush pigs.

  • Walvis Bay

    Walvis Bay

    Flamingos at Walvis. Lesser and greater flamingos flock in large numbers to pools along the Namib Desert coast, particularly around Walvis Bay and Lüderitz. They're excellent fliers, and have been known to migrate up to 500km overnight in search of proliferations of algae and crustaceans.

Your Ship

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra is luxury cruising at its best. Designed to wow guests onboard, you'll find a waterfall in the Atrium, a Zen Garden in the Sushi Bar and a tranquil spa. Staterooms and Suites are spacious yet elegant and most have private balconies.

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Package fares from £pp

  • Inside

    £3299pp

  • Outside

    £3349pp

  • Balcony

    £3599pp

  • Suite

    FULL

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