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

25 nights from £3299pp

  • Table Mountain, Robben Island & Cape Town City Tour
  • Classic South African Big Five Game Drive
  • Escorted Tour of the world-renowned Garden Route
  • 15 Days Cruising with MSC with Free Upgrade to Fantastica Benefits Package

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:

- Table Mountain, Robben Island & Cape Town City Tour

- Classic South African Big Five Game Drive

- Escorted Tour of the world-renowned Garden Route

- 15 Days Cruising with MSC with Free Upgrade


SHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.

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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.

    Transfer to your hotel.

          

  • 18 Mar 20

    Full Day Robben Island, City & Table Mountain

    Includes: 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.
    City orientation tour: Drive by The Castle, Parliament, City Hall, Malay Quarter & Bo Kaap, Commodore Hotel.

          

  • 19 Mar 20

    Transfer to Stellenbosch via Cape Point

    Includes: Short stop at Hout Bay. Chapman's Peak Drive. Cape Point. Funicular ticket. Lunch at Bertha's Restaurant in Simon's Town. Penguins at Boulders Beach.

        

  • 20 Mar 20

    Full Day Winelands Tour

    Includes: Transfer to Franschhoek - short walking tour. Cellar tour and wine tasting at a Franschhoek wine estate. Lunch and wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine estate. Stellenbosch orientation tour. Stellenbosch Hotel, classic room.

         

  • 21 Mar 20

    Overland to Garden Route Game Lodge

    Includes: Afternoon game drive and Garden Route Game Lodge.

         

  • 22 Mar 20

    Early Morning Game Drive

    Includes: Overland to Oudtshoorn. Safari Ostrich show farm tour with lunch. Cango Caves. Queens Hotel.

         

  • 23 Mar 20

    Overland to Knysna

    Includes: Featherbed Eco tour with lunch and Knysna Log Inn.

          

  • 24 Mar 20

    Day at Leisure

        

  • 25 Mar 20

    Overland to Port Elizabeth via Tsitsikamma Forest

    Includes: Storms River Mouth conservation levy. Beach Hotel.

         

  • 26 Mar 20

    Transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport

    Fly to Durban.

    Meet & Greet Durban King Shaka Airport

    Transfer to hotel - Garden Court Umhlanga.

        

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walvis Bay

    Walvis Bay, literally translating to 'Whale Bay' derives its name from the deep waters of the natural harbour, bordered and protected by a break in the sand known as Pelican Point, 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. Take a kayak tour and experience the plethora of the marine life in the harbour, swim alongside with seals, and be truly captivated by wonders of the ocean. Famous for its sand duned landscape, best explored by quad, take a tour and climb the highest dune 7 of which offers spectacular views stretching to the harbour. Namibia is home to the famous Skeleton Coast, a barren landscape with the sun-bleached remains of whalebones and shipwrecked vessels 260km south along the coast from Walvis Bay.

  • Winelands Tour

    Winelands Tour

    After being picked up from your accommodation, this delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine-country to one of the Cape's first farming districts-Paarl. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our first stop of the morning is the picturesque Seidelberg Wine Estate. An informative cellar tour and wine tasting gives visitors personalised insight into the finer points of wine-making. From here, proceed to the town of Franschoek, billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, is set in a most picturesque valley. We enjoy a wine tasting at one of the numerous wine estates in the area, before taking time to enjoy time for lunch at one of the many award winning restaurants. Onward to Stellenbosch, via the scenic Helshoogte Pass, the heart of the South African wine industry boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings where an air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town.

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

    £3499pp

  • Suite

    FULL

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