- Explore beautiful Cape Town, a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain
- Visit Port Elizabeth on South Africa’s eastern Cape, with a magnificent coastline and stunning beaches
- Discover Durban, on the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets
- Admire the unique colourful flora and fauna of Madagascar and see its famous lemurs
- The Seychelles, a paradise in the Indian Ocean, boasts beautiful natural scenery and diverse wildlife
Encounter a diverse array of fascinating African wildlife, from going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on unforgettable safari adventures to exploring coral reefs teeming with colourful fauna and flora. What’s more on this wonderful cruise discover iconic landmarks and natural wonders, authentic cultural delights and picture-perfect paradise beaches.
- Victoria (Seychelles)
- French West Indies
- South Africa
- Port Elizabeth
- Cape Town
- 50 plus
Day 1 Embark Cape Town South Africa
After flying to Cape Town you’ll transfer to the ship and have time to settle into your cabin before enjoying an evening meal.
Day 2 Cape Town South Africa
Enjoy one of the world’s most striking cities and explore this beautiful Oceanside city, in particular the beautiful Victoria & Albert Waterfront. The place is a melting pot of people and cultures and is of course, famously crowned by magnificent Table Mountain.
Day 3 At Sea
Spend the day sailing around the Cape of Good Hope and onto Port Elizabeth. Relax onboard or enjoy the ship’s superb facilities.
Day 4 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Port Elizabeth is known as the ‘friendly city’ with bars, music, art and photographic spaces. Nearby, the Addo Elephant Park is a chance to see the rare Addo Elephant, and the rest of the ‘Big Five’.
Day 5 At Sea
Spend a day at sea enjoying a bit of sunbathing and great food and drink.
Day 6 Durban, South Africa
Durban is a shopper's paradise with quality shopping malls, craft markets and street bazaars. The seafront runs along the length of the city, with a beautiful beach with great bars and restaurants all the way through.
Day 7 to 9 At Sea
Spend two days at sea, why not get involved in one of the numerous activities that take place aboard the ship each day?
Day 10 Mamoudzou, Mayotte
We arrive in Mayotte, geographically part of the Comoros Islands archipelago, but politically an overseas region of France. Explore the charming harbour, and the local market selling fresh, local produce and handicrafts. The island is home to the largest lagoon in the Indian Ocean, with 250 different species of coral, tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and whales.
Day 11 Hell-Ville, Andoany, Madagascar
Discover a warm welcome, fine colonial architecture, busy markets and a pretty harbour, as well as stunning rainforests, fascinating wildlife and sun-kissed beaches just outside of the town. Its island of Nosy Be is home to Lokobe National Park and abundant fauna and flora, much of it found nowhere else in the world.
Day 12 Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
Antisaranana exudes French colonial charm with streets lined with traditional architecture and a slow pace of life making an attractive destination to explore. Sights include the lighthouse, cathedral and stunning views of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Day 13 At Sea
We cruise the clear blue seas of the Indian Ocean en-route to the paradisiacal Seychelles.
Day 14 Victoria, Seychelles
We dock in the turquoise seas of the Seychelles, why not take the hike up to Morne Blanc where you’ll enjoy the very best view of the island? Or visit the Seychelles National Botanical and see the giant tortoises, fruit bats, palm trees and orchids.
Day 15 Disembark Victoria, Seychelles
After breakfast onboard the boat we’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for the flight home.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
Touring with Shearings
With over 114 years experience, Shearings is the largest escorted tour operator with over 800 pick-up points across the UK. They offer 170 destinations to suit diverse tastes and budgets.
What differentiates Shearings is the scope and diversity of their holidays, which cater to diverse tastes and budgets. They offer an unrivalled range of expertly planned itineraries throughout the year, with everything from 2-day weekend breaks to 17-day escorted tours.
Their knowledgeable and friendly teams look after every aspect of your journey from start to finish. The drivers, tour managers and hotel staff are always on-hand to take care of you and ensure you get the very best from your holiday.
Shearings offer a superb selection of amazing holidays by air and rail, as well as an extraordinary range of beautiful river cruises, sailing along some of Europe’s most enchanting waterways. You will find an assortment of inspiring itineraries to choose from, including Festival & Events breaks, Horticultural & Garden tours, BattlefieldsTours, and premium Grand Tourer holidays.
Shearings also caters for the single travellers, with its award-winning Your Time breaks, designed exclusively with the independent traveller in mind.