See Zambia, spend three nights in the wonderful Cape Town and then sail to Durban, Port Elizabeth, Namibia and Mozambique on the lavish Seven Seas Voyager

With its beautiful backdrops, stunning wildlife, diverse culture, fascinating history and world-renowned food and drink scene, South Africa is the destination that has it all. See everything this incredible country has to offer on this unforgettable 22-day adventure, which includes a 14-night ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruise aboard the all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager®. On board, your Deluxe Veranda Suite will come with a welcome bottle of Champagne, 24-hour room service and a complimentary on-demand movie library.

With stops in Port Elizabeth and Durban, as well as three nights in Cape Town, you'll explore the rich history and buzzing atmosphere of the Rainbow Nation. South Africa forms only part of this superb tour, though. You'll start in in Zambia, where you'll visit the world-famous Victoria Falls and sail down the Zambezi at sunset, then you'll round the Cape of Good Hope to see Mozambique's beautiful capital, Maputo.

Sail in ultra-luxury

Your fabulous suite aboard Seven Seas Voyager® is just the starting point. From the seating area, you can admire the ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows or take a seat outside on your private balcony. Elsewhere on the ship, you'll find a luxury spa, fitness centre and nightly entertainment. Also included are: free unlimited shore excursions; unlimited drinks, including fine wines and premium spirits; speciality restaurants, open bars and lounges, plus in-suite minibar; pre-paid gratuities; wi-fi and 24-hour room service.

See Southern Africa

You will start your holiday in Livingstone, Zambia, where you'll spend two nights before flying to Cape Town. After ample time to visit beaches, museums, wineries or Robben Island, you'll board Seven Seas Voyager® on your seventh day. Following a day at sea, unspoiled Walvis Bay awaits you. The natural lagoon on the Namibian coast plays home to thousands of migrating birds, while Dune 7 towers over the bay. After a day in the colourful Lüderitz, you'll round the Cape of Good Hope to visit the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth, and then Durban. European-style boulevards await in Maputo before you return to South Africa and the spectacular wetlands of Richards Bay and the beaches of Mossel Bay.

Four Free Tours

On the evening of your arrival in Livingstone, you'll board the Lady Livingstone for a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river, where you'll have the chance to see the local wildlife. Also in Zambia, you'll view the incredible Victoria Falls. In Cape Town, you'll visit District Six Museum to learn some of the area's history, as well as enjoy an exclusive tour to Cape Point, the towering headland renowned for its spectacular beaches, breathtaking views and picturesque coastal villages.

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  • Airport lounge access in London and Cape Town.
  • 14 ultra-luxury nights aboard the Seven Seas Voyager®.
  • Regent Seven Seas cruise inclusions.
  • Flights and transfers.

  • Three nights' B&B accommodation in Cape Town.

  • David Livingstone Safari Lodge or similar for two nights, including breakfast.
  • See hippo, crocodiles and elephants on a sunset Zambezi cruise
  • Tour of the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Walk to Freedom tour to learn about South Africa's history.
  • Victoria Falls tour, Zambia.

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Dec 2, 2020
To
Wed, Wed, Dec 23, 2020
Duration
22 Days
Price per person
£9,499*
* Price based on two sharing a Deluxe Veranda Suite. Concierge Suite £10,649, Penthouse Suite £11,699. This trip is ATOL-protected and operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Cruise Direction.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    London – Livingstone
    Livingstone, Zambia

    Fly overnight from London to Livingstone.

  2. Day
    2
    Livingstone & Sundowner Cruise
    Livingstone, Zambia

    Upon arrival in Livingstone, you'll take a private transfer to your hotel, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge (or similar). This evening, you'll enjoy a Sundowner Cruise aboard Lady Livingstone, on which you may be able to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant, as well as enjoying the many different bird species - flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. The Zambezi Sunset cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks and offers great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.

    Accommodation - David Livingstone Safari Lodge (or similar)
  3. Day
    3
    Tour Victoria falls
    Victoria Falls, Zambia

    On a tour today you'll discover how Victoria Falls was formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The falls were described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800's as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' - 'the Smoke that Thunders' and in more modern terms as 'the greatest known curtain of falling water'.

    A path along the edge of the forest will provide you with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls, and a tremendous amount of spray! One special vantage point is across the Knife Edge Bridge, where you can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge and the Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main Falls.

    Return to your hotel this evening and enjoy at your leisure.

    Accommodation - David Livingstone Safari Lodge (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    To Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    This morning, take a private transfer to the airport, from where you'll fly from Livingston to Cape Town. Private transfer on arrival to your hotel , the Taj Cape Town. Located in the centre of the old city, it boasts a strong sense of place and is within walking distance to some of South Africa's foremost landmarks and attractions and an eclectic array of shops, galleries and restaurants. Plus, all 176 rooms have spectacular city views or overlook the iconic Table Mountain.

    Accommodation - Taj Cape Town (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    5
    Walk to Freedom tour
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice, the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. You'll therefore spend this morning on a Walk to Freedom tour, gaining insight into South African history.

    After being picked up from your hotel, you'll receive an educational introduction to Cape town, one of the world's most varied and popular cities. You'll also visit District Six and the museum which immortalises life in this once vibrant, cosmopolitan area, which was torn apart due to the Group Areas Act. This is followed by a visit to the outlying township area, to experience life here and meet some locals. Admission to Bo-Kaap Museum, Slave Lodge and District Six Museum is included.

    Accommodation - Taj Cape Town (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast
  6. Day
    6
    Cape of Good Hope Tour
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Set off on an awe-inspiring tour to Cape Point, the towering headland renowned for its spectacular beaches, breath-taking views, and picturesque coastal villages. Highlights include strolling through the charming village of Simon's Town and watch adorable penguins having fun in their natural habitat.

    You'll travel along the scenic Atlantic Seaboard passing through Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, before arriving at Hout Bay, a charming seaside village and fishing harbour boasting magnificent mountain views and a white powdery sandy beach. Next, continue via Chapman's Peak, a coastal road carved into the craggy mountain and possibly one of the world's most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, which was believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

    Follow on with a visit to Simon's Town. One of South Africa's oldest towns, this village features charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and even an enormous penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach which will be the last stop for the morning. The Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable and adorable African Penguin. Come face to face with these curious animals via wooden walkways which will help you to watch penguins frolic and play in their natural habitat.

    Accommodation - Taj Cape Town (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast
  7. Day
    7
    Embark Seven Seas Voyager®
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Take a private transfer to the port this morning and embark Regent's Seven Seas Voyager®. You'll soon depart for your 14-night ultra-luxury full-board cruise to Namibia, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Mozambique.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
    Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Walvis Bay, Namibia
    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Unspoiled Walvis Bay, a natural lagoon and the only deep-sea harbor on the Namibian coast, offers something for everyone, with spectacular bird-watching being a keynote, as thousands of migrating species make their way here annually to join the local flamingoes and pelicans. "Dune 7," at the outskirts of town, towers over the scenic bay, and offers excellent photo ops. The city is also a good starting point for a number of exciting day trips into the timeless beauty of the desert region, including off-road explorations, or fly-over dolphin and whale sighting.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Luderitz, Namibia
    Luderitz, Namibia

    Founded in 1883 by a wealthy German merchant of the same name, Luderitz offers colorful colonial architecture along the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Explore the region's past on a tour of Kolmanskop, a ghost town that was once a bustling center of the diamond trade. The recently restored waterfront offers lovely Art Nouveau architecture, and the coastal waters are home to penguins, dolphins, sharks and seals. Enjoy local beer brewed in compliance with Germany's strict beer purity laws, as well as local dishes and fresh seafood.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
    Luderitz, Namibia
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    12
    Cruising the Cape of Good Hope
    Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    13
    Port Elizabeth
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Located at the endpoint of South Africa's picturesque Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is nicknamed "The Friendly City." While regarded as one of the country's most important seaports, Port Elizabeth is also considered the water sports capital of South Africa. Visitors enjoy the area's beaches, scuba diving, game fishing, surfing and whale watching.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Days
    14-15
    Durban
    Durban, South Africa

    A bustling, subtropical city and Africa's busiest port, Vasco da Gama is said to have sighted Durban Bay on Christmas Day, 1497, naming the land Natal as a mark of respect for the Nativity. The name Durban was acquired in 1843 when Port Natal was renamed for Sir Benjamin D'Urban. Today, Durban delights the traveller with its colorful mosaic of ethnic neighborhoods, memorable excursions to game reserves and the traditional lifestyle of the Zulu people. Explore Old Market Square, the Golden Mile beachfront and the scented Botanic Gardens, and Gray Street Mosque, the largest in the southern hemisphere.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day
    16
    Cruising the Indian Ocean
    Maputo, Mozambique
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day
    17
    Maputo, Mozambique
    Maputo, Mozambique

    Discover the relaxed charm of Maputo with its wide, European style boulevards, lush with jacaranda, bougainvillea and other tropical foliage, where old colonial palaces are mixed in with modern high-rise buildings. Visit The Cathedral built in 1944 in the shape of a cross, then the lively Mercado Central. Enjoy a snack of freshly roasted cashews and a cold bottled drink. Stop by the National Museum of Art then stroll along the Avenida Julius Nyerere, browsing the boutiques, vendors, and restaurants. Look for African waxprint and woven fabrics, beautiful wooden boxes and picture frames. Seek out the surreal Pancho Guedes buildings, reminiscent of Gaudi. Visit the Praça de Trabalhadores designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century. Sip coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés as you watch the world go by in this vibrant seaside capital.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day
    18
    Richard's Bay, South Africa
    Richards Bay, South Africa

    Richards Bay is one of South Africa's largest harbors, and is the tourist's gateway to Zululand, once the mightiest of the sub-Saharan African Kingdoms. Richards Bay began its life as a makeshift harbor, set up by Sir Fredererick Richards, after whom it is named, during the Anglo-Boer War of 1880-81. Richards Bay has some of the most spectacular wetland scenery and pristine beaches on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. Join us as we explore the land of King Shaka, or embark on an unforgettable safari to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day
    19
    Cruising the Indian Ocean
    Richards Bay, South Africa
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  19. Day
    20
    Mossel Bay, South Africa
    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay offers more than 37 miles of beaches and at least 300 days of sunshine a year. Known as the location where the first Europeans made landfall on South African soil in 1488, today's Mossel Bay is one of the country's most popular beach destinations, as well as a haven for outdoor adventurers.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  20. Day
    21
    Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Disembark Seven Seas Voyager this morning after breakfast and take a private transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

    Meals - Breakfast
  21. Day
    22
    Arrive UK
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Seven Seas Voyager®

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A luxury six-star experience

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Voyager® is a luxury all-suite ship where no expense is spared. All of the ship's 350 opulent suites enjoy sea views and glamorous marble bathrooms. There are six outstanding restaurants to choose from, including speciality dining; on-board talks from experts and a heated swimming pool and spa.

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Dec 2, 2020
To
Wed, Wed, Dec 23, 2020
Duration
22 Days
Price per person
£9,499*
* Price based on two sharing a Deluxe Veranda Suite. Concierge Suite £10,649, Penthouse Suite £11,699. This trip is ATOL-protected and operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Cruise Direction.
Call now to book 01462323734
Quote ref: RED SOUTHERN AFRICA