South Africa boasts beautiful, varied scenery and a wide variety of attractions. One of the best ways to make the most of a trip to South Africa is on a cruise, giving visitors the chance to explore a wide area with new experiences at every port.
One of the fantastic areas of South Africa to visit on an excursion is Cape Town. The beauty of Cape Town and the surrounding area is apparent from the moment visitors arrive at the picturesque harbour and a journey further inland reveals a host of attractions to explore. Cape Town is the home of Table Mountain, where visitors can board a cable car to reach the famously flat summit and take advantage of the magnificent panoramic views over the city and beyond. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is close by and features a wealth of rare and beautiful plants while a short trip across the water will take guests to Robben Island to learn about the prison that once held Nelson Mandela captive. Cape Town offers a wide choice of restaurants and the chance to sample some local wine while excursions just outside of Cape Town can introduce visitors to the Winelands region, home to some of South Africa’s greatest vineyards.
Wildlife fans on a South Africa Cruise can see a wide variety of Africa’s most famous animals on an excursion to Kruger National Park. A safari through the wildlife reserve will provide guests with the opportunity to try and spot the big five animals, the leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and African elephant, taking home some amazing stories and photographs.
Shore excursions to Port Elizabeth offer a variety of attractions to suit people of all ages. Those looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery can relax on Port Elizabeth’s spectacular beaches while a walk through the city offers a variety of shops & restaurants, an aquarium and a number of cultural attractions such as the 7 Castle Hill Museum and the Port Elizabeth Museum Complex.
Durban is another must-see destination for South Africa cruise excursions that combines mountain views, glorious sandy beaches and botanical gardens to relax in with all of the cultural attractions and modern amenities that visitors could wish for. Some of South Africa’s best beaches are located in the Durban area and the warm climate attracts a number of visitors to the sandy shores. Alongside the beach, visitors are spoilt for choice with a large number of restaurants, shops and amusement parks to explore. Those looking for a more unique dining experience can also visit the Indian market, located within Durban’s Victoria Street Market, to sample a variety of authentic foods and spices. Durban is also the home of a large number of cultural attractions, including museums, theatres and battlefields that have been the site of major events in South Africa’s history. Tourists can also visit nearby Shakaland, a cultural attraction that gives visitors an insight into Zulu life, culture and traditions. With so much to discover throughout South Africa, cruises are an excellent choice for those looking to truly experience the spirit of South Africa.