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Cape Town To The Seychelles

Join us in Cape Town and cruise along the stunningly beautiful coastline of South Africa. Discover amazing wildlife and landscapes from the ports of Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay before we head out towards the islands of Mayotte, Madagascar and Mahe in the Seychelles. We’ll go in search of South Africa’s most iconic wildlife and unspoilt natural landscapes and explore the culturally diverse islands on foot, with time to relax on the white sand beaches and in the crystal waters of Mayotte, Mada

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Cape Town - Boulders Beach, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Addo National Elephant Park - a 4x4 adventure!
  • Take a boat trip on the largest lagoon in the Indian Ocean
  • Discover the wildlife, flora and fauna of Madagascar
On this 17-night cruise we travel along the stunningly beautiful coastline of South Africa. Beginning with an overnight hotel stay in the spectacular setting of Cape Town, we sail to Port Elizabeth and Durban, before heading out towards the islands of Mayotte, Madagascar and Victoria in the Seychelles. We use nature guides in most ports for our walks and excursions. So whether we are on a hike to the Cave of the Bats near Hluhluwe, Richards Bay or on safari in the Addo National Park, Port Elizabeth you can rest assured that you’ll truly get to know this country’s most iconic wildlife and unspoilt natural landscapes. From the UK we fly overnight directly to Cape Town and have a day to relax after taking a short orientation tour of the city. Our first night is spent at the Sunsquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel and the following day, before boarding Fred. Olsen ship Boudicca, we explore the southernmost tip of the African continent on a hike around Cape Point. We continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the South Western tip the next morning and visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach before joining Boudicca for another 14 days. A day at sea will give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities, allowing time to familiarise yourself with the ship and get to know your fellow guests as we sail to Port Elizabeth, where we take a 4 x 4 adventure safari through the Addo National Elephant Park. Heading east coast we arrive in Durban, well known as a ‘bay/lagoon’ a multicultural city of the New 7Wonders Cities on the Indian Ocean coast, surrounded by a warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, where we go on a private full day Durban city Tour. Three days are spent relaxing at sea as we head north east across the Indian Ocean to the tiny islands of Mayotte where a day is spent exploring the ecology of the island. Our penultimate port of call is at Andoany, on the north west tip of Madagascar, before we arrive in Victoria, the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. We have a full day to explore Victoria before our farewell night on board Boudicca. After early disembarkation the next morning, we take a coach transfer to the airport for our mid morning return flight to the UK via Abu Dhabi with the most exhilarating memories of our last 17 nights. This is primarily an easy walking & activity holiday, interspersed with sightseeing in the major towns of South Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. We will experience some wonderful excursions & sights. And at the end of each day we return to Boudicca for an excellent dinner & the chance to talk over the adventures of the day.
  • Outbound economy class flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town, returning with British Airways from Seychelles International
  • One hotel night in Cape Town
  • Breakfast and dinner throughout your tour, plus lunch on sea days
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at select locations throughout the ship
  • All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities on board
  • A programme of walks and excursions from our ports of call including any necessary transportation costs
  • Tips to the ship’s restaurant staff
  • All drinks on board
  • Any local excursions not included in the Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays programme including entrances to museums, sites or Fred Olsen on shore activities
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board the ship. At the time of writing Fred Olsen offer various packages from £16 for 30 minutes to £84 for unlimited access on a 14-day cruise. Please ask for more details at the Reception Desk on the ship.
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing, health, beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Occasionally a local guide or your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader might suggest entering a site or monument in a city for which there is an entrance fee to pay. Please allow approximately £30 for this.
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc both on board and ashore

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Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

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