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Cape Town to the Seychelles

from £4195

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, Madagascar and Mahé.


 Cape Town - From The Castle of Good Hope, we walk along Bo-Kaap, Whale, Choappini and Shortmarket Streets. We spend a day exploring the stunning scenery at Cape Point and see the penguins of Boulders Beach. Weather permitting, we take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and walk down into Kirstenbosch Gardens.

 Port Elizabeth - Today we have a 4x4 adventure through Addo National Elephant Park to observe elephants, Cape buffalo and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

 Richards Bay - Set within Zululand, we get some unique insights into the traditional culture and customs of this nation, marvel at the energy and rhythm of the Zulu dancers and sample some traditional Zulu beer.

 Durban - We begin with a guided tour of the city, followed by a visit to The Kwa Mashu Apartheid Museum and take lunch at a local restaurant.

 Mayotte, Comoros - We'll join the Fred. Olsen excursion and stroll through the Musical Plage and admire the biggest Baobab tree on the island, head along the Choungui Peak and stop at the botanical gardens.

 Antsiranana, Madagascar - In the Montagne d'Ambre National Park, to explore the dense tropical forest and its vast biodiversity, before driving back to Diego for some free time and shopping in the local village.

 Hell-Ville Nosy Be, Madagascar - We visit the quaintly named areas of Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely, followed by a hike in a private and community park to discover the wildlife, flora and fauna.

 Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles - Accompanied by a local guide we hike through the Morne Seychellois Seychelles National Park to the summit of Morne Blanc at 667m, offering breathtaking views of Mahé's western coast.

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
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.

Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

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.

  1. Date: 31/10/2019
    Embark ship at Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Date: 01/11/2019
    Cape Town, South Africa Shore Walking Excursion
  3. Date: 02/11/2019
    Day at sea
  4. Date: 03/11/2019
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 04/11/2019
    Day at sea
  6. Date: 05/11/2019
    Richards Bay, South Africa Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 06/11/2019
    Day at sea
  8. Date: 07/11/2019
    Day at sea
  9. Date: 08/11/2019
    Day at sea
  10. Date: 09/11/2019
    Mamoudza, Comoros Shore Walking Excursion
  11. Date: 10/11/2019
    Andoany, Madagascar Shore Walking Excursion
  12. Date: 11/11/2019
    Day at sea
  13. Date: 12/11/2019
    Day at sea
  14. Date: 13/11/2019
    Victoria, Seychelles Shore Walking Excursion
  15. Date: 14/11/2019
    Disembark ship at Victoria, Seychelles

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Cape Town, returning with Etihad Airways from Mahé, Seychelles via Abu Dhabi.
Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

This cruise begins with an overnight hotel stay in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.


Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca offers a sense of timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. The emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience. Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, and the ship has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities.

Boudicca's bars and lounges feature comfortable seating, ample space and are open throughout the day, so you'll always find somewhere to unwind, marvel at ever-changing scenery and enjoy a range of fantastic entertainment. You can also indulge in luxurious coffees and chocolates at the Bookmark Café, sip a cold beer or refreshing cocktail in the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea accompanied by spectacular views at the Observatory.  If you’re feeling more active, take a dip in one of the three heated pools, visit the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, join a class or walk a mile around the Lido Deck's open promenade 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Boudicca operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Boudicca is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.