Cruises call at South Africa`s Port Elizabeth, Durban or the Garden City of Cape Town. You may well, therefore, have the opportunity to bag your own "big five" if you opt for a day`s safari. You can even choose a longer safari with pre- and post-cruise city stays designed to allow you more time to explore. Nothing is more exciting than venturing out along dusty tracks to see what you might encounter, from watching hippo wallow at the watering holes to glimpsing a lioness on the hunt, it is an unforgettable experience!
You can also venture to the top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. A trip by cable car takes you up to the plateau where, on a clear day, spectacular views of the city and the coastline await. Cape Town is a place of many attractions, where wonderful beaches, lush vineyards and a lively city centre all vie for your attention. You can pay the penguins a visit at Boulder’s Beach. Protected and free to nest and wander along the beach, you can watch them from the boardwalk as they ‘paddle’ in the surf or peep out from their burrows. Visit the winelands to sample the product of the local vineyards and learn more about the wine or champagne making process. The lush wine route is a picturesque area, where Cape Dutch architecture enhances the green slopes and tranquillity. For an insight into tribal life you can even visit a Zulu village. A continent with many contrasting experiences to offer, Africa’s national parks, beautiful coastline and abundant riches are certain to make you want to return.
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