Cruise to South Africa

Giraffe in the wild

South Africa Cruises: Your guide to cruising this magical destination

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Frequently asked questions

Key stops on a South African cruising itinerary often include Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and sometimes remote islands like Tristan da Cunha or St. Helena.

Of course! Many South African cruises offer activities and excursions suitable for all ages, along with family-oriented amenities and child-minding services. What better way to teach the kids about animals then by ditching the textbooks and seeing them in real life?

Absolutely, you can find luxury cruises that offer upscale services, gourmet dining, and exclusive shore excursions. Chat with your Flight Centre cruising expert about the right luxury option for you.

The optimal time to explore South Africa on a cruise is during the Southern Hemisphere summer, from November to March, when the sun is out, temperatures are ideal and there are fewer chances of rain.

Some cruise lines offer adult-only itineraries for those seeking a more relaxed and sophisticated experience. Otherwise, most cruise ships will feature an adults-only retreat with pools and spas.

South African cruises can range from short 3-5 day coastal trips to longer voyages of 10-14 days, which may include stops at other African or Indian Ocean destinations.

Most cruise ships provide comfortable accommodation and a range of state rooms, an array of dining and cuisine options, a mix of live entertainment, pools, fitness centres, spas and more.

Yes, cruises can focus on a range of themes including wildlife safaris, cultural tours, wine tasting experiences, and historical explorations.

Many cruises offer all-inclusive packages, but it's important to check what's included in your fare. Chat with your Flight Centre travel expert about package options for your cruise.

Where do we start? On a South Africa cruise you can enjoy wildlife viewing, explore diverse ecosystems, visit historic sites, and immerse in the rich cultural heritage of South Africa.

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