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Let the exuberant wilderness of Africa take center stage on this visit to breathtaking ports dotting the southern half of the continent, ideal staging points for a wide array of safaris across beautifully maintained natural reserves.

Small, Luxurious Ships
You can sail to the far corners of the globe on our small, luxurious ships, but you’ll always feel like you’re coming home to family. Our personalized service means our staff and crew attend to your every request with a smile. From the moment you step on board, you’ll feel cared for and cared about because our dedication to service comes from the heart.

Inclusions
  • Round trip airfare to Cape Town
  • 12 night cruise aboard Nautica (Oceania Cruises)
  • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport
  • Internet
  • OLife Choice: Choose one (Valid for guests 1 & 2)
    -FREE 6 Shore Excursions
    -FREE House Select Package*
    -FREE $600 USD Shipboard Credit
  • Book by Dec 31: FREE 3 nights pre or post-cruise land program: Winelands & Wildlife (valued at CA $1771 per person)
January 5, 2023 Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
Oceanview $8279
Balcony $9879
Concierge Level Veranda $10279
Taxes & Fees Included
Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Quebec City add from $249 more

Cancel up to 121 days (cruises of less than 15 days) or 181 days (cruises 15 days or longer) prior to departure without cruise penalty.

*HOUSE SELECT – This package includes beer and a selection of wines by the glass during lunch and dinner in any dining venue or through room service.

 

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Jan 6 Fri Cape Town, South Africa Embark 1 PM 5 PM
Jan 7 Sat Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Jan 8 Sun Walvis Bay, Namibia 10 AM
Jan 9 Mon Walvis Bay, Namibia 2 PM
Jan 10 Tue Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Jan 11 Wed Cruising the Cape of Good Hope
Jan 12 Thu Port Elizabeth, South Africa 9 AM 5 PM
Jan 13 Fri Durban, South Africa 9 PM
Jan 14 Sat Durban, South Africa 10 PM
Jan 15 Sun Richards Bay, South Africa 7 AM 6 PM
Jan 16 Mon Cruising the Indian Ocean
Jan 17 Tue Mossel Bay, South Africa 8 AM 2 PM
Jan 18 Wed Cape Town, South Africa Disembark 8 AM

Take a journey from the delightful city of Cape Town to the scenic landscapes of the famous Cape of Good Hope as well as the Cape Winelands. One day, visit Boulder Beach to see the African Penguin Colony and the next explore the oak-lined streets and Cape Dutch architecture of charming towns such as Paarl and Stellenbosch. Enjoy a wine tasting and picnic at a local estate en route. Finally, take part in a hosted game drive through one of Africa’s pristine wildlife reserves, where you will have the chance to see many African animals in their natural habitat.

Pre Land Program: Winelands & Wildlife (valued at CA$1,771.00/person)

Day 1: Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you are met outside the Customs and Immigration area and transferred to your city-based hotel where you will spend the night. Lunch is on your own. Check-in time is at 2:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available before this time this cannot be guaranteed.

If you are arriving quite early, in order to guarantee a room to be available when you arrive, you will need to book an additional night’s stay. For early arrivals, luggage storage will be available at the hotel where you can store it and head out to explore the sites or begin to use the facilities of the hotel.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Dinner is on your own

Day 2: Depart Cape Town and head towards the famous Cape Winelands, set below the dramatic range of mountains called the “Hottentots Holland”, where you will be surrounded by white-washed homesteads nestling under avenues of oaks, rolling green hills covered with wild flowers, fertile valleys alive with the sounds of surging streams, and restaurants with French names and Dutch flavors.

Before lunch, visit a wine estate where you can partake in a formal wine tasting and cellar tour. You will also visit Franschhoek, a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa.

Enjoy a light picnic lunch at another wine estate after which you will drive through Stellenbosch, “Town of Oaks”, the second oldest town in South Africa, founded by Governor Simon van der Stel in 1679. Today, Stellenbosch is best known as a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and leafy streets so beautiful that some of them have been declared national monuments.

Finally, you will return to the hotel where the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A welcome dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast at your hotel, depart Cape Town for a two-hour journey which will meander through the scenic Hex River Valley to one of Cape Town’s closest private game reserves, Aquila.

This game reserve is situated on 4500 hectares of Southern Karoo Highlands and combines the flora and fauna of three beautiful valleys. The reserve encompasses a natural wetland and a magnificent mountain range. Here you will have the opportunity to experience in your 4×4 safari vehicles with experienced ranger guides, an outstanding variety of game including the Big Five. Elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as a significant amount of other wild game, roam freely in the semi-arid desert reserve.

Note: animal sightings are never guaranteed

Following your game drive and before your return to Cape Town, a buffet lunch will be served in the African “Boma” restaurant.

Once back in Cape Town, the remainder of the day will be at your leisure and dinner is on your own.

Day 4: After breakfast at your hotel and check-out formalities, embark on a half day Cape Point tour en-route to the harbor where the cruise ship awaits your arrival. Guests are reminded to settle any hotel incidentals before checking out.

Begin with a scenic drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. It is here that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, along with their diverse ecosystems, are thought to converge. This expansive nature reserve occupies 19,150 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Cape Point and its dramatic sea cliffs, among South Africa’s highest are main attractions of the reserve. Upon arrival, you will ride the funicular railway to the top of Cape Point (provided it’s in operation) and take in breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Should the funicular not be in operation guests can walk up the pathways to the top.

Thereafter, visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, followed by a drive through the naval base of Simon’s Town to Fish Hoek. From here, you will continue to the colorful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay before turning on to Boyes Drive, which offers magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay.

Your drive will conclude passing by the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert’s Mill and famous Groote Schuur Hospital before reaching Cape Town harbor where you will embark the ship.

Post Land Program: Winelands & Wildlife (valued at CA$1,771.00/person)

Day 1: After disembarking the ship in Cape Town, guests will enjoy a half day Cape Point tour before arriving at your hotel for the next three nights.

Begin with a scenic drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. It is here that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, along with their diverse ecosystems, are thought to converge. This expansive nature reserve occupies 19,150 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. Cape Point and its dramatic sea cliffs, among South Africa’s highest are main attractions of the reserve. Upon arrival, you will ride the funicular railway to the top of Cape Point (provided it’s in operation) and take in breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Should the funicular not be in operation guests can walk up the pathways to the top.

Thereafter, visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, followed by a drive through the naval base of Simon’s Town to Fish Hoek. From here, you will continue to the colorful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay before turning on to Boyes Drive, which offers magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay.

Your drive will conclude passing by the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert’s Mill and famous Groote Schuur Hospital before reaching your city-based hotel. Check in time is at 2:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have your room available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. Should your room not be available, luggage storage will be available at Reception and you may start to use the facilities of the hotel or venture into the city to explore.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Lunch is on your own.

A welcome dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 2: Depart Cape Town and head towards the famous Cape Winelands, set below the dramatic range of mountains called the “Hottentots Holland”, where you will be surrounded by white-washed homesteads nestling under avenues of oaks, rolling green hills covered with wild flowers, fertile valleys alive with the sounds of surging streams, and restaurants with French names and Dutch flavors.

Before lunch, visit a wine estate where you can partake in a formal wine tasting and cellar tour. You will also visit Franschhoek, a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa.

Enjoy a light picnic lunch at another wine estate after which you will drive through Stellenbosch, “Town of Oaks”, the second oldest town in South Africa, founded by Governor Simon van der Stel in 1679. Today, Stellenbosch is best known as a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and leafy streets so beautiful that some of them have been declared national monuments.

Finally, you will return to the hotel where the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner is on your own.

Day 3: After breakfast at your hotel, depart Cape Town for a two-hour journey which will meander through the scenic Hex River Valley to one of Cape Town’s closest private game reserves, Aquila.

This game reserve is situated on 4500 hectares of Southern Karoo Highlands and combines the flora and fauna of three beautiful valleys. The reserve encompasses a natural wetland and a magnificent mountain range. Here you will have the opportunity to experience in your 4×4 safari vehicles with experienced ranger guides, an outstanding variety of game including the Big Five. Elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as a significant amount of other wild game, roam freely in the semi-arid desert reserve.

Note: animal sightings are never guaranteed

Following your game drive and before your return to Cape Town, a buffet lunch will be served in the African “Boma” restaurant.

Once back in Cape Town, the remainder of the day will be at your leisure and dinner is on your own.

Day 4: After breakfast at your hotel and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to the Cape Town International Airport based on your flight details. Guests are reminded to settle any hotel incidentals prior to departing. Should you have a late flight, luggage storage is available at the hotel where you can leave your belongings and continue to use the facilities of the hotel until your transfer. Check out time is at 11:00am

 

Land Program Details Step by Step

•The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

•Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

Visa Packages
As a service to you, Oceania Cruises has made arrangements to provide visa packages for citizens of the U.S. and Canada. If you are not a citizen of the United States or Canada, it is your responsibility to consult with a professional immigration counsel or contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate to obtain the latest, up-to-date information on immigration and entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting.

Add on Visa (All Nationalities):
Mozambique $132 CAD per person

INTIMATE & LUXURIOUS
Intimate ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
Visit boutique ports and seaside villages that large ships cannot access
Never a crowd and no waiting in lines; experience your vacation according to your own schedule
With open-seating in all our restaurants, dine where, when and with whom you please, at your own pace
Cuisine never prepared en masse; every single dish created à la minute just for you
Staff and crew attend to your every whim and remember your individual preferences

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Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287