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Cruise South Africa & All Inclusive Safari

from €2799 per person
A journey on an MSC cruise will take you on a discovery of locations deep in wild and luxuriant natural settings. Visitors to the African Continent, will be overcome, on their return home, by a subtle nostalgia and a desire to return to those lands. This feeling is known as mal d'Afrique, and there is good reason for it. So don't hesitate to be seduced by taking a tour to Maputo in Mozambique. Africa has never been so close.
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A land of contrasts, the southernmost part of Africa offers a travel experience which is one of a kind, where nature reigns with breath-taking landscapes, from volcanoes to giant reefs of smooth, dark granite rock and soft skies and lagoons suspended in time. This is the background to life in this great and multifaceted continent.
Offer Summary
  • All Flights Included
  • 3 Nights 3* Aha Waterfront Hotel & Spa, Durban
  • 5 Night Cruise on board MSC Sinfonia
  • 4 Night Safari at Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge - All Inclusive based on Chalet With Plunge Pool
  • Prices shown are for travelling November 2017
  • Based on 2 Sharing
  • Quote Ref 1497462

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Day to Day Itinerary - South Africa, Mozambique on the 'MSC Sinfonia'

20th Nov

Durban

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Durban

Day 1 | Arrive at 7am

One of the high points of your holiday on MSC Cruises luxury South Africa cruise is, undoubtedly, when your stunning ship pulls into the diverse and beautiful city of Durban. Seen from the vantage of your MSC liner, Durban’s majestic skyline soars above this bustling port and the sweeping sandy beaches below. MSC Cruises offer some of the best cruise vacation deals around and your shore excursion to Durban tops off our South Africa cruise package with an exciting day out on shore. A unique holiday destination, Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Founded by British settlers in 1835, the city was named after Sir Benjamin Durban, then governor of Cape Town. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance and is known as Africa’s ‘busiest and best-managed port’. Durbanites truly regard their city as cosmopolitan: a melting pot of cultures, religions and history that has given rise to an extraordinarily rich and appealing destination. Durban is a great place to play, shop, experience nightlife and relax on one of the city’s award-winning beaches. The city’s multi-ethnic character makes it the perfect place to experience the delights of African and Indian cuisine. This holiday oasis offers everything from upmarket shopping malls, traditional arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature and the arts – with truly something for everyone.

21st Nov

Maputo

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Maputo

Day 2 | Arrive at 10am (8 hour stay) | Depart at 6pm (14 hour sail)

Located in the South African country of Mozambique, Maputo is one of Africa’s most beautiful and fashionable cities. A large, lively port town, Maputo’s former Portuguese colonial heritage is married with vibrant African culture, creating an exciting cosmopolitan mix. Portuguese colonial rule only ended in 1975 when the city’s name was changed from Lourenco Marques to Maputo. A wonderful stop-over point along your South African cruise vacation, in this pretty city elegant Portuguese villas jostle with modern urban architecture. The impressive towering skyline is one of the first sights passengers will see from aboard the luxury MSC cruise liner. Choose from a range of great excursion packages for your day away from ship and be sure to take advantage of our best deals on outings. These include a fun city tour and a visit to Maputo’s bustling lively markets, afternoon tea at the glamorous 5-star Polano hotel or, for the more adventurous, a jeep excursion to secluded beaches outside the city where you can soak up the sun and experience a slower pace. Why not experience local life and take a stroll round the colourful ‘Mercado’ or covered market, with stalls piled high with exotic fruit and vegetables, carvings and traditional leather goods and shop for a holiday souvenir. Take a well-earned break for lunch and sample the Maputo speciality of ‘peri-peri’ prawns – a local dish of spicy, fresh Mozambique shrimp.

22nd Nov

Portuguese Island

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Portuguese Island

Day 3 | Arrive at 8am (9 hour stay) | Depart at 5pm (17 hour sail)

A visit to Portuguese Island in Mozambique is possibly the best way to truly feel you have ‘got away from it all’ on your cruise vacation. Why? Because this island is an uninhabited nature reserve with pristine beaches, dense vegetation, pleasant lagoons and small patches of mangrove, making for a real ‘desert island’ experience! Yes, passengers on our South African cruise will truly experience one of the most amazing corners of our globe as they venture into the tropical island paradise that is Portuguese Island. With our deep experience in organizing on-shore package deals and excursions to Portuguese Island, we can ensure a secure and exhilarating day away from the ship that offers a break from being onboard the luxury cruise liner. Passengers can use transport from the ship (via inflatable zodiac boats) to Portuguese Island for a day full of fun activities, including a beach stroll and a chance to sample local cuisine. The Islands are located next to the larger neighbouring Inhaca Island, which is a Royal Kingdom.

23rd Nov

Pomene, Mozambique

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Pomene, Mozambique

Day 4 | Arrive at 10am (9 hour stay) | Depart at 6pm (37 hour sail)

At Sea

24th Nov

At Sea

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At Sea

Day 5

25th Nov

Durban

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Durban

Day 6 | Arrive at 7am (7 hour stay)

One of the high points of your holiday on MSC Cruises luxury South Africa cruise is, undoubtedly, when your stunning ship pulls into the diverse and beautiful city of Durban. Seen from the vantage of your MSC liner, Durban’s majestic skyline soars above this bustling port and the sweeping sandy beaches below. MSC Cruises offer some of the best cruise vacation deals around and your shore excursion to Durban tops off our South Africa cruise package with an exciting day out on shore. A unique holiday destination, Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Founded by British settlers in 1835, the city was named after Sir Benjamin Durban, then governor of Cape Town. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance and is known as Africa’s ‘busiest and best-managed port’. Durbanites truly regard their city as cosmopolitan: a melting pot of cultures, religions and history that has given rise to an extraordinarily rich and appealing destination. Durban is a great place to play, shop, experience nightlife and relax on one of the city’s award-winning beaches. The city’s multi-ethnic character makes it the perfect place to experience the delights of African and Indian cuisine. This holiday oasis offers everything from upmarket shopping malls, traditional arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature and the arts – with truly something for everyone.

Staff Tips -
Denise Breen

Denise Breen
Senior Travel Consultant

  • Tipping in South Africa is widely practised. Here is some information on tipping in South Africa. In restaurants and bars, 10% to 15% is the accepted tipping standard. Parking attendants and security guards are common in parking lots and at roadside bays
Jeni McIlroy

Jeni McIlroy
Senior Travel Consultant

  • A must while visiting Capetown is Table Mountain National Park. It is a great place for a hike, if you are in the mood, pack you boots and get ready for some beautiful sights!
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