Cape Town, South Africa - Africa Cruises

Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.

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Our 2016 World Voyage itineraries will include an overnight stay in this iconic city offering you the chance to experience authentic after-hours shows and attractions in your destination.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Cape Town by Night

    Experience the lights and sights of Cape Town by night including Sea Point and Maidens Cove.

    Cape Town by Night

    Your scenic drive will pass the impressive Cape Town FIFA World Cup Stadium towards Sea Point. The promenade of Sea Point stretches to Mouille Point and is very popular with joggers and is a spot where locals meet for a walk and a talk.

    Clifton Beach has something of a reputation with the trendy set in Cape Town and is a haven for international jetsetters, along with its immaculate white sands and glistening water which has earned it blue flag status.

    A photograph stop will be made at the Maidens Cove area between Camps Bay and Clifton, near the Glen Country Club. As you look up at the cableway station you will see the narrowest view of Table Mountain that can be seen from anywhere in Cape Town.

    Continue towards the mountain and over Kloof Nek towards the bustling city centre of Cape Town.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is minimal walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    CPT_036

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Aquila Game Reserve

    This tour to Aquila Game Reserve will take you to the semi scrub desert of the Karoo for a wild encounter with Africa’s game.

    Aquila Game Reserve

    The Aquila Private Nature Reserve is a prestigious four star Reserve, situated over 7,500 acres of the Southern Karoo Highlands and encapsulating breathtaking majestic mountains, rivers and valleys.

    Depart on a two hour safari in a 4x4 vehicle with a ranger guide. Having been proclaimed a Nature Reserve in 1985, Aquila has a natural wetland, magnificent mountains and valleys which make for varied and ideal game viewing. Aquila has free roaming elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe and hippo. Large herds of game are also found on the Reserve such as Black Wildebeest, Burchell's Zebra and Black Backed Jackal.

    Aquila is home to 172 species of birds with several breeding pairs of the rare and endangered Black Eagle, after which the Reserve has been named. Karoo Chat and Fairy Flycatcher can be found on short walks into the surrounding wilderness.

    A buffet luncheon is served in the Reserve’s restaurant.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach, 4x4 vehicle and on foot. The drive to and from Aquila is approximately two hours. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate. Comfortable clothing and flat shoes are recommended. Guests are advised that the 4x4 vehicles do not have seat belts fitted, it is not permitted for participants to stand up whilst the vehicles are in motion and a disclaimer is required to be signed on arrival. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This reserve cannot be compared to the Kruger Park, Sabi Sand or Phinda, but does offer first time visitors to South Africa the opportunity to view the game in the Western Cape if they are not travelling to any of the other regions.

    Tour code

    CPT_012

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail Overland Experience -

    Capture the romance of a bygone era and experience the magic of Africa by rail in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

    Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail Overland Experience -

    DAY 1 – PRIDE OF AFRICA, MATJIESFONTEIN
    Step aboard the “Pride of Africa” for an incredible journey through South Africa. Since its establishment, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. The wood-panelled coaches have been classically remodelled to mint condition and whilst on board you can enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.

    Your accommodation for two nights will be in deluxe suites (118 square feet) with either a double or twin beds complete with lounge area and en-suite shower bathroom. During your rail journey, you’ll have access to the beautifully appointed observation, dining, lounge and club cars in order to make the very most of your fully inclusive Rovos experience.

    Luncheon will be served on board as you make your way through Worcester reaching the first of four tunnels which take you through the Hex River Pass. A stop will be made at Matjiesfontein. This authentic and perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Guests may disembark for a brief stroll through this quaint and historic little village. Dinner will be served in the dining car.

    DAY 2 – PRIDE OF AFRICA, KIMBERLEY
    Enjoy breakfast at your leisure as service continues until 10am. Relax and enjoy the sights as they unfold during your journey across central South Africa. The train will arrive in Kimberley in the early afternoon. Here, you will have the opportunity to disembark and join a guided tour of the city, the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Luncheon will be served on board. As the train passes through Bloemhof and Leeudoringstad en route to Klerksdorp you can enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the comfort of the dining car.

    DAY 3 – PRETORIA, JOHANNESBURG TO DURBAN
    Relax over breakfast accompanied by the ever changing scenery as the train continues towards Pretoria passing through Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and Germiston. Arrive at Centurion where one or two of the Rovos locomotives will meet the train for the final leg of the journey. Upon arrival at Capital Park Station in Pretoria, bid a fond farewell to the ‘Pride of Africa’ as you continue your journey by road. You’ll be met by a local representative and transferred directly to Johannesburg Airport (approximately one hour’s drive). Take a short flight to Durban (approximately 70 minutes). A snack will be provided during your flight. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide for the brief drive to your boutique hotel, the Oyster Box. The regal Oyster Box Hotel is a five minute walk from Umhlanga's Village Centre. The architecture, the decor, and the cuisine have all been carefully thought out to provide guests with an elite, luxurious and comfortable experience. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy your new surroundings before dinner is served in the hotel restaurant. DAY 4 – DURBAN
    Breakfast will be served before check-out at around 10am. Enjoy an orientation tour of the sub-tropical city of Durban, passing by some of Durban’s highlights before returning to Queen Mary 2 at noon.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2013. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT816, Single = CPT817). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart on the first day call to Cape Town, on 27th January, and return in Durban on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    In order to maintain the wonderful ambience of this classic rail journey, dress code for the day is smart casual while in the evening gentleman are requested to wear a jacket and ladies are suggested to wear cocktail or evening dresses. In maintaining the spirit of the bygone era, there are no radios or televisions on board and the use of mobile phones and laptops are confined to the privacy of your suites. The train is not accessible for wheelchairs.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, train and aircraft, economy class air travel, deluxe accommodation, sightseeing, meals and hotel as stated. Wines and spirits on board the train are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for. Tours operated by Rovos Rail are subject to change or cancellation.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    Tour code

    CPT_817

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Chapman's Peak

    A firm favourite with first time visitors, this leisurely and scenic tour unveils some spectacular views.

    Chapman's Peak

    Take a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing by Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay. Stop at Maiden's Cove to enjoy the magnificent views of Camps Bay Beach and the Twelve Apostles, before continuing along the coastal road, past the up-market suburb of Llandudno and on towards the fishing village of Hout Bay.

    From here, you will travel along one of the world's most spectacular routes, Chapman's Peak Drive, which offers magnificent views over the ocean towards Hout Bay and The Sentinel.

    Passing the pristine white sands of Noordhoek Beach, call in at Noordhoek Farm Village for a comfort stop. Join the scenic Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) for views over the Southern Peninsula, Cape Flats and False Bay.

    Heading back to the city via the M3 motorway, your route takes in the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert's Mill and the famous Groote Schuur Hospital.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This scenic tour involves a small amount of walking during the comfort stops. The routes taken are along narrow, winding roads and the tour is therefore unsuitable for guests with vertigo. Chapman's Peak is government run and can be closed at any time.

    Tour code

    CPT_010

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

    Discover the delights of Stellenbosch, the undisputed heart of the Winelands, on this half day tour.

    Stellenbosch & Wine Tasting

    Stellenbosch is named after its founder, Governor Simon van der Stel, who discovered the broad fertile valley of the Eerste River in 1679. Today, this is one of South Africa's premier wine-producing regions.

    Stellenbosch has one of the most beautiful settings of all South Africa's inland towns. Its original oak-lined streets, clear water furrows and classic architecture have all been preserved, and some of which have been declared national monuments. The best way to explore Stellenbosch is on foot and during a short guided walking tour the guide will introduce you to this University town.

    Visit the Stellenbosch Museum, which comprises of four different houses, depicting different eras of the town's architectural and social heritage. Afterwards, enjoy some free time.

    Your tour is rounded off with a visit to a privately-owned wine estate in the Stellenbosch area, where you can participate in a wine-tasting session and gain a glimpse of the fascinating skills practiced in the cellar.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are steps to negotiate at the wine estate and there will be approximately 30 minutes of walking during the guided tour and free time, when walking is optional. The itinerary may operate in reverse order to avoid overcrowding.

    Tour code

    CPT_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4¾ hours

  • Kirstenbosch & Wine

    Visit one of the world's most famous Botanical Gardens and enjoy wine tasting at South Africa's oldest wine making centre.

    Kirstenbosch & Wine

    Skirting the slopes of Devil's Peak, you will travel to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens spread over 1,300 acres on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, and are home to over 8,500 species of indigenous plants. Wander through the beautiful surroundings and enjoy some free time in the well-stocked Curio Shop.

    Afterwards, travel through the prestigious suburbs of Bishopscourt and Constantia into the region where South Africa's wine industry began over three centuries ago. Groot Constantia Estate boasts one of the most magnificent Cape Dutch homesteads. Once the private home of Dutch Governor Simon van der Stel, the manor house, which you will be able to visit briefly, is a fascinating blend of the West, East and Africa, incorporating European ideas, Asian craftsmanship and African materials. Join a guided tour of the cellar, followed by a formal wine tasting.

    Returning via Hout Bay, you will pass through the Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton and Bantry Bay.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is over one hour of walking at the gardens and the winery. Flat, comfortable non-slip walking shoes and a sun hat are recommended. Please note that there are two flights of stairs in the wine cellar at Groot Constantia. This tour itinerary may operate in reverse order.

    Tour code

    CPT_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail Overland Experience -

    Capture the romance of a bygone era and experience the magic of Africa by rail in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

    Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail Overland Experience -

    DAY 1 – PRIDE OF AFRICA, MATJIESFONTEIN
    Step aboard the “Pride of Africa” for an incredible journey through South Africa. Since its establishment, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. The wood-panelled coaches have been classically remodelled to mint condition and whilst on board you can enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows.

    Your accommodation for two nights will be in deluxe suites (118 square feet) with either a double or twin beds complete with lounge area and en-suite shower bathroom. During your rail journey, you’ll have access to the beautifully appointed observation, dining, lounge and club cars in order to make the very most of your fully inclusive Rovos experience.

    Luncheon will be served on board as you make your way through Worcester reaching the first of four tunnels which take you through the Hex River Pass. A stop will be made at Matjiesfontein. This authentic and perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Guests may disembark for a brief stroll through this quaint and historic little village. Dinner will be served in the dining car.

    DAY 2 – PRIDE OF AFRICA, KIMBERLEY
    Enjoy breakfast at your leisure as service continues until 10am. Relax and enjoy the sights as they unfold during your journey across central South Africa. The train will arrive in Kimberley in the early afternoon. Here, you will have the opportunity to disembark and join a guided tour of the city, the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Luncheon will be served on board. As the train passes through Bloemhof and Leeudoringstad en route to Klerksdorp you can enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the comfort of the dining car.

    DAY 3 – PRETORIA, JOHANNESBURG TO DURBAN
    Relax over breakfast accompanied by the ever changing scenery as the train continues towards Pretoria passing through Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and Germiston. Arrive at Centurion where one or two of the Rovos locomotives will meet the train for the final leg of the journey. Upon arrival at Capital Park Station in Pretoria, bid a fond farewell to the ‘Pride of Africa’ as you continue your journey by road. You’ll be met by a local representative and transferred directly to Johannesburg Airport (approximately one hour’s drive). Take a short flight to Durban (approximately 70 minutes). A snack will be provided during your flight. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide for the brief drive to your boutique hotel, the Oyster Box. The regal Oyster Box Hotel is a five minute walk from Umhlanga's Village Centre. The architecture, the decor, and the cuisine have all been carefully thought out to provide guests with an elite, luxurious and comfortable experience. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy your new surroundings before dinner is served in the hotel restaurant. DAY 4 – DURBAN
    Breakfast will be served before check-out at around 10am. Enjoy an orientation tour of the sub-tropical city of Durban, passing by some of Durban’s highlights before returning to Queen Mary 2 at noon.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2013. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT816, Single = CPT817). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart on the first day call to Cape Town, on 27th January, and return in Durban on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    In order to maintain the wonderful ambience of this classic rail journey, dress code for the day is smart casual while in the evening gentleman are requested to wear a jacket and ladies are suggested to wear cocktail or evening dresses. In maintaining the spirit of the bygone era, there are no radios or televisions on board and the use of mobile phones and laptops are confined to the privacy of your suites. The train is not accessible for wheelchairs.

    The fare includes: transport by coach, train and aircraft, economy class air travel, deluxe accommodation, sightseeing, meals and hotel as stated. Wines and spirits on board the train are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for. Tours operated by Rovos Rail are subject to change or cancellation.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have at least two blank pages. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended, whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.

    Tour code

    CPT_816

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 nights

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Safari - Single

    Experience a South African Safari, go in search of the “Big Five” and enjoy the relaxed Eastern Cape hospitality of Pumba.

    Pumba Private Game Reserve Safari - Single

    DAY 1 – EVENING AT PUMBA
    Departing the vibrant city of Cape Town, you’ll take an early flight to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. From here, you’ll drive along the open highway and into the wild bushland. The Pumba Private Game Reserve covers 6,500 hectares of privately-owned property in the Eastern Cape, designated a Malaria free zone. Pumba lodges offer traditional African Safari coupled with five-star luxury resulting in a perfect balance of casual opulence. The Reserve is home to Africa's ‘Big Five’, along with other famous species such as giraffe, zebra, hippo and warthog, also known as ‘Pumba’. On arrival at the lodge, timber footpaths lead you to your thatched chalet, complete with private deck and invigorating outdoor showers. You’ll have time to settle in and enjoy luncheon. Later on, you’ll meet up for afternoon tea before embarking on your dusk game drive, giving you the best opportunity to see wildlife at its most active. Dinner will be served at the Lodge, allowing you to discuss your evening’s adventures over some excellent South African cuisine and wine.

    DAY 2 – DAWN & DUSK GAME DRIVE
    After an early morning wake-up call, you’ll depart on a morning game drive, returning to the Lodge for a full breakfast. Spend the remainder of the morning at leisure. Relax in the spacious lounge or open deck and watch out for wildlife on the lake. Luncheon will be served, after which you are free to relax and simply soak up the wonderful Lodge atmosphere. Head out on a dusk game drive, where your experienced ranger will allow you to make the most of your time in the bush, tracking animals and later, enjoying sundowners. Perhaps during your day’s activities, you’ll have been lucky enough to spot one of the local white lions, elephants or even the enigmatic leopards. Returning to the Lodge, dinner will be served.

    DAY 3 –DAWN GAME DRIVE & PORT ELIZABTH
    Another early morning start allows you one last chance to head out into the wilds for a morning game drive in search of the ‘Big Five’. On your return, sit down to a leisurely breakfast and soak up the warm Pumba hospitality. You’ll have a while to relax in the comfort of your surroundings, before bidding farewell to the lodge and heading back to Port Elizabeth, where you’ll join Queen Elizabeth in time for luncheon on board.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, 4x4 etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    The booking deadline for this tour is the 20th December 2015. Bookings after this time will be on a request basis only. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT808, Single = CPT809). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. This tour will depart from Cape Town on 28th January and return in Port Elizabeth on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation ports prior to booking this overland tour. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart Cape Town on 28th January and return in Port Elizabeth on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    The drive from Port Elizabeth to Pumba is approximately 1½ hours, the majority of which is on smooth highway. This excursion is physically demanding and game drives are over uneven terrain. Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and airport delays. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. The contents and order of activities are subject to change by the Lodge management without prior notice. These may be due to weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Pumba Private Game Reserve.

    Pumba is located in an unfenced reserve and wild animals may wander into the Lodge surroundings during the night. Guests must follow rangers’ instructions, and must be accompanied by a ranger when moving between buildings at all times. 4x4 vehicles may not have seat belts fitted and standing up whilst vehicles are in motion is prohibited.

    Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.

    The fare includes: transport by coach and aircraft, economy class air travel, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be additional activities offered at the Lodge, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended, whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.

    Activity: Please refer to the game reserve important information details in this brochure before booking this tour.

    Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as Malaria free; however guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.

    Tour code

    CPT_809

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Phinda Game Reserve Overland - Single

    Visit Phinda in northern KwaZulu-Natal, bordering the Great St Lucia Wetland Park and enjoy game drives to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’.

    Phinda Game Reserve Overland - Single

    DAY 1 – AFTERNOON & EVENING AT PHINDA
    From Cape Town, you’ll take a two hour flight to Durban before being transferred by coach and 4x4 for the 3½ hour journey overland to the Phinda Private Game Reserve. Phinda is located in the lush Maputaland region of northern KwaZulu-Natal and is comprised of 17,500 hectares of conservation land sheltering an abundance of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, black and white rhino, and buffalo. On arrival at the Forest Lodge, enjoy a welcome drink before you settle into your accommodation. Set deep in the heart of a rare dry sand forest, the spectacular Forest Lodge features Zulu Zen style suites of wood and glass for the perfect balance of minimalism, comfort and style. The afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy the resort. Following afternoon tea you’ll depart for a late afternoon game drive in open 4-wheel drive vehicles. Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush. Head back to the Lodge to enjoy a delicious evening meal in the remarkable stone and reed boma (weather dependent), romantically illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns.

    DAY 2 – PHINDA
    After an early morning wake-up call, tea, coffee and biscuits will be served before you depart on a morning game drive, returning to the Lodge for breakfast. Spend the remainder of the morning at leisure or join one of the optional activities available at the Lodge (payable direct). Luncheon will be served, after which you may enjoy a welcome siesta. Following afternoon tea, depart on a late afternoon game drive in search of the incredible wildlife South Africa is so famed for. Sample Sundowners out in the bush and soak up the wonderful safari atmosphere before heading back to the Lodge for a dinner. Phinda Forest Lodge prides itself on its wonderful Pan African cuisine and hospitality along with the remarkable setting which adds to your overall bush experience.

    DAY 3 – PHINDA & RETURN TO DURBAN
    Another early wake up allows you to experience one final morning game drive in this incredible location. Coffee and light refreshments will be served before you head off and a full breakfast will be waiting on your return to the Lodge. You’ll have a short while to freshen up and pack your belongings before the return journey to Durban harbour where you will join Queen Mary 2 in time for a late luncheon on board.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, 4x4 etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    strong>Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2013. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT812, Single = CPT813). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart on Cape Town on 28th January and return in Durban on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and airport delays. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. The contents and order of activities are subject to change by the Lodge management without prior notice. These may be due to weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

    Phinda Forest Lodge is located in an unfenced reserve and wild animals may wander into the Lodge surroundings during the night. Guests must follow rangers’ instructions, and must be accompanied by a ranger when moving between buildings. 4x4 vehicles may not have seat belts fitted and standing up whilst vehicles are in motion is prohibited.

    Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.

    The fare includes: transport by coach and aircraft, economy class air tickets, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be alternative activities offered from the Lodge, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.

    Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as a low risk Malaria area; and guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.

    Tour code

    CPT_813

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Cape Point Peninsula

    Make the most of your day and experience the dramatic scenery of the Cape on this highly popular tour.

    Cape Point Peninsula

    Your scenic extravaganza begins with a drive through the suburbs of Bantry Bay and Clifton to Camps Bay, behind which rise the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles. Continue along the Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Hout Bay.

    Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, said to be the meeting point of two oceans. This area plays host to a wealth of indigenous flora and fauna with dramatic sea cliffs (among the highest in South Africa) and Cape Point as the main attraction. A funicular railway will whisk you to the viewing platform at the top of the Point. Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy fantastic photograph opportunities. At the platforms, you may opt to climb the additional 120 steps to the top of the Point, where the lighthouse is located.

    A delicious luncheon will be served at a scenically situated restaurant.

    Highlights include visiting the enchanting penguin colony at Boulders Beach as well as a visit to the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.


    This excursion will operate by coach, foot and funicular. Long queues often develop at the funicular station during peak times. The tour involves two hours’ walking so flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Chapman’s Peak Drive is narrow and winding and is unsuitable for guests with vertigo, it is run by the Government and be closed at any time without notice. The order of sights may vary. There is approximately over four hours of coach travel on this tour in order to take in the stunning sights. There is approximately a ten minute walk over sandy and slightly rocky paths to reach Boulders Beach. In order to avoid congestion, the order of sites visited may be rotated.

    Tour code

    CPT_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Lion Sands Game Reserve Overland - Double

    Experience the best of the Kruger National Park. Lion Sands offers sumptuous accommodation and excellent game drives within Sabi Sands.

    Lion Sands Game Reserve Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – EVENING AT LION SANDS
    Your African adventure begins as you set off on 2½ hour flight from Cape Town to Kruger. Enjoy the sights and scenery during your two hour drive which passes through the countryside and into the world famous Kruger National Park. Keep your eye out for wildlife as you wend your way through part of this enormous Park which covers an incredible two million hectares. Within the National Park is the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve which is the only reserve to have access to the Sabie River system. This wonderful river location ensures a great diversity of wildlife and incredible game viewing. Lion Sands is located within the exclusive Sabi Sands Reserve and offers outstanding accommodation in a beautiful, traditional African style. Each thatched bedroom has its own private wooden viewing deck over the river; so you won't have to go far to see the wildlife or to take in the surroundings. There are two swimming pools, social areas and a gym within the small, friendly Lion Sands River Lodge. You’ll have time to enjoy afternoon tea before your late afternoon/evening game drive. Set off with your experienced guide in search of the ‘Big Five’; lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and many other fascinating animals synonymous with South Africa. Enjoy sundowners before returning to the Lodge. Dinner will either be in the restaurant area or ‘boma’, a traditional South African outdoor barbecue style venue.

    DAY 2 – DAWN & DUSK GAME DRIVES
    An early start allows you to see the best of the wildlife before the heat of the day. If you’re after an adventure and a real taste of the African Bush, you’re in for an incredible ride. Lion Sands’ guides are experienced within the field of ecology and conservation. After your morning drive, you’ll return to the Lodge for a hearty breakfast and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Luncheon will be served, accompanied by wonderful South African wine. Your late afternoon/evening drive will set off at dusk to maximise your game viewing opportunities as many of the animals become more active when the temperature cools and the sun-sets. Sundowners will be served for you to enjoy the incredible bush atmosphere before returning to the lodge for dinner.

    DAY 3 – DAWN GAME DRIVE & DURBAN
    Enjoy your final morning game drive before breakfast and bid a fond farewell to Lion Sands. Returning to Kruger Airport, you’ll take the short one hour flight to Durban. A light snack will be provided during the flight. Enjoy an brief orientation of Durban before re-joining Queen Mary 2, as she sets sail for Mauritius.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2013. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT814, Single = CPT815). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart on Cape Town on 28th January and return in Durban on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Game drives will be over uneven terrain and wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and airport delays. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. The contents and order of activities are subject to change by the Lodge management without prior notice. These may be due to weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Game Reserve.

    Lion Sands is located in an unfenced reserve and wild animals may wander into the Lodge surroundings during the night. Guests must follow rangers’ instructions, and must be accompanied by a ranger when moving between buildings. 4x4 vehicles may not have seat belts fitted and standing up whilst vehicles are in motion is prohibited.

    Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.

    The fare includes: transport by coach and aircraft, economy class air tickets, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be alternative activities offered from the Lodge, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended, whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.

    Malaria: there is a variable risk of Malarial transmission and guests are strongly recommended to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling. Should prophylactic anti-Malarial medication be prescribed, guests should obtain this before joining the ship.

    Tour code

    CPT_814

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Phinda Game Reserve Overland - Double

    Visit Phinda in northern KwaZulu-Natal, bordering the Great St Lucia Wetland Park and enjoy game drives to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’.

    Phinda Game Reserve Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – AFTERNOON & EVENING AT PHINDA
    From Cape Town, you’ll take a two hour flight to Durban before being transferred by coach and 4x4 for the 3½ hour journey overland to the Phinda Private Game Reserve. Phinda is located in the lush Maputaland region of northern KwaZulu-Natal and is comprised of 17,500 hectares of conservation land sheltering an abundance of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, black and white rhino, and buffalo. On arrival at the Forest Lodge, enjoy a welcome drink before you settle into your accommodation. Set deep in the heart of a rare dry sand forest, the spectacular Forest Lodge features Zulu Zen style suites of wood and glass for the perfect balance of minimalism, comfort and style. The afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy the resort. Following afternoon tea you’ll depart for a late afternoon game drive in open 4-wheel drive vehicles. Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush. Head back to the Lodge to enjoy a delicious evening meal in the remarkable stone and reed boma (weather dependent), romantically illuminated by dozens of candles and lanterns.

    DAY 2 – PHINDA
    After an early morning wake-up call, tea, coffee and biscuits will be served before you depart on a morning game drive, returning to the Lodge for breakfast. Spend the remainder of the morning at leisure or join one of the optional activities available at the Lodge (payable direct). Luncheon will be served, after which you may enjoy a welcome siesta. Following afternoon tea, depart on a late afternoon game drive in search of the incredible wildlife South Africa is so famed for. Sample Sundowners out in the bush and soak up the wonderful safari atmosphere before heading back to the Lodge for a dinner. Phinda Forest Lodge prides itself on its wonderful Pan African cuisine and hospitality along with the remarkable setting which adds to your overall bush experience.

    DAY 3 – PHINDA & RETURN TO DURBAN
    Another early wake up allows you to experience one final morning game drive in this incredible location. Coffee and light refreshments will be served before you head off and a full breakfast will be waiting on your return to the Lodge. You’ll have a short while to freshen up and pack your belongings before the return journey to Durban harbour where you will join Queen Mary 2 in time for a late luncheon on board.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, 4x4 etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2013. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT812, Single = CPT813). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart on Cape Town on 28th January and return in Durban on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board.

    Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and airport delays. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. The contents and order of activities are subject to change by the Lodge management without prior notice. These may be due to weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

    Phinda Forest Lodge is located in an unfenced reserve and wild animals may wander into the Lodge surroundings during the night. Guests must follow rangers’ instructions, and must be accompanied by a ranger when moving between buildings. 4x4 vehicles may not have seat belts fitted and standing up whilst vehicles are in motion is prohibited.

    Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.

    The fare includes: transport by coach and aircraft, economy class air tickets, sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be alternative activities offered from the Lodge, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Remember to take any medication you may require in your hand luggage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended whilst protection from the sun is required during the day. Luggage limit is one soft case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg.

    Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as a low risk Malaria area; and guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.

    Tour code

    CPT_812

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Robben Island

    Visit the historic and proclaimed World Heritage Site, Robben Island, where former president, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned.

    Robben Island

    Since 1960 Robben Island has been synonymous with the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa, holding prisoners such as Nelson Mandela and poet, Dennis Brutus, during its incredible history. As well as holding past prisoners Robben Island is a home to over 20 mammals and 130 different bird species including the third largest colony of African Penguins.

    A short coach transfer will take you to the ferry terminal at the Nelson Mandela Gateway where you can browse through the museum before boarding the ferry across Table Bay to the Island. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation tour, by bus, of the old leper colony, Muslim shrine, shipwreck and the lime quarry where prisoners went through back breaking work.

    A highlight will be a former inmate giving a guided tour through the maximum security block and inside Nelson Mandela's cell, where prison conditions can be witnessed firsthand.


    This excursion will operate by coach, ferry and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking on this tour. The ferry ride is 30 minutes each way and is weather permitting. The ferry is Government owned and can be cancelled or rescheduled at any time, which may affect the duration. Transport on the island will be in a variety of different sized coaches, so the main tour group might be split up. Please note that ex inmates will guide on the island, so groups may have varied experiences depending what the ex inmate went through while imprisoned. Please note that the regular guide is not able to guide whilst on the island. Early booking is recommended due to the popularity of this tour and final numbers need to be submitted 72 hours before the ship’s call.

    Tour code

    CPT_031

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • The Garden Route Overland - Double

    Traverse the famous Garden Route of South Africa. See the sights, experience a Safari and enjoy wonderful food and wine along the way.

    The Garden Route Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN – BOTLIERSKOP
    As you depart the city of Cape Town, you’ll make your way towards Grabouw and the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass. You’ll travel through Riversdale and Swellendam, the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Continue onto Mossel Bay for a brief orientation drive, before continuing to Botlierskop. Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean, you will find Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. You’ll be shown to your air-conditioned tented suites, each with private wooden deck and views of the river or mountains. The tented suites are elegantly decorated with four-poster beds. The en-suite bathrooms have deep oval baths and refreshing outdoor showers. Relax and enjoy luncheon before taking some time at leisure. Botlierskop is an ideal venue for those who have not been on Safari before. Late afternoon you’ll depart on your dusk game drive where you will enjoy sundowner drinks amongst the elephants. At Botlierskop, you’ll have the opportunity to see rhinoceros, lions, buffalo, giraffe and zebra who reside within the 100 hectare enclosure. Reflect on the day’s adventures over dinner back at the resort.

    DAY 2 – PLETTENBERG BAY
    Take an early morning game drive with your ranger before returning to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast and a little time to relax before you continue along the Garden Route. Your journey takes you onto to Knysna, a charming holiday resort town, located on the edge of a picturesque lagoon. The mouth of the lagoon is guarded by two promontories, known as the ‘Knysna Heads’. Luncheon will be served at a local restaurant in Knysna before you make your way onto Plettenburg Bay, nominated as one of Africa’s leading beach destinations for three years in a row. On arrival, you’ll check into The Plettenberg, a five star boutique hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking views of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Relax on the terrace and gaze out over the bay where whales and dolphins are often spotted. For the more adventurous there are numerous activities, which can be purchased separately. A delicious three course dinner will be served in the evening to complete your Plettenberg experience.

    DAY 3 – PORT ELIZABETH
    Enjoy the Plettenburg hospitality once more as you take breakfast overlooking the ocean. After checking out, you’ll continue along the national road across the Groot River and Bloukrans Passes. You’ll stop in Storms River, located near Tsitsikamma National Park where you’ll have a light luncheon. Pay a visit to the ‘Big Tree’ an impressive Yellowwood, estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old. The final leg of your overland journey takes you past the Tsitsikamma Mountains and onto Port Elizabeth, where you’ll re-join the ship in time for dinner on board.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, 4x4 etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    The booking deadline for this tour is 20th December 2015. Bookings taken after this time will be on a request basis only. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = CPT806, Single = CPT807). Prices shown on your overland excursions record are per person, not per room. This tour will depart from Cape Town on 28th January and return in Port Elizabeth on 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation ports prior to booking this overland tour Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart Cape Town on 28th January and return in Port Elizabeth, 30th January. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland.

    This excursion is physically demanding. Game drives cover uneven terrain. Be prepared for early morning starts, lengthy days and climatic changes. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Mealtimes are generally leisurely affairs as fresh dishes take time to prepare. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. The contents and order of activities are subject to change in conjunction with local conditions.

    Environmental: part of the joy of this overland is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and to obtain a privileged insight into the cultural and natural environment. Please respect the cultures, traditions and ecology of the places visited with environmentally responsible behaviour.

    The fare includes: transport by coach sightseeing, meals and accommodation as stated. Wines and spirits at the Lodge are inclusive, however premium brands and champagnes may be charged for.

    The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gratuities, room service, doctors fees, prescriptions, medication and travel insurance. There may be alternative activities offered from the Lodge or hotel, these are to be at guests’ own cost and are offered independently of this excursion. Guests from the USA, UK and Australia do not require a visa; all other nationalities should check visa requirements before travel.

    What to pack: please remember your passport, which must have two blank pages, it is recommended that you place post-it notes on these two blank pages to prevent them being stamped during your voyage. Warmer clothes for early mornings and evenings are recommended whilst protection from the sun is required during the day.

    Malaria: The Eastern Cape is registered as Malaria free, however guests are advised to seek advice from a Travel Medicine Clinic prior to travelling.

    Tour code

    CPT_806

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Table Mountain

    No visit to Cape Town would be complete without a trip up Table Mountain, one of the world's most famous landmarks.

    Table Mountain

    Flat-topped Table Mountain, on the northern end of the peninsula, has long dominated Cape Town. When viewed from the city, the central massif has Devil's Peak on the left, Lion's Head on the right and Signal Hill in the foreground: together they form a sort of amphitheatre, which encloses the city centre.

    The coach will take you to the lower cable-way station for the ascent to the summit of Table Mountain. The journey takes just under four minutes and the floor rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent, giving you a full panorama of the area. There is nothing to beat the mountain top for fabulous views of the city, Table Bay and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

    The tour includes a short orientation tour of the 'Mother City' famed for its meticulously preserved Edwardian and Victorian buildings.


    This excursion will operate by coach and cable car. The operation of this tour is dependent on weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the tour will continue but omit the cable car ride. No refunds will be issued in this event. All guests must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the coach. You are advised to carry a jacket or sweater and wear flat, comfortable shoes and a sun hat. This tour is not suitable for those with a fear of heights. In the event of the cable car not operating - the South African Museum will be visited.

    Tour code

    CPT_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3½ hours

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Queen Mary 2

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Queen Victoria

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