Africa cruises

Any Africa cruise gives you a taste of the continent’s natural beauty. Orange dunes, yellow savannah, deep green hills and azure seas paint vivid pictures. Set against these backdrops stand vibrant cities and towns, full of zest and energy. The islands around its shores are memorable too, rugged outposts with many a story to tell.

Experiences

Cruises to Cape Town offer poignant visits to Robben Island, an ascent of Table Mountain or excursions out to the acclaimed winelands. Elsewhere in South Africa, game drives may reveal lions, leopards and elephants, while Namibia’s dunes and resorts are just as breathtaking. Browsing for silver, spices or carpets in the souks of North Africa offers an incredible cruise experience too.

History

Africa’s history has been long and often difficult. Recent centuries have been marked by wars, hunger and apartheid, but the continent’s future is looking brighter. South Africa has grown into a booming country, with wealth coming from mining and agriculture. Other African nations are developing too, often with the help of tourism as we remain captivated by the continent’s beauty and vibrancy.

Culture

To give you an idea of Africa’s diversity, estimates suggest that somewhere between 1,500 and 3,000 languages are spoken across Africa. Africans are proud of their customs, so from our Africa cruises you can expect to see spectacular displays of costume, song and dance, along with captivating artwork made by traditional methods. Any cruise to South Africa reveals the huge cultural importance of sport, with rugby and cricket the most popular among them.

Cuisine

Like the continent itself, African cuisine is hugely varied. North Africa enjoys Mediterranean influences, whilst central African countries offer staples such as unleavened breads and spiced meats. South African cuisine is known for its eclectic use of different cooking styles – taken from the many visiting traders and settlers.

  • Port Elizabeth
  • Sand dunes of Walvis Bay
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Table Mountain, Cape Town

Location

Featured cruises to Africa

  • Cape Town to Melbourne

    Featured Cruise

    Sat 19 Jan to 10 Feb 2019

    Cape Town to Melbourne

    Queen Elizabeth

    22 nights from $3,359 per person

  • Cape Town to Adelaide

    Featured Cruise

    Sat 19 Jan to 08 Feb 2019

    Cape Town to Adelaide

    Queen Elizabeth

    20 nights from $4,409 per person

  • Southampton to Cape Town

    Featured Cruise

    Thu 3 Jan to 19 Jan 2019

    Southampton to Cape Town

    Queen Elizabeth

    16 nights from $2,549 per person

Africa

Available cruises: 35

Wonderful places to visit

The drama of Africa’s landscape ranges from orange dunes, lush grassland plains, to deep green hills and turquoise ocean. As well as the opportunity to go on safari, you'll find a fascinating range of cultures, which are full of zest and energy.

Cape Verde

Visit a pristine island nation where relaxing on perfect beaches will be at the top of your agenda. Cape Verde is found off the coast of Western Africa and is often referred to as the ‘African Caribbean’ thanks to its powder-soft white sands. Mindelo is the port city of St Vincent, the second most populated island and the ideal destination for your Cape Verde cruise.

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