Shore Excursions in Africa.

To help you experience the very best of your destinations, Cunard offers a diverse selection of excursions ashore, from leisurely sightseeing to exciting activities.

43 excursions in Africa

Excursions are released around 12 weeks before the cruise departs. To book an excursion for your cruise, please visit Voyage Personaliser

Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Valley

Venture to Namib Naukluft Park to discover the treasures of the Namib.

  • Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Valley
  • Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Valley
  • Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Valley

Your scenic coach drive will take you to the Namib passing by endless waves of sand dunes, stopping for a photo at Dune 7.

Turn onto the Welwitschia Drive where the landscape becomes dotted with the extraordinary Welwitschia Mirablis plant. These prehistoric plants that are unique to Namibia, have adapted to their harsh habitat, they only produce two leaves in their lifetime and have a lifespan of over 500 years.

Continue onto the ‘lunar landscape’ of this vast area of eroded valleys where you can almost imagine you are on the moon. Enjoy the breath taking views, before driving onwards to Walvis Bay via the coastal road, passing sand dunes on one side and the sea on the other.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is involves walking over rocky and uneven terrain. Guests will spend time outdoors, standing in the sun, so comfortable clothing and shoes, a sun hat and sun block are strongly recommended.

Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Valley

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari provides a wonderful opportunity to encounter the ‘Big Five’ in their natural environment.

  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve

Journey approximately 1¼ hours to Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Shamwari has been voted the World's Leading Game Reserve and Conservation Company for many consecutive years.

The British TV series ‘Safari School’ and ‘The Animal Planet’ series titled ‘Shamwari - A wild life’ were filmed at Shamwari Game Reserve. It is also a favourite with celebrities and previous visitors include Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage, Neve Campbell and John Travolta.

Board your 4x4 vehicle for an exciting game drive lasting approximately 2½ hours and accompanied by an experienced ranger. Ensure to keep your eyes peeled for the fabulous ‘Big Five’ as well as a number of other game including hippopotamus, giraffe, cheetah, Kudu and Zebra to name a few.

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious buffet style luncheon before your journey back to the ship.

This excursion will operate by coach and 4x4. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Guests must be mobile enough to board the open 4x4 vehicles. The roads in the Game Reserve are gravel with inclines, and certain parts of the game drive can be bumpy. This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems. Comfortable clothing, binoculars and a sun hat are strongly recommended. Smoking, talking loudly and standing up is not permitted during the game drive. Mobile phones must be switched off and no food is permitted to be taken on the game vehicles. For safety reasons, children under the age of six years are not permitted on this tour. Guests must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ paragraph on the inside front cover of the shore excursions brochure.

Shamwari Game Reserve
  • Durban, South Africa
  • 7 hours
    • Medium activity level,
    • Meal included,
    • Refreshments included,
    • Shopping
  • TOUR CODE: DUR_013

Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics

Discover the spectacular Howick Falls as well as visiting the award winning Ardmore Ceramics Studio.

  • Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics
  • Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics
  • Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics
  • Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics
  • Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics

In the heart of the Natal Midlands is Howick, where you will find the magnificent Howick Falls, a fantastic display of over 300 feet, almost in the centre of the picturesque town itself. Known to the Zulu people as KwaNogqaza - Place of the Tall One - the Falls were first seen by European adventurers in the early 19th century.

Luncheon will be served at the Granny Mouse Country House and includes a choice of house wine or a soft drink.

In 1985 Fèe Halsted-Berning lived on the farm, Ardmore, in the Champagne Valley under the shadow of the Drakensberg Mountains. Her first art student was Bonnie Ntshalintshali whose natural aptitude for ceramic art soon attracted other students. This led to the creation of Ardmore Lavendula, the largest ceramic art studio in South Africa, situated close to Nottingham Road and Mooi River. The large group of sculptors and painters who produce ceramics under the Ardmore label amply demonstrate the diversity of talents that has emerged under Fèe's tuition. There will be time to visit the ceramic shop to see some of the prestigious handcrafted designs.

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves walking over some uneven ground. Comfortable non-slip walking shoes are recommended. A donation will be made to the Ardmore Excellence fund from the sales of this tour, which helps increase the opportunity of training for artists. In order to avoid congestion, the order of sites visited may be rotated.

Howick Falls & Ardmore Ceramics
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