Port Elizabeth cruises

As you cruise to Port Elizabeth, or “The Bay,” you will feel the energy and prosperity of the thriving city. It is one of the largest and sunniest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province in a region now known as Nelson Mandela Bay.

The city stretches for 10 miles along Algoa Bay and is one of the major seaports in the country. Travelling to South Africa by ship it is quite likely you will cruise to Port Elizabeth to dock. As you sail into the port area there are magnificent views of a small group of islands, home to many rare seabird populations, dotted in the waters.

The Port Elizabeth harbour, waterfront and city centre were renovated for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is a stylish and prosperous port with dazzling white buildings towering behind bobbing private yachts and cruisers. The British heritage of Port Elizabeth is indelibly marked in the classical architecture which at first glance looks entirely European.

The seaport was founded by the British Acting Governor, Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin in 1820. Many people assume Donkin named the port after the queen but it is actually named after his beloved wife.

Things to do and see

Many of the local historic attractions are linked by “The Donkin Trail.” The tour is signposted with information boards at each point of particular interest. Enjoy the trail at a leisurely pace and soak in the fascinating historical sights. The Donkin Street terraced houses are enchanting, with their row of stepped roofs and picket fence balconies.

Today they are classed as a national monument and preserved as a testament to the past. The terrace is just one spectacle out of 51 places of historical interest you will come across as you follow the trail.

Port Elizabeth is located within a stretch of south-eastern coastline known as “The Garden Route” due to its verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation and the numerous lakes and lagoons dotted along the coast.

For nature lovers Port Elizabeth is a popular destination for whale watching. Humpback whales visit twice a year in summer and winter from June to August and November to January. Southern right whales enter the waters between July and November and Bryde’s whales can be sighted all year round.

The wider area surrounding Port Elizabeth also has some great game reserves including the Addo Elephant Park, 45 miles to the north near the Zuurberg mountain range and National Park.

Dining in Port Elizabeth

South Africa is often called the Rainbow Nation and the menus you encounter during your visit to Port Elizabeth will show you why. There is not a country that is not represented in the restaurants here. Italian restaurants sit next door to Chinese, then Mexican and French. It is like a gastronomic world tour walking around the city’s eateries. For a more authentic taste of Port Elizabeth, visit the township. The local Xhosa people are warm, hospitable and keen to show off their home-brewed beers and traditional food. Try bobotie, the closest thing to South Africa’s national dish. This hearty meal is similar to moussaka and made with curried meat and topped with a creamy, egg topping.

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.

  • Addo Elephant Park

    This adventure takes you in search of elephants along a network of game-viewing roads.

    Addo Elephant Park

    In the 1920's, the hired game hunter, Major P J Pretorius, almost wiped out the entire herd of elephants which roamed the Eastern Cape. Fortunately a few remained and bred to produce around 300 elephants, which are today protected in the Addo Elephant Park. Belonging to the same species as the African Elephant, the reddish-coloured Addo Elephant is smaller with more rounded ears, while the females generally have no tusks.

    On a game drive through the park by coach, your driver/guide will take you through this extensive parkland, scanning the bush for these gentle giants.

    A variety of other game animals is present and has recently been introduced to the Reserve. This includes lion, hyena, cheetah, zebra, eland, kudu and red hartebeest. Also quite notable is the unique flightless dung beetle, which is found almost exclusively in Addo.


    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 tour is conducted entirely by coach. Sightings of animals cannot be guaranteed. Due to the bumpy nature of this tour, it is not recommended for passengers suffering with back problems. Smoking and talking loudly are not permitted during the drive and mobile phones must be switched off. Comfortable clothing, binoculars and a sun hat are recommended.

    Tour code

    PLZ_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Schotia Game Reserve

    Head out on safari, and see the world famous African animals up close in their own habitat.

    Schotia Game Reserve

    Embark on a 1¼ hour scenic drive along the Eastern Cape to Schotia Private Game Reserve, and admire the natural beauty of Africa.

    Schotia Private Game Reserve has been owned and operated by the same family since 1833 and is now into its 6th generation. It’s one of the oldest private game viewing reserves in the Cape Province and the first to have lions hunt for themselves. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink, before hopping aboard the 4x4 open vehicles for a three hour game drive, traversing the reserve, where the wildlife roams in profusion and diversity.

    Schotia is home to nearly 2,000 animals and over 40 different species. Keep your camera close at hand, as you are likely to encounter numerous antelope species, lion, hippo, rhino, giraffe, elephant, zebra, ostrich and many monkeys. The focus of your game drive is not only the large majestic beasts but also the humble smaller mammals, birds and insects which will leave you in awe.

    A buffet luncheon will be served in a traditional thatched lapa.


    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.

    Please refer to the game reserve important information before booking this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Guests are advised that luncheon will be served at approximately 2.00pm onwards, it’s therefore recommended that you have a hearty breakfast before leaving the ship. Guests must be mobile enough to board the open game 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 people 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 in the open vehicles. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. EARLY BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL GAME RESERVE TOURS.

    Tour code

    PLZ_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    8¼ hours

  • Sundays' River by Canoe

    The perfect excursion for keen photographers and nature enthusiasts: a chance to spot the local wildlife as you canoe along Sundays River.

    Sundays' River by Canoe

    There’s nothing better than messing about on the river! View the local wildlife and birds on the riverbank as you drift peacefully along Sundays River in a custom-designed canoe. The river flows through Addo Elephant National Park, bordering its new Southern border.

    After a short safety briefing, you’ll be on your way. Keep your eyes peeled for water birds; the region is home to many diverse species including seven different types of kingfisher, and don’t forget to look up – the magnificent Fish Eagle is often sighted here. After a few hours canoeing you’ll have earned your lunch! There’s time to relax and enjoy refreshments and a light barbeque lunch on the banks of the river before returning to your ship.


    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.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    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 minibus and canoe. There is approximately 2½ hours of canoeing on this tour. Canoes are stable and are sit-inside canoes with two seats. Children under the age of eight and pregnant women may not participate. The sighting of wildlife is not guaranteed. Participants should be competent swimmers and physically fit. Please take a hat, sunglasses, shoes that can get wet, a towel and sunscreen. Please wear your swimwear, it is also recommended to bring a change of clothes. Life vests are provided, which must be worn. Waterproof compartments are available to store your belongings, however please keep these to a minimum.

    Tour code

    PLZ_015

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Overland - 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 Overland - Single

    DAY 1 – PUMBA

    Drive away from Port Elizabeth, along the open highway and into the wild bushland. The Pumba Private Game Reserve covers 6,500 hectares of privately-owned property on the Eastern Cape, designated a Malaria free zone. Pumba’s Water Lodge overlooks Lake Kariega and offers 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 Water Lodge, luncheon will be served. Timber footpaths lead you to your thatched chalet, complete with private deck and invigorating outdoor showers. You’ll have time to settle in before meeting up for afternoon tea and embarking on your dusk game drive, giving you the best opportunity to see the 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 & CAPE TOWN

    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, before bidding farewell to Pumba and heading back to Port Elizabeth Airport for the approximate 1½ hour flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you’ll drive through a small part of the city before re-joining the ship in the harbour in the afternoon. You’ll have the following day to explore the delights of Cape Town as you wish.


    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.

    The booking deadline for this tour is the 18th December 2017. 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 = PLZ804, single = PLZ805). 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 from Port Elizabeth on 21st April and return in Cape Town on 23rd April. 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 content 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 in the Pumba Private Game Reserve.

    Pumba Water 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 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, doctor’s 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 overland excursion. As this overland tour involves leaving the ship and re-joining in another port, your visa requirements may vary dependent on your nationality and the duration of your stay. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in receipt of the correct documentation; we recommend you check on the applicable government website for visa and entry requirements.

    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

    PLZ_805

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Port Elizabeth Highlights

    Port Elizabeth offers the amenities of a modern city, with a fascinating history. Experience them both on this introduction.

    Port Elizabeth Highlights

    Leaving the harbour area, pass the city’s most prominent landmark, the Campanile Monument. Built in 1923, it commemorates the landing of the first British settlers who arrived in 1820 and is situated on the site where the settlers landed and contains a carillon of 23 bells. Continue along the beachfront to the suburb of Summerstrand which is a very popular beach area with many guesthouses and hotels before reaching the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Campus

    Along the beachfront, stop off at Shark Rock Pier for a photo-stop (subject to coach accessibility) before transferring to the city centre to view the highlights such as the library, Post Office and City Hall. The City Hall was seriously damaged by fire in 1977, resulting in a major restoration program. Depart for the Donkin Memorial, a stone pyramid erected in memory of Sir Rufane Donkin's wife Elizabeth, whom Port Elizabeth was named after.

    Continue to Fort Frederick, a monument, which was named after Frederick, the Duke of York and pass St George’s Cricket Ground en-route to the Nelson Mandela Stadium for a photograph stop.


    This excursion will operate by coach. This tour involves minimal walking; however some of the sites visited will have gravel and unpaved ground. Flat, comfortable walking shoes & sun hats are recommended, guests can remain on the coach at these photo stops if they wish.

    Tour code

    PLZ_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Pumba Game Reserve

    Spot the Big Five in their natural environment on this stunning tour to Pumba Game Reserve.

    Pumba Game Reserve

    Situated approximately 1½ hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, Pumba Private Game Reserve covers over 6,000 hectares of land and offers the thrilling experience of spotting the Big Five in their natural environment. Pumba covers five of the seven biomes, and is the first of the Eastern Cape Game reserves to introduce a White Lion breeding programme.

    As well as the amazing animals you will find at Pumba Private Game Reserve, for the bird lovers there are over 300 different species. Other animals on the reserve include giraffe, zebra, hippo, cheetah, warthog, hyena, wild dogs and a host of others.

    Tea, coffee or juice will be served upon arrival at the lodge, after which you will proceed on a two hour game drive in open vehicles, with experienced rangers, viewing Pumba’s abundant game and birdlife, as well as experiencing the beauty of the Reserve.

    Return to the lodge for a buffet lunch, which will be served in the restaurant before reboarding the open vehicles to continue for a further hour game drive.


    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, open vehicle and on foot. Guests must be mobile enough to board the open game 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 people 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 in the open vehicles. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

    EARLY BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL GAME RESERVE TOURS.

    Please be advised that the small souvenir shop at the lunch venue will only accept local currency – South African Rand. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

    Tour code

    PLZ_005

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Lalibela Game Reserve

    Spend a day on safari where all of the animals, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the entire reserve.

    Lalibela Game Reserve

    The Lalibela Private Game Reserve is located 55 miles from Port Elizabeth, with a journey time of approximately 1½ hrs. The Eastern Cape is rich in ethnic culture and diversity, and offers you a unique wildlife experience. This malaria-free environment spans 5 eco-systems, resulting in a breathtaking diversity of flora and fauna.

    Refreshments will be served at the Day Visitors’ Centre, before starting your game drive in open vehicles. Navigate the Reserve, where the wildlife roams in profusion and diversity. You’ll be face to face with a multitude of game species, ranging from the mighty ‘Big Five’, to the tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax. Lalibela is also home to hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest. Hopefully, you will encounter a variety of wildlife on your game drive, however, sightings are not guaranteed.

    Enjoy a buffet luncheon, during which Xhosa dancers and singers will entertain you.


    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 and open vehicles. Please refer to the game reserve important information before booking this tour. Guests under the age of seven are not permitted to participate on this tour. Please be advised that the small souvenir shop at the luncheon venue will only accept local currency – South African Rand. It is custom for the unmarried Xhosa women to go topless. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

    Tour code

    PLZ_007

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Overland - Double

    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 Overland - Double

    DAY 1 – PUMBA

    Drive away from Port Elizabeth, along the open highway and into the wild bushland. The Pumba Private Game Reserve covers 6,500 hectares of privately-owned property on the Eastern Cape, designated a Malaria free zone. Pumba’s Water Lodge overlooks Lake Kariega and offers 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 Water Lodge, luncheon will be served. Timber footpaths lead you to your thatched chalet, complete with private deck and invigorating outdoor showers. You’ll have time to settle in before meeting up for afternoon tea and embarking on your dusk game drive, giving you the best opportunity to see the 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 & CAPE TOWN

    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, before bidding farewell to Pumba and heading back to Port Elizabeth Airport for the approximate 1½ hour flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you’ll drive through a small part of the city before re-joining the ship in the harbour in the afternoon. You’ll have the following day to explore the delights of Cape Town as you wish.


    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.

    The booking deadline for this tour is the 18th December 2017. 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 = PLZ804, single = PLZ805). 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 from Port Elizabeth on 21st April and return in Cape Town on 23rd April. 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 content 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 in the Pumba Private Game Reserve.

    Pumba Water 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 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, doctor’s 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 overland excursion. As this overland tour involves leaving the ship and re-joining in another port, your visa requirements may vary dependent on your nationality and the duration of your stay. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in receipt of the correct documentation; we recommend you check on the applicable government website for visa and entry requirements.

    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

    PLZ_804

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Sibuya Game Reserve

    Encounter the ‘Big Five’ at Sibuya Game Reserve, including a leisurely River Cruise.

    Sibuya Game Reserve

    Thought by some to be one of South Africa's most beautiful private game reserves, Sibuya covers more than 3000 hectares of varied terrain and vegetation. This breathtakingly beautiful game reserve is home to an abundance of diverse wildlife from elephants to otters, and almost everything in between, including the Big Five.

    Upon arrival, a relaxing river cruise will take you to Forest Camp where your 4x4 open vehicles will be waiting. During your game drive through the reserve, you may encounter lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and monkeys to name a few. This is your opportunity to be privileged enough to see the world famous African animals close up in their own habitat.

    Afterwards, a delicious buffet-style luncheon will be served at the day centre, before embarking the boat for your river cruise back to reception, where your coach awaits you for your transfer back to Port Elizabeth.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and open vehicle Please refer to the game reserve important information details in this brochure before booking this tour. The journey to Sibuya Game Reserve is approximately 1¾ hours each way. Please be advised that the small souvenir shop at the lunch venue will only accept local currency – South African Rand. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. There is limited availability on this tour, therefore booking early is recommended.

    Tour code

    PLZ_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    9½ hours

  • Kwantu Game Reserve

    Encounter the Big Five at Kwantu Game Reserve.

    Kwantu Game Reserve

    Journey for approximately 1½ hours to Kwantu Game Reserve, Predator Education and Rehabilitation Centre. This untouched wilderness boasts a past as rich as its abundant wildlife population, which includes free roaming African Big Five.

    Upon arrival at the village of Sidbury, located within the Reserve, game rangers will welcome you with refreshments, before its time to commence your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

    Join a game drive in open game vehicles, accompanied by professional game rangers. Game on the property includes zebra, buffalo, giraffe, hippos, rhinos, elephants, lions & a variety of antelope. Lions are free roaming on the greater reserve, as well as accommodated in an enclosed area.

    You’ll also pay a visit to the Predator Education & Rehabilitation Centre, which is home to various cats including cheetah, Bengal tigers & lions. Here they are undergoing the process of rehabilitation and re-wilding, in preparation for ultimate release.

    Afterwards, indulge in a delicious buffet-style luncheon, during which you’ll be entertained by a troop of Xhosa dancers and singers.


    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
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises 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 P&O Cruises.

    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 and open 4x4 vehicle. Please refer to the game reserve important information details in this brochure before booking this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 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 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. The game drive will last approximately three hours. Please be advised that the Kwantu Resort has a strict no alcohol policy; they do not serve any alcohol on the premises. For safety reasons, children under the age of six are not permitted on this tour.

    Tour code

    PLZ_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    7¾ hours

  • Shamwari Game Reserve

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

    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.


    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 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.

    Tour code

    PLZ_011

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6¾ hours

  • Kariega Game Reserve

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the ‘Big Five’ in their natural habitat. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is not to be missed.

    Kariega Game Reserve

    Situated approximately 1½ hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth is the Kariega Game Reserve, set in 5,000 hectares of malaria-free wilderness, offering a wonderful wildlife experience. Kariega prides itself on the abundance of general game and bird life, supplementing the ‘Big Five’. The Reserve hosts over 25 game and 250 bird species, including lions, leopard, elephant, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, numerous other antelope species and resident Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles.

    Located in pristine surroundings, the tranquillity and splendour of Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is, beyond doubt, astounding. Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley, you cannot get any closer to nature than this wondrous African wilderness, in the heart of the 1820 Settler Country, with its rich historical heritage.

    Tea and coffee or juice will be served upon arrival at the lodge, after which you’ll proceed on a 3¼ hour game drive, in open vehicles, with experienced rangers. Returning to the lodge, a buffet lunch will be served in the restaurant, situated on the top of a high ridge overlooking the hills and plains.



    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 and open vehicles. Guests must be mobile enough to board the open game 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 people 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 in the open vehicles. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

    EARLY BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL GAME RESERVE TOURS.

    Tour code

    PLZ_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Amakhala Game Reserve

    Amakhala Game Reserve offers a product aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscapes of the Eastern Cape.

    Amakhala Game Reserve

    Amakhala Game Reserve is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely and so making a contribution to the conservation of our natural heritage. The land was used to ranch sheep and cattle up to the turn of the century. The challenge has been to re-establish the original flora and fauna species to the area and to return the land to nature.

    Explore the Game Reserve's 18,000 acres in four by four vehicles to discover lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and monkeys. This is your opportunity to be privileged enough to see the world famous African animals close up in their own habitat.

    The focus of the game drives is not only the large majestic beasts but also the humble smaller mammals, birds and insects. The reserve hosts five of the world’s six vegetation biomes. Luncheon will be served in the lodge after the game drive.


    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 and open vehicles. Guests must be mobile enough to board the open game 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 people 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 in the open vehicles. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

    EARLY BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL GAME RESERVE TOURS.

    Tour code

    PLZ_008

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • Township Experience

    Gain an insight into Port Elizabeth’s people, townships and past on this thought-provoking tour.

    Township Experience

    This tour combines a look at the city’s apartheid past with a chance to discover the everyday life of its indigenous Xhosa-speaking community. Your excursion begins with a drive around the city’s notable sights, including the Feather Market Centre, the Old Post Office and Donkin Reserve Pyramid and Lighthouse. You’ll also pause at the ‘Native Strangers location’, before touring a number of deprived and undeveloped townships, as well as some middle class areas – all home to the city’s diverse population.

    A stop at a gallery of township artists in the squatter camp, Rhamaphosa Village showcases the vibrant local arts and crafts. You’ll meet the artists and can buy crafts directly from them if you wish. En route to your next stop, you’ll see Emlotheni Memorial Park - dedicated to the memory of six anti-apartheid activists and a poignant reminder of the city’s turbulent past. You’re assured of a warm welcome during a visit to a local school or day care centre; an opportunity to understand more about the community and enjoy a soft drink refreshment.

    On your way back to the quayside you’ll drive by the historic Red Location, striking because of its unique architecture and its strong connection to the history of the ANC (African National Congress).


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1¾ hours of walking on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate. Comfortable walking shoes and clothes recommended. If you wish to purchase items at the local market, bring small denominations of currency. Guests are advised not to carry valuables with them.

    Tour code

    PLZ_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Addo Elephant Park by 4x4

    Encounter elephants and other wild animals on this wonderful 4x4 game drive.

    Addo Elephant Park by 4x4

    A scenic drive of just over an hour takes you to Addo Elephant National Park.

    Established in 1931 to save 11 elephants on the brink of extinction, Addo Elephant Park is now the third largest in South Africa and home to more than 350 elephants and a large number of other mammals.

    Upon arrival, board your open top, 4x4 vehicle for your exciting game drive through the park. During your drive, you will hopefully be able to encounter the rare Addo Elephant. Belonging to the same species as the African Elephant, this reddish-coloured Addo Elephant is smaller with more rounded ears, while the females generally have no tusks.

    Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of other game, which were recently introduced to the reserve, including lion, hyena, leopard, zebra, eland, kudu and red hartebeest. The rare flightless dung beetle has also set up home here.


    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 and 4x4. 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.

    Tour code

    PLZ_010

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours