Cruises From Cape Town To Explore The Wonders Of Africa

While you’d imagine roaming the incredible continent of Africa by land would be the best way to see this incredible part of the world.

Travelling by sea is just as adventurous. An African cruise enables you to unlock the treasures of North African delights. From the mountains of Morocco to the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

With trips extending down south, reaching the southernmost point of Africa and an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town. This article explores the many wonders you will discover on an African cruise

Exploring Cape Town by day 

With many African cruises starting and finishing in the port of Cape Town, you’re in for a treat. Unlock the many wonders this incredible city has to offer.

From a trip to Robben Island to see the prison cell in which Nelson Mandela was held, take an off-road safari vehicle to see African wildlife in their home at Addo Elephant National Park, or take a tour of the iconic Table Mountain.

South Africa and the city of Cape Town has much to see and do, much of it can be ticked off in a day or two as part of your cruise itinerary. 

African cruise ports and highlights 

You may be thinking, most of Africa is landlocked? Although there are many African nations locked by land, there are a whole host of port cities and countries that are accessible by cruise ship.

With the majority of major cruise lines offering cruises that explore Africa and nearby regions, docking in many of the following African cruise ports: 

  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Nosy Bé, Madagascar
  • Mossel Bay, South Africa
  • Durban, South Africa 
  • Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • Luanda, Angola
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Banjul, Gambia
  • Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Agadir, Morocco
  • Casablanca, Morocco

Discover the Old Medina of Casablanca, see flamingos in their natural habitat at Walvis Bay in Namibia, explore deserted beaches and enjoy the laid-back vibe of Nosy Bé in Madagascar, or enjoy live-music bars and al fresco restaurants in the town of Santa Maria on the island of Cape Verde. 

The continent of Africa is vast, the world’s second largest, it is home to an abundance of cultures, animals, history, and all types of people.

Seeing this continent and what it has to offer by cruise is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the amazing coastline and the ports and cities that line it.

Seeing such ports will open your eyes to the incredibly beautiful wonders the continent has to offer. 

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