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Explore South Africa on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Johannesburg, and Durban, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting South Africa on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to South Africa start at $7,537 for a trip of 9 to 99 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to South Africa and our team of South Africa travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$25,200
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Cape Town-Mahe

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Explore Cape Town's Table Mountain
  • Visit Port Elizabeth's beaches
  • Explore Richards Bay
  • Snorkel Nosy Komba's azure waters
Starts/ Ends in:
Cape Town / Mahe
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from Cape Town's rugged beaches to the tranquil shores of Mahe. Beginning in Cape Town, travel north to Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, and Richards Bay - all of which are rich in traditional Zulu and Xhosa culture. Two days at sea bring you to Mozambique Island and its kaleidoscope …
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Rockhopper penguins
$17,200
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Ushuaia to Cape Town

22 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Stroll through Stanley's streets
  • Visit Shackleton's grave
  • Observe king penguins
  • Explore volcanic Gough Island
  • Discover Cape Town's wonders
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the most remote archipelago in the world on this mind-stretching adventure. Be prepared for astounding diversity: sea-lions, seals, dolphins, albatrosses and penguins are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see. Absorb the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean with unforgettable views …
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$192,598
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142-Day Extraordinary Discoveries

142 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Sojourn
  • See Fiji's islands
  • Swim and snorkel in Vanuatu
  • Enjoy Sydney's landmarks
  • Know batik fabric decoration
Starts/ Ends in:
Miami / Barcelona
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
More than 60 ports in 32 countries are visited on this 142-day journey from Miami to Barcelona. Overnight stays in 10 cities and late-night stays in 16 ports are included in the voyage, allowing visitors to spend more time in each location. In addition to crossing two oceans, the Seabourn Sojourn …
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Colorful towns of the Canary Islands
$22,999
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Africa's Atlantic Coast & Canary Islands

30 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Sojourn
  • Discover Morocco's Medina
  • Explore Namibia's Dune Seven
  • Admire Canary Islands' cliffs
  • Swim on Santiago's white sand beach
Starts/ Ends in:
Cape Town / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This30-daycruiseaboardtheSeabournSojournvisitstheCanaryIslandsandtheAtlanticcoastofAfrica. Spend the following day at sea before arriving in lovely Luderitz and learning about its history as a diamond rush town. Explore the magnificent city of Walvis with its seabirds, dunes, and extensive whaling …
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A close up of a type of traditional dress worn in Africa.
$7,537
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth

9 Day Itinerary aboard African Dream
  • Learn about the regionĀ“s legends
  • Explore Chobe National Park
  • Tour Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Visit Impalila's local school
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the African Dream in Johannesburg and begin a 9-day cruise along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Get an up-close experience of South Africa´s wilderness, enjoy authentic traditional cuisine, learn about age-old customs, and in the end of your trip admirethe grandness of Victoria …
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