Silversea Cruises Africa Cruises

The vast lands of Africa, Arabia and the Middle East offer Silversea cruisers an exciting way to learn and observe the diverse cultures that have served as the bedrock of society. Relish the rich traditions in Richard’s Bay, where you can explore the Zulu culture or set out on a safari. Kick back on the beautiful beaches and savor the delicious wineries of South Africa, before heading out for an expedition on the imposing Table Mountain. Interact with everything from lions to elephants to zebras and venture into lakes where you can find flamingoes and egrets—cruise to Arabia, Africa, and the Indian Ocean with Silversea.

 

Things to Do on an Africa Cruise with Silversea Cruises

 

There’s nothing more thrilling than a cruise to Africa, especially given the chance to spot an elephant or a lion while on a safari. Continue below to check out some of the other exciting Silversea cruise excursions awaiting you in Africa. And after your thrilling day at a game reserve be sure to head to South Africa’s wine country for a relaxing meal.

 


Silversea Cruises Table Mountain with flowers
  • Cape Town and Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
    Visit the flat topped ridge of the most popular landmark in Cape Town at Table Mountain. At the summit of the mountain, you’ll see Devil’s Peak on one side and Lion’s Head on the other. The National Parks Board has kept the mountain protected and maintains its 2,285 plant species.
     

 


Silversea Cruises vineyard in Franschhoek Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch and Wine Tasting (Cape Town, South Africa)
    Capital of Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch is a university town lined with Dutch-style streets and architecture. It’s also home to over 200 wine estates. All estates show impressive and beautiful grounds and kind hospitality. You’ll get to experience one of these lovely estates with wine tours and tastings.
     

 


Silversea Cruises pumba private game reserve eastern Cape South Africa
  • Big 5 Pumba Private Game Reserve (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
    The Pumba Game Reserve offers an exhilarating experience and a chance to scout for the five most difficult animals for hunters to hunt. These elusive species are referred to as the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopards. Other wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and endless species of birds.
     

 


Silversea Cruises shark Ushaka Durban South Africa
  • Shark Dive at U-Shaka Marine World (Durban, South Africa)
    Located in Durban, the world class U-Shaka Marine World attracts tourists looking for an exciting, unique and up close adventure with the sharks of the Indian Ocean. You’ll enter a safety cage and be lowered into the water to view sharks like the ragged-tooth shark and the Zambezi shark (aka bull shark).
     

 


Silversea Cruises hippo in the greater St Lucia wetland park world heritage site
  • St. Lucia Nature Reserve - Hippo Haven (Richards Bay, South Africa)
    Cruise through Lake St. Lucia where you’ll meet the gigantic hippos of the land at the St. Lucia Wetland Park. You’ll also get to see crocodiles and over 500 more bird species, including thousands of pelicans.
     

 


Silversea Cruises East London South Africa dune landscape
  • Canoeing on the Nahoone River (East London, South Africa)
    On your way to the canoeing adventure you’ll pass the East London Museum, which houses many excellent exhibits that include the coelacanth, a fish that has been extinct since 80 million years ago. You’ll canoe down the Nahoon River where the birdlife is plentiful and unique, including kingfishers, herons, wooly necked stork, fish eagles and many more! Make sure to check out the fish that swim below you and see otters and sea lions showing off their habitat.
     

 

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