Your price advantage on extension of this cruise with the BRE1322.
Scheduled flight Germany – Cape Town
Overnight stay on board
Cape of Good Views
What a start to your cruise: With Cape Town you can explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For example, stroll in the evening through the historic harbour quarter along the Waterfront, and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the “City between the Oceans”.
Mossel Bay, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs
Impressions full of a special atmosphere await you at Mossel Bay when you look out for dolphins or research in the Bartolomeu Diaz Museum into the history of the Portuguese sailor who reached the “bay full of mussels” in 1488.
Port Elizabeth, from 5.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Unforgettable encounters in South Africa
Lion, buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant and leopard – merely the mention of the “Big Five” will make adventurers’ hearts leap for joy. On your expedition you will have several opportunities of watching Africa’s fascinating animals when you join exciting stalks through dense bush land and vast grass steppe. No one can never know what encounters nature has to offer. In fact, in the Kariega Game Reserve* near to Port Elizabeth more than 25 species of game and more than 200 types of birds live. Perhaps you will spot buffalos, giraffes or zebras at the waterholes while a pride of lions prowls well camouflaged through the undergrowth. The Addo Elephant Park* is totally devoted to the colossal pachyderms. Although the population was almost extinct when the park was founded in 1931, today more than 300 elephants live there.
Relaxation at sea
Durban, from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
Today Durban will captivate you – the largest city in the province KwaZulu-Natal and a unique melting pot of Indian, European and African culture. When Stalking in the Tala Game Reserve* you can explore the habitat of giraffes, rhinos and hippos. As an alternative you can experience breathtaking views during an Adventure Excursion over the Sani Pass* as far as the “Roof of South Africa“, with a pass height of almost 3,000 m, in the Drakensbergen on the border to Lesotho.
Richard’s Bay, arrival 5.00 hrs
There will be a continuation of these exciting expedition moments in Richard’s Bay. Sense the soul of Africa during a two-day visit to the Phinda Game Reserve*, which is one of the most impressive nature reserves in the country and at the same time incorporates seven different ecological systems. In case you have still not seen all the members of the “Big Five”, there will be a further chance for you here. A Visit to the Zulu Village of Kwabhekithunga* will deeply move you when you are introduced to the proud traditions of this tribe. You will set out on a search for the rare, almost extinct white and black rhinoceroses in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve*, where, if you are lucky, you will also see lions and zebras. On the other hand crocodiles and hippos will impress you on a Boat Trip across Lake St. Lucia* – the crowning glory of an abundance of intensive animal observations in South Africa.
Richard’s Bay, departure 17.00 hrs
Ilha dos Portugueses/Mozambique
Between superb beaches and huge volcanoes
After unforgettable experiences at the tip of Africa, during the following days divine moments await you on the islands of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a relaxing day of sunbathing on the white beach of the Ilha dos Portugueses before you immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of Madagascar.
Relaxation at sea
Port d’Ehoala (Taolanaro)/Madagascar, from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Le Port/Reunion, from 9.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Without any doubt the most paradisiacal side of France is the overseas territory of Reunion with its dense tropical forests, colourful plants and rugged volcanic ranges. During the Scenic Excursion to the Volcano Piton de la Fournaise* you will explore the second most active volcano on earth. Or, on a Helicopter Flight* spectacular perspectives will be revealed to you – a breathtaking finale to a unique expedition.
Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
Scheduled flight Mauritius – Frankfurt
Arrival in Frankfurt
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
The emphases of the lectures by Dr Lothar Staeck,
Professor of Biology as a Teaching Subject at the TU Berlin, are on the
botany and ecology of the tropics and their forests. The expert is able
to present complex facts in an easily comprehensible form and will thus
be able to arouse your enthusiasm for the natural treasures of South