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Take advantage of the promotional combo cruise to Mossel Bay, Walvis Bay and Luderitz. Prices for this 8 night cruise start from R16,976 for 2 adults. Email us at cruises@southafrica.to to get your quote.

Combo Cruise - Mossel Bay and Namibia

Why not take an extended cruise to Mossel Bay, Walvis Bay and Luderitz? March has near-to-perfect temperatures for cruising with averages of 25C and above in all 3 destinations - spot on for relaxing next to the pool or a day on the beach! Explore the ghost town of Kolmanskop, formally the diamond town of Luderitz or enjoy the thrill of a quad bike adventure across the dunes of Swakopmund. This cruise promotes a perfect balance of relaxation, history and excitement.

The Cruise

Ship: MSC Sinfonia
Cape Town - Mossel Bay, Walvis Bay, Luderitz - Cape Town
7 March 2014
15 March 2014


Category 3 inside cabin (no window)

Category 8 outside cabin (window)

2 adults

From R16,976*

From R18,576*

2 adults, 2 children

From R19,176*

From R20,776*

*The prices above include insurance, port fees, service fees, meals and accommodation. Prices only guaranteed once a booking has been made and terms and conditions pertaining to the booking are met.  Prices are subject to availability of cabin category and change. (E&OE.)


Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay has been a beach holiday destination for South Africans and her visitors for many a year. With the warm Indian Ocean lapping its shores, the sunny climes and possibly the best tidal pool in Southern Africa, this sprawling city is the largest in the Eastern Cape. And it does not only have beaches to offer. Visit the Bartolomeu Dias museum to find out more about his arrival in the Cape in 1488; climb up the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse or visit the Pinnacle Point Caves to find out more about the history of humankind, with the archaeological project there having pinpointed this as being the area where modern man most likely originated approximately 164 000 years ago.

Walvis Bay

With Dune 7 close to Walvis Bay, this is the port of call for those seeking their adrenaline fix! (For the uninitiated, Dune 7 is the highest in the Walvis Bay area.) Think sandboarding, quad biking and Hydro ball rides. If that sounds too strenuous, take a guided desert tour and learn about the fauna and flora of the Namib Desert. Perhaps you will see a sidewinder or a plethora of lizards. If you would like to explore the history of the area, take a shuttle through to Swakopmund and visit the Swakopmund Museum or take a leisurely stroll and admire the colonial German buildings. There are a large number of German-speaking residents here and much German hospitality.

Walvis BayDunes


Luderitz is a small town with a sparkling history. Situated in the Sperrgebiet, a "forbidden" area that is rich in diamonds, there are a number of activities to do. Take a stroll to the Lutheran church at the top of the hill; have something to eat or drink with the locals at the Waterfront; visit the Luderitz museum which contains diamond mining displays and information on people indigenous to the area; go on a tour to Kolmanskop - a ghost mining town that was abandoned years ago and is slowly being encroached by the desert.

Accommodation before or after the cruise

Extend your holiday for ultimate relaxation by booking into any of the hotels listed below for a few nights before or after your cruise. This will surely ease you into your holiday.

Room Type

Hotel Choice

Max. Occ.

Price per adult, per room, per night

Standard queen

Southern Sun Waterfront



Family Room*

Southern Sun Waterfront



Standard queen

Fountains Hotel



Family Room*

Fountains Hotel




The Grand Daddy Hotel




The Grand Daddy Hotel




Hollow on the Square



Twin Standard

Hollow on the Square



**Ask us for a quote as prices and availability can change depending on how many adults or children are booking.

Shuttles between the airport, hotels and harbour

Instead of booking a taxi which could charge your family foreigner rates, plan ahead of time and pre-book your shuttle with us for your cruise. To make things extra simple for you, we will add the shuttle onto the cruise booking and the tickets for this are produced with your cruise ticket. Enquire with us for a shuttle quote for your family.

Prices are subject to availability of cabin category and change. (E&OE.) Please note that specials can be retracted at any time without prior notice.  Prices only guaranteed once a booking has been made and terms and conditions pertaining to the booking are met.



Preparing for the Amashova Durban Classic? There's a Three Cities Gateway Hotel Amashova Pasta Party on the 11th October, from R150pp, from 18h30 to 19h00. Phone 031-536-9200

From 1 December Ethiopian Airlines is suspending its flights to Brussels, and commencing flights from Johannesburg to Munich via Addis Ababa (and onward to Stockholm).

From January 2014 Emirates is launching flights to Kiev in the Ukraine. This creates the opportunity to fly 1-stop from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to Kiev via Dubai.

There's a Mango flight special for Bloemfontein to Cape Town flights from R799* on selected flights up to 30 Nov 2013 (*phone 086-100-1234 to check if there's availability at that airfare on your dates).

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