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South Africa’s diverse wildlife and breathtaking natural world: Cape Town to Mauritius
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1601 - January 3-16, 2016

Real adventurers will leap at this opportunity to see lions, buffalo, rhinos, elephants and leopards – the famous “big five”. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spot them all during your cruise, which starts with South Africa’s fascinating wildlife and melting pot of cultures, before showcasing the indescribable natural beauty of Mozambique and Madagascar. Unwind on isolated beaches and explore Africa’s dense rainforests and stunning mountainous terrain.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Discover the unique animal kingdom on safaris**.
  • Unknown Africa: Mozambique and Madagascar.
  • Rainforests and volcanic landscapes: fascinating Reunion.
  • On board: South Africa’s wine – interesting facts and tastings.
Date Destination
Sun 03.01.2016 Cape Town/South Africa
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2, departure 23.00 hrs
Arrive a few days earlier and explore Cape Town with our pre-cruise programme* – you can even go on safari, if you wish.
Mon 04.01.2016 Relaxation at sea
Tue 05.01.2016 Port Elizabeth/South Africa, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs 
This sweeping coastal city entices visitors with pristine sandy beaches, and it’s the gateway to two ecologically diverse nature reserves. During a two-day overland excursion to the Pumba Private Game Reserve**, you can try and track down the “big five”. The Addo Elephant National Park** is dedicated to the continent’s prestigious pachyderms and, with a bit of luck, you might also come face to face with ostriches and antelope, too.
Wed 06.01.2016 Durban/South Africa, arrival 20.00 hrs 
The largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province is a unique melting pot of Indian, European and African cultures. Take a bicycle tour through Durban** to experience its urban flair and natural diversity. Or head to the treetops for a canopy tour**, where you can take in gorgeous views of the jungle and surrounding area from a high ropes course.
Thu 07.01.2016 Durban, departure 21.00 hrs
Fri 08.01.2016 Richard’s Bay/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs 
During a visit to a Zulu village**, you will gain valuable insights into the proud traditions of this African tribe. Alternatively, you can take a boat trip on Lake St. Lucia** for a first-hand encounter with hippopotamuses and crocodiles. And later on, you can head to the Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve** under the cover of darkness – surrounded by the sounds of wild animals – for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sat 09.01.2016 Richard’s Bay, departure 12.00 hrs
Sun 10.01.2016 Maputo/Mozambique, 6.00 – 14.00 hrs
Ilha dos Portugueses/Mozambique, 15.30 – 19.00 hrs 
Founded in the 16th century, Maputo has managed to preserve its wonderfully traditional charm. A city tour** will introduce you to various landmarks, including the train station planned and built by Gustave Eiffel.
Ilha dos Portugueses
Enjoy pure relaxation on the empty beaches of this small island.
Mon 11.01.2016 - Tue 12.01.2016 Relaxation at sea
Wed 13.01.2016 Taolanaro/Madagascar, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs 
Taolanaro means “place of dreams” – when you see the panoramic view from the peak of Saint Louis, you’ll understand why. Take a walk through the Ravenala palm trees and baobabs of the Nature Reserve of Nahampoana** and you might even see some lemurs.
Thu 14.01.2016 Relaxation at sea
Fri 15.01.2016 Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Dense tropical rainforests and colourful plant life: the French overseas department of Reunion is a slice of paradise. Explore the fascinating mountain landscape on a scenic journey to the occasionally active Piton de la Fournaise** volcano. Or soar to great heights on a helicopter tour and discover hidden villages and spectacular waterfalls.
Sat 16.01.2016 Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
The cruise finishes at Mauritius –Disembarkation.
Category Suite Type

Cruise only

1 Veranda/Ocean Suite


2 Veranda/Ocean Suite


1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy


3 Veranda/Ocean Suite


4 Veranda/Ocean Suite


3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy


5 Veranda Suite


6 Grand Ocean Suite


7 Grand Ocean Suite


8 Penthouse Suite


9 Penthouse Suite


10 Grand Penthouse Suite

on request

11 Owner Suite

on request

12 Family apartment (2x20 m²)


13 Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests


14 Extra Bed for Third Person


0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹


-- 5% early booking discount (cruise only) until


All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).