Experience the cosmopolitan ambience of Cape Town in South Africa, where iconic Table Mountain provides a dramatic backdrop to the city. Head to the perpetually sunny shores of Durban’s famous Golden Mile beaches. Cruise to Namibia’s Walvis Bay on the west coast of Africa where dolphins, whales and seals frolic in the waves. Start your Mauritian adventure in the bustling capital of Port Louis. Discover the French colonial capital with Creole flair at St-Denis in Reunion. Explore the island paradise of Madagascar from Tolagnaro. And visit the azure coast of Maputo in Mozambique.
South Africa is a melting pot of cultures boasting 11 official languages, which has led to its local nickname as the Rainbow Nation. While Namibia’s rich German heritage shines through in its colonial architecture, traditions and language, it’s also home to the indigenous San Bushman community. Known for their vibrant Creole culture, Mauritius and Reunion are home to a fascinating mix of languages, cuisine and religions. From the twelve sacred hills of Imerina to the pirate haven of Île Sainte Marie, Madagascar has a rich and exciting mix of history and ancient traditions to discover.
Sample everything from boerewors rolls and bobotie to bunny chows and chakalaka in South Africa. Expect traditional German fare and plenty of local beer in Namibia. Savour some of the best seafood, Creole curries and exotic spices in Mauritius and Reunion. Tuck into a hearty Ravitoto pork dish or Lasopy soup in Madagascar, while Mozambique serves delicious fresh prawns and spicy peri peri chicken.
A hike or cable car trip up Table Mountain is an absolute must in Cape Town. Safari through the expansive salt pans of Etosha National Park in Namibia, and speed down the world’s tallest sand dune in Sossuvlei. Dive beneath the crystal-clear waves in Mauritius, and hike through lush volcanos and valleys in Reunion. Spot lemurs and an abundance of rare wildlife in the verdant Andasibe National Park in Madagascar. Then snorkel with whale sharks and explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town.