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Journey in Southern Islands + Along the South African Coastline

Journey in Southern Islands + Along the South African Coastline

From $ 17,745 AUD

Description

Two Epic Voyages; Perfect for the most adventurous clients, who don’t want to compromise on comfort and quality but are interested in visiting some of the remote locations in the world.

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Combining two great Ponant itineraries, cruise from Ushuaia, commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world through to Durban, South Africa.

Embark on this 31 day expedition cruise, including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, home to a rich and fascinating wildlife population including king penguins, humpback whales, elephant seals and fur seals. And for the first time, discover three of the most isolated island in the world: Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island and Nightingale Island.

Continue your journey with a new Ponant voyage that explores the towns and sites of South Africa’s wild east coast. You will discover Port Elizabeth, nicknamed ‘the friendly city’ and Richards Bay, the largest port in the country.

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Day 1: Ushuaia (Argentina)
Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia lies in a bay opening into the Beagle Channel, at the country’s southernmost tip. Its colourful houses are framed against towering mountains, snow-capped in winter and summer alike. A ride on the heritage railway is an exciting excursion into the Tierra del Fuego National Park. A cruise in Ushuaia Bay is a perfect way to do some sea lion and Magellanic penguin spotting.

Day 2: At sea

Day 3: New Island / Grave Cove (Falkland Islands)

Day 4: Saunders / Steeple Jason Island (Falkland Islands)

Days 5 & 6: At sea

Day 7: Salisbury / Fortuna (South Georgia)

Day 8: St Andrews / Gryviken (South Georgia)

Day 9: Gold Harbour / Cooper Bay (South Georgia)
Take a seat in one of our Zodiac® dinghies and head out to explore Cooper Bay, near Gold Harbour. It was named after the first lieutenant of the famous sailor, Captain James Cook, and the bay offers a quite unexpected sight, with long basalt canyons forming high cliffs that loom over a turquoise-blue water. In the centre of the bay, a magical atmosphere reigns when just a few rays of sunshine pierce the gauzy layer formed by the morning mist. The craggy coastlines are home to colonies of macaroni penguins who pay close attention to the arrival of our tiny crafts.

Days 10 – 13: At sea

Day 14: Tristan Da Cunha (British Overseas Territories)

Day 15: Nightingale Island (British Overseas Territories)

Day 16: Gough Island (British Overseas Territories)

Days 17 – 20: At sea

Days 21 & 22: Cape Town (South Africa)
Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

Day 23 – Cape Town (South Africa)
Embarkation from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Day 24 – Cape Town (South Africa)
Dynamic and peaceful, cosmopolitan and hip, Cape Town offers its visitors a most unique mix. Here, the locals like to say that their city is “the quintessential melting pot of South Africa”. Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world and dominated by the famous Table Mountain, it is graced with extraordinary landscapes including sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and vast whitesand beaches. We invite you to discover this incredible city, the South African capital of fashion, the art of living, and gastronomy. Further on, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve awaits you and is home to a wide variety of endemic fauna and flora.

Day 25 – At sea

Days 27 & 27 – Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

Day 28 – At sea

Day 29 – Richards Bay (South Africa)

Days 30 & 31 – Durban (South Africa)
As your vessel cruises along the coast of Durban, from the exterior decks you will be able to admire the long beaches washed by waves from the Indian Ocean and the skyscrapers that overlook the jacaranda-lined avenues. Not far from there, you will be captivated by the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the ancestral land of the Zulu people. The undulating, soft green hills are home to a multitude of small villages with traditional round huts. In the heart of the Phezulu Safari Park, the beliefs and rituals of the fascinating Zulu culture will be revealed to you and you will be treated to a show that pulsates to the beat of Zulu drums.

Please Note:
Itinerary is subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights described illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.



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