We are open tomorrow from 9:00 am. Call 020 7590 0615

Southern Africa in style on Seven Seas Splendour

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £11,055 pp incl. flights

Free 3-night Cape Town land programme


Short description

Sail the spectacular Southern African coast with Regent Seven Seas Cruises


  • Explore the Southern African coast in style
  • Go in search of wildlife in Walvis Bay
  • Discover colourful colonial architecture along the beautiful Atlantic coastline
  • Seek out the Big Five on South Africa's Eastern Cape
  • Indulge in white-gloved service and free-flowing champagne on your all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas cruise

In Brief

  • 1 Night Cape Town
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Walvis Bay
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Port Elizabeth
  • 2 Nights Durban
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Maputo
  • 2 Nights Richards Bay
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Mossel Bay


Recommended for:
December holidays | Ocean cruise

From Big-Five game viewing to the cultural wonders of Cape Town, this is your chance to explore the myriad delights of Southern Africa on an all-inclusive luxury Regent Seven Seas cruise. Setting sail from the Mother City, with its iconic Table Mountain views, you'll head west into Namibia, pausing at wildlife-rich Walvis Bay, before swapping the Atlantic for the Indian Ocean as you take in the sights of Maputo in Mozambique as well as South Africa's Durban, Port Elizabeth and Mossel Bay. Enjoy it all with a full programme of FREE short excursions and all the many delights aboard the ultra-luxurious Seven Seas Splendor.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart the UK

Start your holiday in style as you enjoy included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Cape Town.

Day 2
Board Seven Seas Splendor

Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to Seven Seas Splendor to join your cruise. Then, after settling into your stateroom or suite, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the sights of the Mother City, from Robben Island to Table Mountain. Return to the ship this evening in time for your sailing, enjoying the first of your all-inclusive gourmet dinners and setting into a life of luxury at sea.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B D

Day 3
At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as you make the most of your ship's luxurious facilities.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Walvis Bay

Unspoiled Walvis Bay, a natural lagoon and the only deep-sea harbour on the Namibian coast, offers something for everyone, with spectacular bird-watching being a keynote, as thousands of migrating species make their way here annually to join the local flamingos and pelicans. “Dune 7,” at the outskirts of town, towers over the scenic bay, and offers excellent photo ops. The city is also a good starting point for a number of exciting day trips into the timeless beauty of the desert region, including off-road explorations, or fly-over dolphin and whale sighting.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 6-7
At Sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard as you cruise to the Eastern Cape.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Port Elizabeth

Located at the endpoint of South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is nicknamed “The Friendly City.” While regarded as one of the country’s most important seaports, Port Elizabeth is also considered the water sports capital of South Africa. Visitors enjoy the area’s beaches, scuba diving, game fishing, surfing and whale watching.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10

A bustling, subtropical city and Africa’s busiest port, Vasco da Gama is said to have sighted Durban Bay on Christmas Day, 1497, naming the land Natal as a mark of respect for the Nativity. The name Durban was acquired in 1843 when Port Natal was renamed for Sir Benjamin D'Urban. Today , Durban delights the traveler with its colorful mosaic of ethnic neighborhoods and memorable excursions to game reserves and the traditional lifestyle of the Zulu people. Explore Old Market Square, the Golden Mile beachfront and the scented Botanic Gardens and Gray Street Mosque, the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At Sea

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea en route to Mozambique's capital. 

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 12

Discover the relaxed charm of Maputo with its wide, European style boulevards, lush with jacaranda, bougainvillea and other tropical foliage, where old colonial palaces are mixed in with modern high-rise buildings. Visit The Cathedral built in 1944 in the shape of a cross, then the lively Mercado Central. Enjoy a snack of freshly roasted cashews and a cold bottled drink. Stop by the National Museum of Art then stroll along the Avenida Julius Nyerere, browsing the boutiques, vendors, and restaurants. Look for African waxprint and woven fabrics, beautiful wooden boxes and picture frames. Seek out the surreal Pancho Guedes buildings, reminiscent of Gaudi. Visit the Praça de Trabalhadores designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century. Sip coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés as you watch the world go by in this vibrant seaside capital.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 13-14
Richards Bay

Richards Bay is one of South Africa’s largest harbours, and is the tourist’s gateway to Zululand, once the mightiest of the sub-Saharan African Kingdoms. Richards Bay began its life as a makeshift harbor, set up by Sir Fredererick Richards, after whom it is named, during the Anglo-Boer War of 1880-81. Richards Bay has some of the most spectacular wetland scenery and pristine beaches on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. here you have options to explore the land of King Shaka, or embark on an unforgettable safari to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 15
At Sea

Spend the day relaxing on board.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Day 16
Mossel Bay

Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay offers more than 37 miles of beaches and at least 300 days of sunshine a year. Known as the location where the first Europeans made landfall on South African soil in 1488, today’s Mossel Bay is one of the country’s most popular beach destinations, as well as a haven for outdoor adventurers.

Stay: Seven Seas Splendor

Meals: B L D

Days 17-18
Cape Town

Disembark in Cape Town and take your included shared transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


Accommodation rating: Deluxe

18-day luxury ocean cruise
from £11,055 pp incl. flights


Free 3-night Cape Town land programme
Book by: 30 June 2024

Special offers:

  • Enjoy a free 3-Night 'Wild & Wonderful Cape Town, Vineyards & Nature's Wonders' or 'Wine & Dine African Style' pre- or post-cruise land programme


  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to South Africa in economy class (upgrades available)
  • 15-night all inclusive cruise aboard Seven Seas Splendor
  • Unlimited shore excursions - your choice from up to 21 included
  • All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
  • Speciality restaurants
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship

Price varies by departure date and suite availability, please call for details.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

Meet our experts

Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0615

Meet the team

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0615 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

Expert advice & support

Visit us in our London office

Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected