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Southern Africa
Edition 2024

Southern Africa aboard the Zimbabwean Dream: travel to the ends of the earth with extended stay at the Cape Peninsula (port-to-port cruise)



Extend your stay in Southern Africa with a tour of the Cape Peninsula. You'll discover Robben Island, a place that needs no introduction with regards to its significance in South Africa’s and indeed the world’s history, but also stunning panoramas from Table Bay or along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive.



  • An intimate experience on board a luxury 5 anchor ship
  • Enjoy the stillness of a magical, luxurious lodge with spacious bungalows
  • Unique cruise on Lake Kariba through emblematic and mysterious landscapes
  • Land and water safaris in Chobé and Matusadona National Parks
  • The grandness of Victoria Falls is waiting for you, on foot or on board a helicopter (optional)
    • Ascent of Table Mountain to take in the views from Table Bay
    • Discovery of the legendary Cape of Good Hope
    • Guided tour of Robben Island
    • Meet-up with the penguin colony near Simon's Town
    • Tasting of South-African wines*
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


Discover your itinerary day by day
Cape Town

Passengers are welcome to check in to their 4-star hotel LS starting from 3:00 p.m. (please make sure your travel agency is aware of the arrival times of your flight). After settling into your room, enjoy dinner on your own before spending the night at the hotel.

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Cape Town

We’ll have a panoramic tour of the city. Afterwards, we’ll take the Table mountain Cableway(2) and admire the magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains (if the weather allows it). Dinner and overnight at a 4-star hotel LS.   

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Robben Island - Groot Constantia Wine Estate

We'll first visit famous Robben Island and its cells (if weather allows it). We’ll return to Cape Town for lunch on the waterfront. Afterwards, we’ll visit the cellar of the Groot Constantia estate followed by a tasting*. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.      

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The Cape of Good Hope

Today, we’ll set out for the legendary Cape of Good Hope. We’ll ride along Chapman’s Peak Drive and take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular to the summit. Enjoy lunch before discovering the penguin colony near Simon’s Town. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.   

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Cape Town - Johannesburg (South Africa)

Flight to Johannesburg. We’ll have lunch before visiting the Apartheid Museum(1), the first museum centering on South African history in the 20th century. Afterwards, we’ll set off for a panoramic tour of Johannesburg, the city of superlatives. We’ll arrive at our five-star hotel LS. You’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hotel.  

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Johannesburg - Kasane - Arrival at the LODGE (South Africa-Botswana-Namibia)

We’ll take a regular flight from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your CroisiEurope lodge on board small private boats. You’ll settle into your comfortable lodge ideally located at the heart of the wilderness. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.  

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LODGE: Chobe National Park (Namibia-Botswana)

Enjoy a full-day safari in Jeeps to explore the Chobe National Park and its majestic fauna. Lunch in a “floating restaurant” with incredible views of the surrounding nature. Afterwards, we’ll board small private boats and sail off on Chobe River all the way to Sedudu Island and its marshes. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.  

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LODGE: Impalila Island (Namibia)

Discover traditional villages on Impalila Island. We’ll return to our lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can enjoy time at leisure at the lodge or join us for a discovery of the Zambezi River on small private boats. We’ll have dinner at the lodge. Tonight, let your guide tell you all about the traditions of this particular island. Night spent at the lodge.   

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Lodge - Kasane - Lake Kariba - BOARDING THE SHIP (Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe)

Enjoy one last water safari in the Chobe National Park area. After lunch along the water, we'll set out for the Kasane airport. On board small private planes, you’ll discover the stunning panoramas over Lake Kariba during your flight from Kasane to Kariba. You’ll be transferred to board the ship and comfortably settle into your cabins. We’ll start sailing across the lake. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.   

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At sunrise, we’ll set sail through Lake Kariba. We’ll set out on a small private boat to discover the small waterways going into the Matusadona National Park and their unique wildlife. We’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, we’ll sail towards Palm Bay. Later, we'll set out on small private boats to admire the sunset. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

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We’ll journey out this morning on a safari to discover the area around Matusadona National Park and its numerous wild animals. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and start sailing again. During this time, a round table will be the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the Lake, its inhabitants as well as its ecosystem. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.  

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SHIP: KARIBA - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

At sunrise, we’ll set sail towards Kariba to disembark and journey out to the airport. We’ll discover the gigantic Kariba Dam which was created to form Lake Kariba before flying out to Victoria Falls on board private planes. Lunch cruise on the Zambezi River. This afternoon, enjoy a tour on foot of the falls. Tonight, enjoy dinner and spend the night at a four-star hotel LS.  

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Victoria Falls

Optional early morning excursion: Soar over Victoria Falls in a helicopter (must be booked before departure). End of our services at the hotel.   

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15% discount for 1 child from 7 to under 15 years old, sharing 1 cabin/room/bungalow with 1 or 2 adult(s) client(s) (excluding international flights and their taxes). Discount valid for the safari-cruise and the Cape of Good Hope pre-cruise program and limited to 1 child per room. Only 2 double rooms equipped with a spare bed are available for each departure.
Under 7 years old, children aren't allowed for security reasons.


Several ships available for this cruise


Included lodge

Shore Excursions

No shore excursion on the non listed days
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The tour itinerary can change depending on the weather.

The order of the visits can change.

The observation of wildlife can't be guaranteed.

The helicopter ride, the ascent of Table Bay by the Cableway and the visit of Robben Island depend on suitable weather conditions.

(1) Until further notice, the Apartheid Museum is only open from Wednesday to Sunday. In case of a visit a Monday, this museum will be replaced by the Mandela House. On Tuesday, it will be replaced by the Hector Pieterson Museum.

(2) The Table Mountain cableway closes every year for a variable period ranging from 2 to 7 weeks in July/August. Passengers departing during this period will instead benefit from a visit to the District Six Museum, retracing the history of a district of Cape Town that was razed to the ground by the Apartheid regime, and a tour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, featuring almost 7,000 species of plants from southern Africa along its many landscaped paths.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.