Cape Town, Walvis Bay
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Depart Cape Town on 15 Jan 2018 on this 2 Night Cruise sailing aboard MSC Sinfonia. We include accommodation in inside cabin, all meals, daily activities & entertainment.
Inspired by the great symphonies of Europe’s finest composers, the MSC Sinfonia cruise ship is a lovely blend of romance, passion and adventure. Italian ambiance abounds, from polished woods, to fine artwork and our beautifully relaxing spa. To step aboard MSC Sinfonia is to embark on a voyage back in time as you travel in elegant Italian style to ancient Mediterranean cruise destinations such as Venice, Capri and Athens or to beautiful South Africa.
Departing from: Cape Town
Ports of call: Cape Town, Walvis Bay
Boarding dates: 15 Jan 2018
Duration: 4 nights
|1||Tuesday, 15 Jan 2018|
Cape Town, South Africa
|2||Wednesday, 16 Jan 2018||At Sea||–||–||–|
|3||Thursday, 17 Jan 2018|
Walvis Bay, Namibia
|4||Friday, 18 Jan 2018||At Sea||–||–||–|
|5||Saturday, 19 Jan 2018|
Cape Town, South Africa
Highlights of the Cape Town Walvis Bay cruise:
Cape Town and surrounding regions are regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The city is a rare cultural gem resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushman and Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.
The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peaceful coastline frame the Cape Peninsula.
Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs. The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shopholders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurants reflects the multicultured history of the Cape and caters for everyone’s taste, from fast-food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant.
Walvis Bay is a town situated on the central west coast and is the major harbour and industrial centre of Namibia. It is widely known for its beautiful lagoon and bird watching areas.
The special attraction of Walvis Bay is the huge natural lagoon with its overwhelming abundance of seabirds. 120,.000 bird were counted lately in the lagoon, innumerable flamingoes and pelicans among them. Every year they are joined by 200,000 migratory birds.
Also worth seeing in Walvis Bay is the local museum in the Civic Centre, the Birdlife Information Centre and the wooden Rhenish mission church from the year 1880. “Dune 7” at the outskirts of town is the highest sanddune in the area. Once you have climbed to the top, you can enjoy stunning views. The town has to offer numerous good restaurants, cafes and bars. The Raft restaurant deserves a special mention, it is built on stilts in the lagoon and reached by a short bridge. This is a pleasant place to enjoy a meal completely surrounded by water while entertainment is provided by the birds, jelly fish and even the occasional seal.
A very special experience is the adventurous 48 km drive to Sandwich Harbour, a freshwater lagoon which is surrounded by dunes, a favourite amongst anglers and ornithologists. For this drive a 4×4 is indispensable. In parts the course of the road is difficult to identify, and long stretches lead through deep soft sand. The last piece has to be done by foot.
Take a magnificent off-road excursion into the dunes of the Namib Desert. You will discover the fauna and flora of this living desert.