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The 2023 5★ South African Safari Adventure

From £7,799pp

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Choose From: FREE $600 On Board Spend* | 6 FREE Shore Excursions* | FREE Drinks Package*

Exclusive FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

Five night Wendy Wu Tour, Stay in Cape Town & Four Nights at Shamwari Private Game Reserve*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 21 nights
  • Departs 03 Jan 2023
  • Sails from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ship Nautica
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1789544‍
  • Voyage code ‍NAU230106‍

Your Itinerary

Private Chauffeur transfer from your home address to the airport* Tue 03 Jan 2023

Book a Balcony Stateroom or above and enjoy a FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service to transfer you from your home to the airport in luxury

Fly overnight from London to Cape Town, South Africa Tue 03 Jan 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Two night stay at the 5★ Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel in Cape Town, South Africa Wed 04 Jan 2023

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the 5★ Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel for a two night stay including breakfast.

This evening you will enjoy a welcome 14-course dinner at the famous Gold Restaurant in Cape Town (D)

Cape Town, South Africa - Half Day Tour Thu 05 Jan 2023

Today you will embark on a half day tour of the Mother City and the V&A Waterfront where you will make a stop for lunch and the opportunity for a quick shop.

In the afternoon you will visit the historical Greenmarket Square, 17th century Castle of Good Hope, the Company’s Garden and discover the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town.

Next, pay a visit to Table Mountain where you can either take the cableway or hike to the top to enjoy the views (B,L)

Transfer to the port to embark the ship Fri 06 Jan 2023

After breakfast transfer to the port and embark the elegant 5★ Nautica to begin your 12 night voyage of South Africa (B)

Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Fri 06 Jan 2023

Cape Town

With its spectacular scenic views, wonderful wildlife and fantastic food and drink, Cape Town is a dream destination for any travel enthusiast.

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At Sea Sat 07 Jan 2023

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Walvis Bay, Namibia Sun 08 Jan 2023

Dine on freshly-caught fish and home-grown oysters as you explore Walvis Bay's outstanding conservation areas and its Germanic history.

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At Sea Tue 10 Jan 2023

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Cape of Good Hope Wed 11 Jan 2023

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa Thu 12 Jan 2023

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

South Africa's third largest port, Port Elizabeth is known as “The Friendly City.” A popular destination for water sports, Port Elizabeth offers spectacular beaches, historical attractions, the oldest bowling green in South Africa and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Bayworld features a fascinating cultural history museum, an oceanarium and a snake and dinosaur park. Go whale watching or cruise Penguin Island.

Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa Fri 13 Jan 2023

Durban, South Africa

British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it's the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere.

Richards Bay, South Africa

Richards Bay, South Africa Sun 15 Jan 2023

Richards Bay, South Africa

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Nautica, Oceania Cruises

Indian Ocean Cruising Mon 16 Jan 2023

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Mossel Bay, South Africa

Mossel Bay, South Africa Tue 17 Jan 2023

Mossel Bay, South Africa

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Wed 18 Jan 2023

Cape Town

With its spectacular scenic views, wonderful wildlife and fantastic food and drink, Cape Town is a dream destination for any travel enthusiast.

Disembark the ship Wed 18 Jan 2023

One night hotel stay in Cape Town, South Africa Wed 18 Jan 2023

Transfer to a hotel for an overnight stay.

Late afternoon you will embark on your FREE Sunset Sailboat Cruise

Fly from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, South Africa Thu 19 Jan 2023

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth

Four night stay at Sarili lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve Thu 19 Jan 2023

Upon arrival you will be met by your local guide and transferred to Shamwari Private Game Reserve for your 4 night stay at Sarili lodge (B,D)

Shamwari Private Game Reserve Fri 20 Jan 2023

Today is all about game drives! You will enjoy one in the morning and one in the afternoon in an open game drive vehicle (B,L,D)

Shamwari Private Game Reserve Sat 21 Jan 2023

Today you will have two more game drives: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

After the morning game drive, you will visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary. In partnership with actress, author and wildlife campaigner, Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation (B,L,D)

Shamwari Private Game Reserve Sun 22 Jan 2023

Today you will have two more game drives in the morning and afternoon. The game drives can also be replaced by Bush Walks, where you will have the chance to spot other animals, such as Impalas, Giraffes and Dung Beetles and more (B,L,D)

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Mon 23 Jan 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Tue 24 Jan 2023

Private Chauffeur transfer from the airport to your home address* Tue 24 Jan 2023

Book a Balcony Stateroom or above and enjoy a FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service to transfer you from the airport to your home in luxury

What's included *

  • Exclusive Launch Savings of up to £3,200
  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service up to 100 miles, when you book a Balcony Stateroom or above
  • Two-night pre-cruise stay at the 5★ Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel in Cape Town including breakfast, plus - 14-course dinner at the Gold Restaurant & Half day tour of the Cape Peninsula featuring Table Mountain with Wendy Wu Tours
  • 12 nights cruising aboard the elegant 5★ Nautica, including:
  • Your choice of one additional extra: 6 FREE Shore Excursions | FREE $600 On Board Spend | FREE House Drinks Package
  • EXCLUSIVE FREE stateroom upgrades^
  • Five-night post-cruise Wendy Wu Tours land tour including:
  • Overnight hotel stay in Cape Town, South Africa
  • FREE Sunset Sailboat Cruise in Cape Town
  • Four-night stay at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve at Sarili lodge including:
  • Full board accommodation including drinks
  • Shamwari Game Drives – including Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary
  • All flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and speciality coffees
  • Gourmet culinary programme created by world renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Country club-casual ambience; tuxedos and gowns are never required
  • Complimentary shuttles in most of the ports
  • Port-intensive itineraries featuring more overnight visits and extended evening port stays
  • 24-hour Butler service in all suites
  • FREE wireless internet access
  • FREE 24-hour room service
  • Book with the leading agent for Oceania Cruises for the best offer
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – Receive best price guarantee & no-penalty cancellations
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 19th April 2021 and receive a Case of Six Fine Wines with our compliments

The 2023 5★ South African Safari Adventure

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Inside Stateroom

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Beautifully re-designed with a modern flair, these private retreats boast 160 square feet of luxury. Highlights include a comfortable seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated minibar and plenty of storage. The ingenious use of space is complemented by the re-inspired decor. Inside Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Security safe Category (G) includes accessibility features in staterooms #4028, #4034 and #4035. View Features

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Deluxe Ocean View

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With entirely re-designed closets, dressers and vanities, these 165-squarefoot staterooms feel even more spacious. A generous seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table are perfectly complemented by the soothing hues and stylish fabrics of the sleek new decor. Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary 24-hour room service Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

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Deluxe Ocean View

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With entirely re-designed closets, dressers and vanities, these 165-squarefoot staterooms feel even more spacious. A generous seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table are perfectly complemented by the soothing hues and stylish fabrics of the sleek new decor. Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary 24-hour room service Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

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Ocean View (Porthole)

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The light from a classic porthole illuminates the stunning decor in these 165-square-foot staterooms, tastefully designed to maximize space and convenience. Enjoy a comfortable seating area with a sofa on which to stretch out, as well as a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini-bar. Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary 24-hour room service Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

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Ocean View (Obstructed View)

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Centrally located on deck 6, these 143-square-foot staterooms offer a fresh new palette and a panorama window with obstructed views. Features include a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, small breakfast table and an ample closet. Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Bulgari amenities Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Complimentary 24-hour room service Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe

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Concierge Level Veranda

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Located in the most desired of locations, Category A Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer an unrivaled combination of luxury and value. A wealth of amenities and a host of exclusive privileges (listed below) elevate the experience to the sublime. These sleekly redefined 216-square-foot staterooms feature a wealth of amenities, including many of those found in our Penthouse Suites. The luxury is further enhanced by the fresh new decor, sumptuous Ultra Tranquility Beds, re-inspired verandas with stylish new furniture and the indulgence of exclusive Concierge Level amenities and privileges. Concierge Level Exclusive Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Room service from the Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority noon ship embarkation Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad® upon request for your enjoyment onboard++ Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary shoe shine service

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Verandah Stateroom

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Custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone finishes, supple upholstered headboards and chic lighting are just a few of the enhancements within these 216-square-foot staterooms that also boast our most popular luxury – a private teak veranda for watching the ever-changing panoramas. Conveniences within each stateroom include a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table and spacious seating area. Veranda Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Private teak veranda Twice daily maid service Complimentary 24-hour room service Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

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Owners Suite

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Lavish new fabrics and designer furnishings grace our six new Owner’s Suites – always among the first to be reserved. Immensely spacious and exceptionally luxurious, these suites span nearly 1,000 square feet and areas of quietude and relaxation. Every imaginable amenity is found here, further enhanced by a sumptuous re-designed bathroom with an oversized shower, a private teak veranda and two flat-screen televisions. Owner's Suite Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery++ 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Optional private in-suite lunch on embarkation day from noon to 2 pm Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations each evening++ Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection

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Penthouse Suite

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Our collection of 322-square-foot Penthouse Suites is designed with splendid décor and exquisite furnishings in serene shades of the sea and sun. Spacious enough for private in-suite dining the living area features a refrigerated mini-bar and vanity desk, and the granite-clad bathroom is large enough for an indulgent full-size bathtub/shower. Relax on the beautifully furnished private teak veranda. Penthouse Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery 24-hour Butler service Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad® upon request Variety of Bulgari amenities Cashmere lap blankets Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++

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Vista Suites

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Named for their sweeping views over the ship's bow, the four Vista Suites each sprawl over 786 square feet. Every imaginable comfort is here, including a second bathroom for guests as well as a master bathroom newly redesigned in onyx and granite with a luxurious new shower. Relax on the private teak veranda, listen to music in enhanced surround sound or watch a movie on one of two flat-screen televisions. Access wireless Internet on a complimentary iPad®. Vista Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace Complimentary iPad® Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection

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The Ship - Nautica

  • Occupancy684
  • Tonnage30,277 tons
  • Length594 ft (181.05 m)
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Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica’s decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Oceania Cruises

Does Oceania Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Oceania Cruises are offering flexible cancellation terms with no-penalty cancellations for bookings paid in full for any reason up to 15 days prior to departure. You will receive your monies back in a Future Cruise Credit equal to 100% of the cruise fare paid.

This offer is valid on bookings made by 8pm 28th Feburary 2021, for cruises departing on or before 31st October 2021.

The Future Cruise Credit is valid of redemption for one year from the date of issue departing no later than 31st December 2022 and can only be used with Oceania Cruises.

Terms & conditions apply. Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays.


Last updated: 01/02/2021

Booking conditions of Oceania Cruises, Wendy Wu Tours and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. 5★ refers to the cruise element. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Some ports may require a tender. Chauffeur service is based on two adults sharing a Balcony Stateroom & above, up to 100 miles each way and is tiered depending on grade booked, UK Mainland only. Additional mileage can be purchased at a supplement. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. On board spend is per Stateroom/Suite. House drinks package is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. WiFi is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Choice of free excursions exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food and Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Tours are subject to change depending on circumstances and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions and may incur an additional charge. Upgrades are subject to availability^. Shore excursions must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure. Where stated, guests can choose from one added benefit. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same benefit. Extra charge applies for Spa treatments. Meals on the tour are included as stated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner. All meals are included on the cruise. Named hotels are subject to availability and change. Sunset Sailboat Cruise is weather dependant and subject to change. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Due to a technical fault please ignore the inclusion of transfers in the cruise overview. Transfers are not included in the advertised fare unless stated otherwise in the 'what's included' section of the website. Transfers are available at a supplement, please enquire at time of booking. 

Case of six fine wines is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8pm 19th April 2021.

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