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Stars of South Africa

Unlock the secrets of South Africa aboard a luxurious, 15-day river voyage. Explore not only the waters, but the land of this breathtaking region with excursions into the heart of its vibrant ecosystems.

Try local delicacies and immerse yourself in the welcoming embrace of your river cruise by soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the most resplendent continents in the world.

Discover like-minded adventurers as you explore the fantastical landscapes of your ports of call and make friends, memories, and stories that you can cherish for a lifetime.

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  • Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Ship: Zambezi Queen
  • Duration: 14 Nights
  • Departure: Feb - Nov
£12,214pp
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Stars of South Africa Cruise Itinerary

Experience the treasures of South Africa beyond the pages of a brochure and explore the region with our specially-made cruise itinerary.

Day 1

Cape Town

After meeting your AmaWaterways representative at the airport, transfer to your Cape Town hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow passengers at the Welcome Reception.

Day 2

Cape Town

Join the full-day Cape of Good Hope tour. Later, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Cape Town

Take a cableway up to Table Mountain followed by a visit to the Cape Winelands (tastings and lunch included). Alternatively, explore Robben Island, complete with lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 4

Cape Town / Zambezi Queen

Catch your morning flight to Victoria Falls before transferring to the Namibian border. Later, board the Zambezi Queen and enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.

Day 5

Zambezi Queen

Enjoy both a morning and an afternoon boat safari along the Chobe River.

Day 6

Zambezi Queen

Enjoy a full-day safari of Chobe National Park, complete with a delicious picnic.

Day 7

Zambezi Queen

Join a morning visit to a local African village. Later, embark on an afternoon boat safari. Alternatively, try bird watching or fishing. Later, indulge in an African-themed dinner aboard your ship.

Day 8

Zambezi Queen / Victoria Falls

Transfer to Victoria Falls before enjoying a cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train.

Day 9

Victoria Falls

Embark on a guided tour of Victoria Falls followed by free time. Later, enjoy drinks, tapas, and a special dinner complete with local entertainment at the hotel.

Day 10

Johannesburg

Embark on your flight to Johannesburg and transfer to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel.

Day 11

Johannesburg

Join a tour of Soweto followed by lunch. Later, enjoy a presentation given by a local expert, followed by a multi-course dinner.

Day 12

Kruger Park

In the morning, fly to Greater Kruger National Park and transfer to your luxury game lodge, followed by lunch. Later, enjoy an afternoon safari.

Day 13

Kruger Park

Enjoy both a morning and an afternoon land safari.

Day 14

Kruger Park

Enjoy both a morning and an afternoon game drive, as well as leisure time to luxuriate in your game lodge.

Day 15

Kruger Park / Johannesburg

Enjoy an early morning safari before breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, followed by your connecting flight home.

Stars of South Africa Cruise Ships

Zambezi Queen

Designed specifically for safari river cruising, this vessel offers a sophisticated design that serves to optimise both your comfort but also the likelihood of animal sightings. Enjoy an immersive yet luxury experience aboard this floating hotel.

Max. Capacity of 28 Guests
Air-conditioning
Plunge Pool

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Delve into the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Crui.se

14 Nights
Feb Nov

Stars of South Africa

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Town / Zambezi Queen
  • Zambezi Queen
  • Zambezi Queen / Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger Park
  • Kruger Park / Johannesburg
£12,214pp Est. Price per person
  • Zambezi Queen  

Stars of South Africa Cruise Review

“We loved this cruise, it was brilliant from start to finish. Me and my husband had never been to Africa before, and after this trip we were so glad we chose to travel with Ama, they made our holiday feel so organised and we can’t wait to go on another cruise with them. We’re thinking of tackling Europe this year and I know we can rest easy knowing it’s AmaWaterways we’ll be travelling with.”

Vicky and Ben Smithe, Truro, Cornwall

Stars of South Africa FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Are extensions available for this cruise?

Yes, you can book an extension for your cruise, which you can read more about here.

Can I combine my Stars of South Africa cruise with other safari experiences in the region?

You can indeed! In fact, our itinerary includes many safari experiences, which you can sign up for when booking your cruise.

Can I expect to see a variety of bird species during the Stars of South Africa cruise?

Yes, the Chobe River is a brilliant place to see local wildlife, including fish, birds, and a vast array of mammals. The region boasts a diverse range of bird species, which can enjoy spotting and photographing during your cruise.

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