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Africa, The Motherland, home of the Big Five, rich in culture, diversity and unrivalled in natural beauty. Every port on this fascinating continent offers a unique experience for cruisers. Relax on the sunny beaches of Ghana; marvel at the austere, golden Pyramids of Giza in Egypt or enjoy fine wines and soak up the awe-inspiring landscape at a world-class vineyard in South Africa. Whatever your desire, a cruise to the iconic continent of Africa must be at the top of your bucket list, bringing you evocative memories to last a lifetime. Surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, Africa has an exciting array of ports for you to visit on a river cruise, an ocean cruise, or even a world cruise.

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Africa Cruise Port Highlights

Cape Town, South Africa 

Cape Town is arguably one of the worlds most stunning ports to sail into, where visitors are greeted by the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Cape Town offers a great deal of choice for lovers of culture, nature, food and wine. Discover the rich history, heritage, and traditions of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Lesotho and Ndebele tribes. The many mountains and fine white sand beaches, each with their own unique vibe, beckon avid nature lovers. Meanwhile, foodies can dine like kings and queens at some of the country's best eateries and restaurants, and wine lovers can go on a wine safari and sample exciting new reds. As one of Africa's most visited cities, there is much to do and experience in this coastal metropolis!

Tema, Ghana 

The port city of Tema sits along the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, and its azure blue waters welcome cruisers upon first arrival. Just 16 miles east is Accra – pay a visit to experience the vibrancy of Ghanas capital city! Wander through Makola Market and pick up traditional Ghanaian Kente textiles, or sample some small chops” (light snacks) at one of the many eateries in the city. 

Travelling in early March? Take a trip to the second largest square in the world, Independence Square, to watch an Independence Day Parade and view the Eternal Flame of African Liberation lit by Ghanas first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah. Just a few hours’ drive away is one of the most poignant and ancient fortifications in Ghana, Cape Coast Castle. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site to see where millions of enslaved Africans passed through the “Door of No Return”, never to see their homeland again.  

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