We chose this cruise as it formed part of an Africa experience we wished to undertake by staying in Cape Town area both before and after the cruise. It is an ideal way for first time visitors to South Africa to get the opportunity to visit places they otherwise would not have bothered with and take the opportunity to see the Big Five close up. We met some great people on board who we will keep in touch with.
Embarkation was smooth and we enjoyed a nice lunch. Weather was great during the cruise however, we felt the ports of call left a lot to be desired to be honest ( maybe Knysna, Hermanus should be considered in future, much better than other ports we visited ) but perhaps would have needed tenders to get onshore ? Unless you had booked an excursion aimed at a safari type visit, there was little of interest to see and do where the courtesy shuttle buses dropped you off ( mainly at modern style shopping malls in Richards Bay, East London and Port Elizabeth )
We understand to a certain degree why this was done, mainly for safety reasons, but once you’ve seen one mall, you really have seen them all and more effort could and should have been made we felt for the price of this cruise.