From the ruggedly beautiful terrain and pristine beaches of the Eastern Cape to the world-class city of Cape Town, with its stunning diverse landscape, offering world-class wineries, there are few better ways to experience the unique beauty and culture of South Africa than by luxury yacht.
The “wild” Eastern Cape of South Africa is home to unspoiled beaches, forests fringed by the show-capped peaks of the Drankensburg mountain range. Explore the tropical forests of Tsitsikamma and the beauty of the Indian Ocean as it laps stunning white-sand beaches. Here you will find Jeffreys Bay, a surfing mecca, often noted as the second best surf in the world. Port Elizabeth is a cultural hub, home to many museums and historical monuments, including the home of Nelson Mandela, for whom Port Elizabeth’s bay was named. Port Elizabeth is home to the “Big Seven” — by land, you can find lions, rhinos, buffalo, leopard and elephant and, by sea, right whales and great white sharks. For adventure seekers, you will find the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jump in Tsitsikamma and diving opportunities abound offshore, just beware of sharks.
South Africa’s Western Cape is well known for its wineries. You’ll be enamored with the beautiful rolling hills and mountains of the Cape Winelands, where you will find impeccable varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Take a few bottles home during your South Africa yacht charter.
Also found in the Western Cape is Cape Town, the second largest city in South Africa, often called the Mother City. This exceptionally beautiful seaside metropolis is one of the most cosmopolitan in the world. World-class restaurants, luxury shopping and resorts abound here among beautiful beaches and stunning landscape. Immerse yourself in the iconic culture of Cape Town by visiting one of the 100 diverse art galleries or joining in a traditional African drum circle. During your South Africa yacht charter enjoy the sun on Gordon’s Bay Bikini Beach as the majesty of Tabletop Mountain looms in the background. One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, you can take the Table Mountain Cableway to the top for beyond stellar views.
- If you’re so bold, take your life into your own hands and enter a shark cage to swim with great whites off Cape Town
- Take the Tabletop Mountain Cableway to the top for beautiful views
- Enjoy wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
- Take a safari near Port Elizabeth to see the “Big Seven”
- Visit one of Cape Town’s impeccable art galleries and take a piece of South Africa home
Take a few days ashore during a South African yacht charter to enjoy a safari and witness the "Big Five" in their native habitats.