Discover the Best South Africa Shore Excursions: Unforgettable Port of Call Tours for Cruise Passengers

Posted on Tue June 25, 2024.

Embark on a journey through the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of South Africa with our specialized shore excursions. Tailored specifically for cruise ship passengers, our tours offer full-day adventures from Richards Bay, Durban, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, and Port Elizabeth, all with the convenience of departure and return to your port. Experience intimate and personalized small group tours led by expert local guides, and enjoy the beauty of South Africa’s iconic landmarks, wildlife, and cultural treasures. With our safe and comfortable transportation, hassle-free booking, and back-to-ship guarantee, you can explore with confidence. Book your South African adventure today and create lasting memories with the best shore excursions available.

Discover the Magic of South Africa: Unforgettable Port of Call Tours


Welcome to the ultimate South African adventure! Whether you're docking in Richards Bay, Durban, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, or Port Elizabeth, our specialized shore excursions offer you the chance to explore the best of South Africa with comfort, safety, and expert guidance. Tailored specifically for cruise ship passengers, our full-day tours are designed to ensure you capture the essence of each destination without the worry of missing your ship.

Why Choose Our Shore Excursions?

Tailored for Cruise Ship Passengers

Our tours are meticulously crafted to suit the schedules and needs of cruise ship passengers. Departing from and returning to the port near your cruise ship, our excursions maximize your time onshore, providing rich experiences within your limited timeframe.

Intimate and Personalised Experiences

We believe in the value of small group tours. By keeping our groups small, we ensure a more intimate and personalized experience. This allows you to connect with our expert local guides and fellow travelers, and enjoy a flexible and adaptive itinerary.

Expert Local Guides

Our guides are locals with a deep passion for South Africa's rich history, culture, and natural beauty. They bring destinations to life with stories and insights that go beyond the surface, ensuring you leave with a true understanding of the places you visit.

Safe and Comfortable Transportation

Travel with peace of mind in our well-maintained and comfortable vehicles. Safety is our top priority, and we ensure our transportation is reliable and equipped for your comfort.

Hassle-Free Booking and Back-to-Ship Guarantee

Enjoy a seamless booking experience with easy payment options and flexible cancellation policies. Our tours come with a back-to-ship guarantee, so you can explore with confidence knowing you'll return to your cruise on time.

Exploring South Africa’s Ports of Call

Richards Bay: Gateway to Zululand and Wildlife

Richards Bay is your entry point to the wonders of Zululand and some of South Africa’s richest wildlife experiences.

Shore Excursions Richards Bay: Explore the lush surroundings and abundant wildlife.
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve: Spot the Big Five in one of South Africa's oldest and most renowned game reserves.
St. Lucia Estuary: A boat cruise through this UNESCO World Heritage Site reveals crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of bird species.

Durban: The Vibrant Coastal City

Durban blends beautiful beaches with a vibrant cultural scene, offering a range of experiences for every traveler.

Durban Shore Tours: Discover the Golden Mile, bustling markets, and rich Zulu culture.
City Tour and Golden Mile: Walk the beachfront promenade and dive into Durban’s diverse heritage.
Valley of a Thousand Hills: Experience traditional Zulu life against the backdrop of stunning landscapes just a short drive from the city.

Cape Town: Iconic Landmarks and Wine Country

Cape Town is a city of striking beauty and dynamic experiences, from its famous landmarks to its lush wine regions.

Cape Town Cruise Excursions: Ascend Table Mountain, explore the Cape of Good Hope, and indulge in the Cape Winelands.
Table Mountain: Take the cableway or hike to the top for unbeatable views of the city and coast.
Cape of Good Hope: Visit this historic cape where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, offering dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Winelands: Enjoy a scenic drive to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, sampling world-class wines along the way.

Mossel Bay: A Coastal Gem

On the stunning Garden Route, Mossel Bay offers a mix of history, marine life, and adventure.

Mossel Bay Port Tours: From the Diaz Museum Complex to thrilling marine experiences.
Diaz Museum Complex: Explore the maritime history and the European explorers who first landed here.
Whale Watching and Shark Cage Diving: Get up close with marine giants or take a dive with sharks for an adrenaline rush.

Knysna: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Located along the Garden Route, Knysna is surrounded by lush forests and a tranquil lagoon.

Elephant Interaction: Meet and learn about elephants at a sanctuary, offering a hands-on, ethical wildlife experience.
Knysna Heads: Explore the dramatic sea cliffs and tidal pools, capturing stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Port Elizabeth: Gateway to Wildlife and Adventure

Port Elizabeth, the "Friendly City," is your launchpad for unforgettable wildlife and nature excursions.

Port Elizabeth Shore Excursions: Visit Addo Elephant National Park and explore local game reserves.
Addo Elephant Park Safari Tours: See over 600 elephants and other wildlife in this renowned national park.
Private Game Reserve: Enhance your safari experience with guided game drives in a private reserve known for its diverse fauna and wildlife.
Sunday River: Enjoy a peaceful sunset cruise on this scenic river, with chances to spot wildlife along its banks.

For bookings and inquiries, chat with our travel consultant at [email protected] or find us on WhatsApp at +27609867612.

 Let us help you create unforgettable memories on your South African adventure.

Book with Confidence

Choosing the right shore excursion is crucial for making the most of your time in South Africa. Here’s why booking with us guarantees a memorable and hassle-free experience:

Specialised in Cruise Ship Tours

We understand the specific needs of cruise ship passengers. Our tours are carefully planned to fit within your schedule, ensuring you can relax and enjoy your time ashore without any stress.

Small Group Tours

Our small group approach allows for a more personalized and flexible experience. You’ll enjoy a closer connection with your guide and a more engaging and enjoyable tour.

Expert Local Guides

Our guides are experts in their field and passionate about sharing the beauty and culture of South Africa. Their local insights and personal stories add depth to your journey.

Safe and Comfortable

Your safety and comfort are our priorities. We provide reliable transportation and well-maintained vehicles for a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Flexible and Hassle-Free Booking

We offer easy payment options and flexible cancellation policies. Book directly with our local operators for a personalized and secure experience.

Africa Cruise Liners Visiting South Africa

South Africa’s ports of call welcome a variety of luxurious cruise liners each year. Some of the renowned ships that have graced our shores include:

  • Norwegian Dawn
  • Norwegian Sky
  • Nautica (Oceania Cruises)
  • AIDA Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Azamara Journey
  • Azamara Quest
  • Seabourn
  • MSC Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Adventure Awaits

Embark on a journey through South Africa’s most captivating destinations with our expertly crafted port of call tours. Whether you're drawn to vibrant cityscapes, stunning natural beauty, or incredible wildlife, we have something for every traveler.

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Ready to explore South Africa’s wonders? Book your tour today and experience the best of what this beautiful country has to offer.



South Africa’s ports of call offer a treasure trove of experiences for cruise ship passengers. From the wildlife-rich reserves of Richards Bay to the cultural vibrancy of Durban, the iconic beauty of Cape Town, the coastal charm of Mossel Bay, and the wildlife adventures of Port Elizabeth, each destination promises a unique adventure. Book your tour with us for an intimate, expertly guided, and unforgettable journey through South Africa.