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26th October 2020 to 29th November 2020

Rounding the Cape: Mauritius – South Africa

£3499 Per person

Deposit £1,000 balance due 12wks before departure
From wide, rolling ocean, playful wildlife, sandy beaches, hidden islands, and safaris, this adventure is jam packed with fantastic experiences.
Pay a 1000% deposit per item
Nights onboard
33
Vessel type
Clipper 60
Vessel length
60 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Single berths (max 11 crew).
Insurance Required
Yes

Embark on an epic adventure over 33 nights, sailing from tropical Mauritius to the buzzing metropolis of Cape Town. 

33 Nights: 26 October - 29 November 2020

£3,499 per person

From tropical islands with magical rainforests, reefs and white sandy beaches, to the stunning Horn of Africa, with fast-paced sailing and the potential to mix in a big five safari, this trip has it all. Explore the islands of Mauritius and Reunion, and embark on a 33-night adventure of a lifetime to the buzzing shores of Cape Town on the South African Coast.

October 26 – 29 2020: Exploring Mauritius

Our adventure of a lifetime starts around 1,200 miles from the east coast of Africa, on the beautiful island of Mauritius. With pristine white beaches, exotic wildlife, towering mountains and lush rainforest this tropical paradise it the perfect place to prepare for a thrilling voyage.

October 30 – November 05 2020: Mauritius to Réunion

After a few days of exploring Mauritius, we head out into the open sea where we will spend the next 24hours sailing towards the magical shores of Réunion Island. Here we will have a week to explore the huge scenic diversity; the interior of the island made up of rainforests and the astonishing Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano, overlooking the white sandy beaches and coral reefs surrounding the island.

November 06 – 16 2020: Réunion to Richards Bay, South Africa

We leave Réunion to embark on the biggest crossing of our trip; a fantastic ocean passage of 1370 miles to Richards Bay in South Africa. Embrace the Indian ocean as you get in touch with your navigation, passage planning and weather routing skills. The once makeshift harbour of Richards Bay now offers a vibrant culture, spectacular beaches and unspoilt scenery. If time permits we may also head up to Kruger National Park, one of South Africa’s largest game reserves and home to the ‘Big 5’!

November 17 -29 2020: Around the Horn of Africa to Cape Town

Another 100 miles down the coast we come across Durban, one of South Africas busiest ports, with buzzing nightlife and a dramatic contrast to our previous destinations. We’ll then continue on to Port Elizabeth, keep your eye out during this journey for whales; there are 37 species of whales and dolphins off the coast of South Africa, and this is an experience like no other. This stretch offers sailing that most people can only dream of ticking off their bucket list, rounding the Cape of Good Hope is a once in a lifetime experience. Where the Indian meets the Atlantic Ocean, this marks a significant landmark for all round-the-world sailing routes and races and is rich in intrigue within geography, climate and culture. Our stunning voyage then comes to an end as we approach the welcoming and wonderful Cape Town, greeted by the iconic table mountain, urban landscapes and rolling vineyards, it’s sunning from sea to sky.

  • Top quality foul weather clothing to keep you dry in any conditions.
  • Fladen immersion suits. These will keep you warm in even the coldest, windiest conditions.
  • Ocean-spec lifejackets. These are the best on the market.
  • All on-board food and snacks.
  • Daily sailing lessons and tuition from two highly experienced instructors.
  • Your travel to and from the start and end points.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any alcohol – but feel free to bring your own or buy some along the route
  • Any meals you eat ashore

Fly into Mauritius. You can join the boat any time after 1200 midday on October 26.

Fly out of Cape Town. Leaving the boat by 1200 midday on November 29.

October 26 – 29 2020: Exploring Mauritius

Our adventure of a lifetime starts around 1,200 miles from the east coast of Africa, on the beautiful island of Mauritius. With pristine white beaches, exotic wildlife, towering mountains and lush rainforest this tropical paradise it the perfect place to prepare for a thrilling voyage.

October 30 – November 05 2020: Mauritius to Réunion

After a few days of exploring Mauritius, we head out into the open sea where we will spend the next 24hours sailing towards the magical shores of Réunion Island. Here we will have a week to explore the huge scenic diversity; the interior of the island made up of rainforests and the astonishing Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano, overlooking the white sandy beaches and coral reefs surrounding the island.

November 06 – 16 2020: Réunion to Richards Bay, South Africa

We leave Réunion to embark on the biggest crossing of our trip; a fantastic ocean passage of 1370 miles to Richards Bay in South Africa. Embrace the Indian ocean as you get in touch with your navigation, passage planning and weather routing skills. The once makeshift harbour of Richards Bay now offers a vibrant culture, spectacular beaches and unspoilt scenery. If time permits we may also head up to Kruger National Park, one of South Africa’s largest game reserves and home to the ‘Big 5’!

November 17 -29 2020: Around the Horn of Africa to Cape Town

Another 100 miles down the coast we come across Durban, one of South Africas busiest ports, with buzzing nightlife and a dramatic contrast to our previous destinations. We’ll then continue on to Port Elizabeth, keep your eye out during this journey for whales; there are 37 species of whales and dolphins off the coast of South Africa, and this is an experience like no other. This stretch offers sailing that most people can only dream of ticking off their bucket list, rounding the Cape of Good Hope is a once in a lifetime experience. Where the Indian meets the Atlantic Ocean, this marks a significant landmark for all round-the-world sailing routes and races and is rich in intrigue within geography, climate and culture. Our stunning voyage then comes to an end as we approach the welcoming and wonderful Cape Town, greeted by the iconic table mountain, urban landscapes and rolling vineyards, it’s sunning from sea to sky.

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require