Southern Africa Yacht Charter Guide
A beautifully bronzed collage of African delights
Africa conjures up images of vast open plains, wildlife encounters and iconic scenery and Southern Africa does not disappoint. The sheer expanse of the African continent is otherworldly, bringing together rugged coastlines, rich golden sands, sheltered forests and mountain ranges which are guaranteed to open the mind and enlighten the soul. Revel in the pebbly shorelines, sunlit beaches and magnificent island retreats of this gorgeously bronzed continent.
Reasons to Visit
Embraced by the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Southern Africa provides some of the most extraordinary cruising grounds where visitors can marvel at the stunning islands, intriguing nations and abundant collection of unparalleled sights. This remarkable continent boasts a melting pot of cultures and elusive wildlife, though aside from Africa’s breathtaking nature it is the people of Africa who capture the hearts of all who travel here, their warmth and hospitality making it difficult not to return time and again for years to come. Extensively regarded as a conspicuous yacht charter destination, Africa is unobtrusively gaining a devoted following attracted by its distinctive way of life, exhilarating activities and natural wonders.
Cruise the Mozambique Channel and explore one of Africa’s little known jewels. Located on Africa’s south eastern coast, visit Mozambique, where the shorelines are fringed by untouched islands, dazzling white sands and swaying palm trees which contrast beautifully against the magnificent colonial buildings. Although largely undiscovered by tourism, Mozambique offers unique opportunities to admire an otherworldly culture. Admire the brightly clad women wearing capulanas and gaze on as skilled craftsmen construct dhows and fishermen make their catches with hand woven nets. Sample the delicious grilled seafood and make the most of the fantastic diving opportunities. East of Mozambique, cruise along the Mozambique Channel to Madagascar Island, a dream location for lovers of nature and wildlife. An astounding ninety percent of the island’s animal species and plants have evolved here and nowhere else making for a truly one of a kind vacation with sights and wonders to be admired only here. The diverse landscapes of Madagascar are so remote that a luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to explore this sensational island, with national parks, snorkelling and wildlife watching to keep you busy.
To the southernmost tip, South Africa marks the end of this sun drenched continent. Discover the Cape Peninsula and explore small seaside towns before meandering amongst the beautiful winelands where you can sample some of the oldest and finest vintages in South Africa. Table Mountain is an unmissable highlight and sits majestically overlooking the bustling city. For the intrepid charter guests, why not take on the immensely rewarding challenge of a mountain hike, where spectacular views of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean can be admired.
Southern Africa is home to some of the most iridescent cities in the world. With unparalleled sights, welcoming locals and elusive endangered wildlife, it is impossible to fight against the magnetism of this superlative region.
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