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Cultural and Natural Wonders of Southern Africa

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Set sail around the Cape of Good Hope, with stops at some of southern Africa’s most intriguing and least visited ports of call, as part of a brand-new Crystal Cruises itinerary that comes highly recommended by Tully Luxury Travel. You’ll follow the path of 15th-century explorers who navigated these waters in search of wealth. Unravel riches of a different sort as you savor spices in Mauritius, spot lemurs in Madagascar, and track lions in South Africa en route to Cape Town, your final stop.
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Port Louis, Mauritius
With its mix of mosques, temples, and colonial buildings, the capital city of Port Louis presents a grand tapestry of cultures. Indeed, this island nation has been ruled by the Dutch, French, and British and has sizable African and Indian...
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Saint-Denis, Réunion
Francophiles will feel quite at home in St-Denis, the capital of Réunion, an overseas region of France, where stylish bistros and boulangeries use the Euro as legal tender. It can even bring to mind Provence, with more palm trees, a more tropical...
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Taolagnaro, Madagascar
Taolanaro is a wilderness paradise at the southeastern tip of Madagascar. White-sand beaches dotted by windswept dunes give way to a smattering of ochre-colored colonial buildings, a vestige of the city’s founding by the French in 1643. Explore...
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Maputo, Mozambique
Mozambique’s capital of Maputo emerged from 17 years of civil war and evolved into one of Africa’s most beautiful seaside cities. It also manages to be both lively and laid-back, with jacaranda-lined streets, breathtaking beaches, bustling night...
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
In Port Elizabeth, or PE as locals call it, there’s a beach for every occasion—water sports, people-watching, sybaritic sun-bathing—plus opportunities for adventure and culture. When you visit Port Elizabeth with Crystal Cruises, your shore...