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IFR 412
Northern Europe – Namibia – South Africa


Hamburg – Antwerp – Leixoes / Portugal – Walvisbay / Namibia – Cape Town – (Port Elizabeth) – Durban – Richards Bay – Durban – Cape Town / all South Africa – Walvisbay – Vigo – Rotterdam – Hamburg or similar (Port in brackets is not called at on a regular basis.)


About 86 days round-trip
About 26 days Hamburg – Walvisbay
About 31 days Hamburg – Cape Town
About 31 days Cape Town – Hamburg
More partial trips on request


1-2x per month

About the vessel

Bulk cargo / container vessels, built 2013, German shipping company, German or international ship command, 37,444 tons dead-weight, length 199 m, breadth 30 m, speed 16 kn, container capacity 2,200 TEU, swimming pool, air conditioning, TV/DVD


1 owner double cabin, shower/WC, single beds, separate living room, large seating area, desk, fridge, TV/DVD/CD, captain’s deck – D-deck, view may be obstructed by cargo


This beautiful voyage is now carried out with four vessels. The transport also of bulk and general cargo sometimes leads to good berthing times in the port, but also to a not quite regular timetable.

In the long run only the departure month can be booked, narrowing down the dates is only possible about 6 weeks before the planned departure.

For one-way trips to Namibia or South Africa, passengers must present a valid return flight or return ticket.

Vehicle transport possible. On-board language English, on-board currency Euro.

Age limit 78 years.

For bookings starting at/to Hamburg, in rare cases embarkation can only take place in Antwerp or disembarkation already in Rotterdam, if a crew change takes place in Hamburg. This change may only be announced at short notice, the cancelled travel days will be refunded.

Before embarkation, an official negative rapid antigen test must be presented (not older than 24 hours).

Shore leave

Very long berthing times, 1-2 days are common, up to 4 days are also possible. For arrangements in South Africa and Namibia we provide the contact to a local agency we know personally, which also has German-speaking staff on site.




Covid 19 (3/3)
Yellow fever, only required for the outward-trip and the round-trip

Passage prices

€ 8,600.00 per person in the double cabin
€ 9,890.00 single use of the double cabin
Starting at € 2,600.00 Hamburg – Walvisbay
Starting at € 3,100.00 Hamburg – Cape Town or Cape Town – Hamburg
More partial trips on request

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

€ 148.00 per person

Deviation insurance

€ 174.00 per person (€ 199.00 from age of 75 years)

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for passengers over 65 years of age

Travel reports by customers