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Cape of Good Hope Cruising Route
(Passage planning for sailing round Cape Town, South Africa)
Sailing round Africa....
on the Cape of Good Hope (Cape of Storms), Cape Town, South Africa
and East Africa cruising route has recently become highly
sought-after. Many circumnavigating yachts (and those in the planning
phase of cruising around the world) have changed their passage
take the route across the Indian Ocean and round East
Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mozambique, Madagascar) and
South Africa. There is a certain amount of trepidation about this
route (much unfounded) but with the correct advance information
and planning this is a most rewarding route round the southern tip
of a wonderful continent. Many South African sailing yachts are
plying this Indian Ocean coast, the Mozambique Channel and all the
offshore islands and enjoying the region's splendors. The
webmaster and his wife sailed the reverse route themselves from
Durban, South Africa to SE Asia on their steel ketch "sv
Seerose" - (click
here to read the narrative with photos).
with input from "Cruiser Log", is collating
information on this route with direct input from the yachting
fraternity on a new webpage titled "SAIL AFRICA" .
This new site features:
- Passage planning notes
for East Africa, South Africa & the Indian Ocean
- Sailing directions
- Customs and immigration information
for sailing around Africa
- Ports and approaches
and courtesy flags of Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
- Weather information
for the SE Indian Ocean & Mozambique Channel
- Helpful hints
on the East African coast
- An open Discussion
Forum to ask your questions.
HERE to proceed to the 'Sail Africa' gateway.
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