G Adventures West Africa. Day 5,6: At Sea

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During the longer sea legs of the first half of the journey there is time to

indulge in either the frivolous entertainment or the enrichment provided on

board. Enrichment there is plenty of. Our squad of well-travelled and

esteemed lecturers cover everything from African history, culture, music and

geography while at the other end, we can partake in wine tasting and art.

David van Neikerk (pic above) is one of the Cape’s most prominent winemakers

and, needless to say, his presentations have possibly the highest attendance

rates! His award-winning sparkling wines and Bordeaux style blends are among

the best from the region which dates back to the mid-17th century. His

cellar, High Constantia, to the south of Cape Town proper is well known both

nationally and internationally.

Artist-in-residence, Lucia de Leiris, (pic above) is busy capturing the

colourful scenes in watercolours and then sharing her well developed

techniques with guests in classes held in the multi-purpose Polar Bear Bar

on the well-lit fifth deck. In the evenings, musician Bronwyn Clacherty puts

on recitals in traditional African music using modern and traditional

instruments. Her mastery of percussion has feet tapping and hands clapping

well into the evening.

Blessed with warm bright sunny days, the Four PM Wine Club can be found out

on the rear deck enjoying David’s blends and varietals with lashings of

boisterous, bubbly conversation.

For more detail on this itinerary, see www.gadventures.com > West Africa

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