Tigresse, Africa’s largest catamaran

Tigresse, Africa's largest catamaran

Tigresse, which can carry 60 passengers, is, according to its owner, the largest sailing catamaran in African waters, rivalled only by the Fujicat, a sister catamaran.

At R110 for a one-and-a-half-hour cruise, it's not at all expensive (in my opinion). If I were you however, I'd consider doing the sunset cruise with champagne for R180. Their website notes that they offer a champagne cruise, and even though I know they really mean sparkling wine, please insist on REAL champagne from Champagne... just to make the point! ;)

We're currently on vacation so credit for today's photo of Tigresse goes to Mandy from brainwavez.org.

6 thoughts on “Tigresse, Africa’s largest catamaran

  1. Pamela

    We went on the Tigresse for the sunset cruise last February – except instead of a sunset we had a thunder storn that we watched approach and then end up over table mountain and the city bowl and it was FANTASTIC! Eventually it forced the trip to have an early end but I would not have missed it for the world – although I did find it really hard to photograph. And as for the pseudo champagne, after two glasses you really don’t mind!

  2. Paul

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    That’s great to hear Pamela – thanks for letting us know. The storm sounds awesome! We’ll have to take a trip some time…

  3. Naomi Estment

    Hi Paul,

    First want to say I LOVE your blog, especially being a Capetonian in Joburg!

    Second, I agree with Pamela about the champagne – with a setting like that sparkling wine will do fine! I’ve done the sunset cruise on Le Tigre (a while before Tigresse), which features in my new novel, ‘Out of Air’ (info at http://naomiestment.wordpress.com/my-books/). This is written specifically in tribute to SA, Cape Town in particular and the sea in general.

    So easy to write about a place I adore – enjoy it there!


  4. Paul

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    Thanks for the message Naomi – I almost forgot about Le Tigre… I can’t remember seeing her around for quite some time. I wonder where she’s to be found these days…

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