The Extra Mile

Yes, you can travel from SA to Europe by cargo ship

It is possible to hitch a lift on a freighter, but it's pricey

03 November 2019 - 00:00

Q. I would like to travel from Cape Town to the UK or Europe by sea. Is this possible by cargo ship? For medical reasons, I am unable to travel by air. — Eloff Snyman

A. A few shipping companies offer passenger berths on freighters serving the route between SA and Europe, mostly, it seems to either Antwerp in Belgium or Hamburg, Germany...

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