• Whale Watching

Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands

One of the most popular and visited areas of South Africa, the Western Cape offers stunning scenery, exquisite cuisine, and tempting wine as well as spectacular wildlife, all just a stones throw from Cape Town. Don't miss the opportunity to spot the Southern Right Whales in Hermanus (June-December) and savour some delicious South African wines in Stellenbosch.

Duration
7 days
Best time to go
July to November
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Lions Head and Cape Town

Trip highlights

  • Sample South Africa's best wine
  • Journey up Table Mountain
  • Whale watching in Hermanus
  • Beautiful coastal drives

One of the most popular and visited areas of South Africa, the Western Cape offers stunning scenery, fantastic cuisine and wine, spectacular wildlife all just a stones throw from the beautiful city of Cape Town. Cape Town is known as the "Mother City" of Africa which is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world where you will be spending two nights.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, transfer to your hotel for two nights. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain (cable car fee payable locally) for stunning city and ocean views.

Afterwards, continue to explore Cape Town on a half day city tour taking in the Bo Kaap district, the SA Museum and the Castle of Good Hope.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Inn on the Square or similar

Today you will depart for Cape Point. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard passing through Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay before reaching the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has a wide variety of plant, bird and animal life.

In the afternoon head to Simon's town, and stop at Boulder's Beach, famous for its friendly penguin colony.

After opt for a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Inn on the Square or similar

After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Cape Winelands. On the drive witness superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads before enjoying some wine from renowned wine estates such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl whilst enjoying a cellar tour.

Later arrive at your hotel in Stellenbosch for two nights.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Spier Hotel or similar

Today leisurely enjoy the Winelands. Renowned for its Cape Dutch buildings, university, and wines, Stellenbosch lies in the fertile Jonkershoek river valley, surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and mountains. Walk around and savour the atmosphere of this unique town with its oak-lined streets and traditional water furrow irrigation systems. Open-air restaurants and cosy coffee shops line the shady streets and secluded lanes, inviting you to linger and observe the everyday activities of this bustling town.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Spier Hotel or similar

Depart for Hermanus in the Cape Whale Coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way. Hermanus is best known for some of the best whale watching to be found anywhere as every year southern right whales migrate from the sub-Antarctic to calve in the sheltered sea of Walker Bay.

Later, travel your hotel for two nights.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Les Baleines Hermanus or similar

Today, you have the opportunity to spot the whales on a half day whale watching cruise. (Please note that whale cruises only take place between June and December, outside of these months an eco Cruise will be offered). The Southern right whales come to these calm bays every year to calve and nurse their young or to mate. Experience the opportunity to witness these magnificent beasts.

Later visit Dyer Island where the African penguin as well as various other seabirds can be seen and visit Geyser Rock, which is resident to about 60 000 Cape fur seals.

After a refreshment in Kleinbaai Harbour why not visit the quaint town of Stanford, full of artwork, antiques and collectables en route back to Hermanus.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Les Baleines Hermanus or similar

After breakfast, depart Hermanus and head back to Cape Town airport or your chosen Cape Town hotel.

Included

  • Escorted tour:
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) in a double or twin room with private facilities.
  • Meals as stated.
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as detailed.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Services of an English speaking local driver/guide.
  • International flights.
  • Self Drive Option:
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) in a double or twin room with private facilities.
  • 2 nights in Cape Town.
  • 2 nights in Stellenbosch.
  • 2 nights in Hermanus.
  • Meals as stated.
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as detailed.
  • International flights.
  • Sample South Africa's best wine.
  • Journey up Table Mountain.
  • Whale watching in Hermanus.

Not included

  • Escorted tour:
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide or driver.
  • ​Self Drive Option:
  • Optional excursions.
  • Additional meals