- Multi-day Tours
- Day Tours
- TAILOR MADE tours
Pickup & Drop-off service
Transfers to tour highlights
Insured & licensed mini-van
English speaking local qualified guide
Wine & chocolate Pairing
Boat-based Whale Cruise (mid Jun to Nov) ± R800 pp
Wine & Tapas Pairing ± R400 pp
You can decide if you want to do these and book & pay for it on tour. Some optionals are seasonal or subject to weather conditions.
Meals + drinks* excluded.
You’ll get the opportunity to experience a choice of local eating spots enroute.
Steadily gaining recognition as an integral part of the Hermanus Wine Route, connoisseurs and wine-lovers alike have been quick to add Hemel-en-Aarde Valley to their itineraries. Your private guide will introduce you to this top viticulture spot along the Cape Whale Coast route - visiting an acclaimed wine estate to sample their finest wines. Take in spectacular views and pamper your palate with award-winning earthy wines and delectable chocolate or food pairings.
During whale season (from mid-June to November), Hermanus is arguably the best place to spot Southern Right Whales. Cliff pathways offer unique vantage points to see the whales frolicking in the bay, and optional boat-based whale watching offers an even closer view of these magical creatures. Travel via Clarence Drive where the wild beauty of the Kogelberg Biosphere is perfectly offset by this coastal route, which snakes its way between rugged mountains and the majestic Atlantic. En-route, a visit to 5,000+ resident African penguins at the Stony Point Nature Reserve is a must.
WINE PAIRING & VINEYARD WALK at CREATION WINES
Arrive at Creation Wines and soak in the views of its rolling vineyards - the optimal setting to relax, unwind, and enjoy their unique pairing creations. Indulge in the estate's award-winning wines and velvety-smooth chocolate pairings or opt for the optional tapas-style food pairing (own expense). A leisurely walk through the vineyards allows for an escape into Mother Nature - breathe in the fresh mountain air in this beautiful Cape Floral Kingdom region, filled with prolific species of fynbos.
After a scenic 20-minute drive, your next stop is Hermanus - one of the best whale-watching spots in the world. Encounter spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water aerobics during a whale-watching walk along the cliff-side pathways. Hermanus lays claim to the only whale-crier in the world. You'll know him by the whale-tail feather in his cap and the mournful echo of his distinctive kelp horn. The whales’ daily arrival is heralded by this world-famous crier, who sounds the alarm during whale season. An optional ±2-hour whale-watching cruise (own expense) is the ideal way to enjoy an up-close and personal view of the Southern Rights - as these 'gentle giants' of the ocean flock to our warmer waters to give birth and to rear their young. Like all wild creatures, there is no guarantee they’ll appear on cue, but there’s always the thrill that you may spot that tell-tale water spout between the waves.
AFRICAN PENGUINS AT BETTY'S BAY
After lunch, venture back to Cape Town with a stop at Stony Point Nature Reserve; home to one of only two breeding colonies of the endangered African penguin in the world. Here you’ll meet these incredibly cute, flightless birds.
Head back to Cape Town via the picturesque Clarence Drive - with its impressive craggy coastline, and try catch the last glimpse of frolicking whales against the pink and amber sunset backdrop. Reach your hotel by ± 5pm.
- The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion run in reverse or different order.
- Exclude meals & drinks, optional extra activity costs.
- *Children must be accompanied by an fare-paying adult. Wine tasting and wine pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Meals and drinks for children are for the adult’s own account.