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Cape Town, Wine & Whales

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Tour starts: Cape Town
Tour ends: Hermanus
Includes: Car rental – Group B (VW Polo or similar)
Accommodation: Choose between Standard, Comfort, Luxury or Guest House
Best time to visit: July – November (whale season)
Highlights: Table Mountain, Cape Point, V&A Waterfront, Wine tasting, Whale Watching

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Itinerary: Day-to-day

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities! On arrival you will collect your rental car and drive to your chosen hotel or guest house. Afternoon at your own leisure. Suggested activities – visit the V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and pubs. It is also the departure point for boat trips to Robben Island, the island most famous for being a prison island.

Day 2 & 3: Cape Town

Days at leisure. Suggested activities:

  • Do a day trip in your rental car to witness the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at Cape Point. Be sure to make a stop at Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony

  • Travel to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city, sea and distant mountains

  • Visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Spend some time on some of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches such as Clifton and Camps Bay

  • Take in the highlights of Cape Town City Centre such as Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square and the nearby Bo-Kaap area

  • Join a township tour together with a local guide.

Day 4: Cape Town to Stellenbosch

Breakfast followed by checkout. Make your way to the Stellenbosch Winelands which are located approximately 45 minutes from Cape Town (ca 50 kms). Other than being a university town with beautiful Cape Dutch architecture it is also South Africa’s premier wine district. Take the opportunity to drive out to some of the most well known wine estates and sample their fine wines. Vineyards well worth a visit in the Stellenbosch area: Rust-en-Vrede, Kanonkop, Warwick Estate, Rustenburg and many more.

DAY 5: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Winelands

Breakfast at your hotel. Franschhoek is a town nearby to Stellenbosch and is also famous for its wonderful wines as well as its French heritage. Here you will find many excellent restaurants with a number of them serving exquisite French cuisine. Examples of fine wine estates in the Franschhoek area: La Motte, Boschendal and Graham Beck.

DAY 6: Stellenbosch to Hermanus

Breakfast followed by check out. Hermanus is situated approximately 11⁄2 hours from Stellenbosch. We suggest that you take the scenic route via Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond which offers spectacular views of False Bay.

DAY 7: Hermanus

If you are visiting during whale season (July – November), you will have the chance to see Southern Right Whales close-up from the shore as the whales use the deep and calm bay at Hermanus to calve. For the adventurous you can choose to go on a white shark cage diving trip from Gansbaai (approx 45 minutes from Hermanus).

DAY 8: Checkout

Breakfast followed by check out. Drive back to Cape Town and return your rental car before checking in for your onward bound flight.

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    NOLWAZI MASEKO
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    nolwazi@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Nolwazi. I love being part of a passionate team of experts who love creating unique travel experiences!
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    MADELEINE NGOIE
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    madeleine@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Madeleine. Stunning African destinations are waiting to be discovered! I would love to help you plan your trip!
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    STANLEY SHONGWE
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    stanley@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Stanley. Welcome to Africa! It would be my pleasure to work with you to plan the trip of a lifetime!
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    SHARON STONELEY
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    sharon@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Sharon. I create unique African travel experiences. I pride myself on excellent customer service every time!
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    PETER FABER
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    peter@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Peter. African travel is my passion - I love it when people get to experience the wonder that Africa has to offer!
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    LORENA LEMA
    DESTINATION EXPERT
    lorena@swafrica.co.za
    +27 (0)11 880 0910
    Hi I'm Lorena. Speak to me about anything you are interested in and I will help make your trip one to remember!
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