Cape Town, Wine & Whales
Self Drive Package
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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
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.
You are in good hands!
Why SW Africa?
Our diverse team are passionate about delivering on personalised, creative and unique experiences with attention to detail. Our consultants will handle your request with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to expedite your request effectively. We are very proud of our African heritage and we make it our responsibility to be good ambassadors and ensure every visitor leaves with a great impression. We love sharing the beauty and magic that Africa has to offer!
We can confidently say that we will beat any price on offer, thanks to our shareholding in Travel Smart Crew Pty Ltd., a private company, owned by a group of independent tour operators. TSC provides us with Central Group Contracting and Management of Preferred Supplier Relationships, ensuring that our clients benefit from unbeatable prices thanks to longstanding relationships and bulk buying from suppliers such as safari lodges, car rental companies, guest houses and hotels.
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SW Africa is a proud member of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) who's members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and are required to submit documentation pertaining to their business annually so that the association can verify they are running a healthy business that can be recommended to international tour operators. Members are bonded with third-party indemnity, ensuring financially sound relationships when using them as suppliers.