Cape, Wine and Whales
Duration: 7 nights self-drive tour
Price from: £499pp
Day 1 Cape Town: On arrival you will be met before collecting your car hire and making your way to your centrally situated hotel.
Days 2-3 Cape Town: Two full days at leisure. Sights not to be missed include Table Mountain, Robben Island, Camps Bay and the bustling V&A Waterfront. To enhance your stay, why not book one of our excursions (see page 19).
Day 4 Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Drive east to the scenic Winelands and charming Stellenbosch. It’s a beautiful town, characterised by oak-lined streets and whitewashed buildings, many of Cape Dutch origin, and lies between the Simonsberg and Papegaaiberg Mountains.
Day 5 Stellenbosch: Why not hire a bicycle and set off along the town’s wine route with some 100 estates open to the public. Taste some of the wines and perhaps dine in one of the many superb restaurants. Alternatively, the Vine Hopper bus offers two routes with the option to hop on and off as you wish. Art lovers are also well-catered for with numerous galleries and several noteworthy collections.
Day 6 Stellenbosch/Hermanus: Drive further east to the fishing village of Hermanus, where breathtaking scenery and endless adventure options await you, including sea or lagoon kayaking, river cruises, horse riding and more.
Day 7 Hermanus: This coastal town has become synonymous with shore-based whale watching (particularly June to November), given its sheltered coves in which these marine mammals come to mate and ca!ve. The rugged shoreline leads to a variety of beaches, some ideal for surfing, some for walking and others with lagoons are suited to families. In addition, the town’s narrow streets are an inviting place to browse with a mixture of shops and art galleries.
Day 8 Hermanus/Cape Town: Drop off your Cape Town airport where your tour concludes.
Accommodation: Protea Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town; River Manor Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch; Harbour House, Hermanus.
Tour price: The price shown for this self-drive tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and 8 days group B car hire and accommodation as outlined. International flights are not included.