2-Day Whale Watching And Wine Tasting Tour From Cape Town

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Approximately from 7am to 8am. You can verify your exact pick-up time with the local supplier a day before the tour departs.
  • Departure Details :
    The included pick-up service can collect you from any Cape Town accommodation within a 10-kilometer radius from the city center.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to your original departure point at approximately 5pm to 8pm.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Venture down south with this action-packed 2-day trip from Cape Town along the scenic Cape Whale Route offering some of the best land-based whale watching sites for the Southern Right Whales during breeding season and to ultimately reach the most Southern Tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Sample local wines paired with chocolate or biltong at estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands regions. Spend the next day relaxing in Hermanus; hiking the cliff paths with optional sea kayaking during whale season and penguin spotting at Betty's Bay!

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Day 1: Cape Town - Stellenbosch - Franschhoek - Cape Aghulas 
Morning pick-up in Cape Town or Stellenbosch.  Visit Mama Swartboois house in Kayamandi township, where youll be treated to rooibos tea or home-made gingerbeer and an array of local Xhosa treats such as amagwinya (vetkoek) and chakalaka. Be swept away by the stories of the diverse history of the area.

Pop in at the picturesque Simonsig, home of the countrys first ever produced MCC. Enjoy a bubbly tasting from the masters as you take a moment to soak in the fresh country air and the beauty of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

Your next destination sees you venture into the quaint town of Franschhoek for some fine wine paired with locally made chocolates. You could also opt for a bit of local flair and choose a wine and biltong pairing instead where youll taste how the wine flavours are enhanced by beef and game biltong.

As lunch nears, South Africas epicurean capital, Franschhoek, with its multitude of eateries is a must-do for gourmands and on weekends the local farmers market beckons with colourful stalls and tasty aromas. From the rolling fields and unending vineyards of the Winelands, you'll head to the southernmost point of Africa and the very spot where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide. Watch the sky burst into colour as the sun kisses the sea and spend a relaxing night at the tip of Africa.

Overnight in Cape Agulhas area at Cape Agulhas Backpackers or 3-star Mermaid Guesthouse or 4-star Agulhas Country Lodge
Day 2: Cape Aghulas - Hermanus - Bettys Bay - Cape Town (B)

Wake up to the sound of the ocean in Cape Agulhas and take a moment to breathe in the fresh sea air. Youll then start the short journey to the coastal haven of Hermanus where winding ocean cliff paths await and are sure to enthral. Meander along coastal paths lined with indigenous fynbos, lulled by the crashing sounds of ocean waves against the adjacent rocky shoreline. Hermanus is also one of the best land-based whale watching locations the world, so you can look forward to trying to spot a few southern right whales during whale season from June to November.  You could hop on an optional whale cruise in search of some cavorting whales, or choose to stretch those sea legs with an all-year-round optional guided sea kayaking experience. Test your grit as you glide across the open ocean and spot various wildlife. For a tamer pace, have a whale of a time in the seaside town of Hermanus, littered with curio shops and art galleries.

The thriving African penguin colony at Bettys Bay adds the final nature wow. Being one of the only remaining breeding grounds of the African penguin, these clumsy creatures are sure to pull on your heartstrings. Flap a wave goodbye as you head on along the scenic coastal Clarence Drive to reach Cape Town by late afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 1 nights accommodation, as per selected
  • Entrance fees to the penguin reserve in Betty's Bay
  • Visit a Kayamandi township local
  • Wine and chocolate or biltong pairing session
  • Hermanus cliff path hike
  • MCC bubbly tasting
  • Franschhoek Marketing visit
  • 1x Breakfast

Exclusions

  • Lunch, dinner and drinks, unless specified
  • Whale Watching cruise (about R800 per person)
  • Sea Kayaking (about R400 per person)
  • Biltong & wine tasting (about R80 per person)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult

According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating

The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, overnight in Hermanus instead of Cape Agulhas

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