CAPE TOWN, WINELANDS & WHALE WATCHING

Whenever you decide to go this is a relaxed holiday in stunning surroundings, with an amazing amount of variety on offer. June to November is the whale watching season in South Africa, August and September is when the Spring flowers are in bloom. This is not a tour, but a multi-centre itinerary, with private road transfers between each of the three towns and cities, none longer than 2 hours. We have selected hotels/guesthouses in each place that are centrally located, with a good choice of restaurants nearby.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the “Mother City” of Cape Town with a myriad of attractions and activities.
  • Enjoy Franschhoek, in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
  • Visit the Cape South Coast and sleepy Hermanus.
  • Whale-Watching (in season).

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY PACKAGE

On arrival into Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your first hotel / guesthouse for your 4-night stay.

Described by Sir Francis Drake in 1580 as ‘the fairest cape in all the world’, the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The oldest city in the country, nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant and colourful city.

With plenty to offer the traveller you should never get bored. Table Mountain is the iconic backdrop of Cape Town rising over 1000m above sea level - it can be seen from all over the city. Taking the revolving cable car up to the top is a must or if you’re feeling adventurous there are several hiking routes to the summit.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront is a prime attraction in the city, a working harbour and tourist attraction offering world class shopping, a huge variety of restaurants, cafes & bars and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The ferry trip to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration for much of his 27 years in prison, leaves from here.

The park-like botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town’s beaches and the city centre with its outdoor street markets, boutique shops & stylish restaurants are all added attractions.

V&A Waterfront in Cape Town South Africa
Cape Town beaches and views in South Africa

Just a 45-minute drive from Cape Town and you’re in the scenic mountains and valleys of the Winelands. Experience the historical and cultural heritage of the region while visiting quaint villages and vibrant townships, outdoor museums and galleries, open-air theatres and outdoor art and craft exhibitions.

For the more adventurous visitor there are activities such as canoeing, 4x4 trails, horse-riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock pool swimming, abseiling and kloofing.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...

Redbourne Hilldrop exterior with pool area

REDBOURNE HILLDROP

Attentively restored, award winning, B&B providing comfort & convenience in the upper slopes of Table Mountain, boasting dramatic views.

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Four Rosmead exterior at night

FOUR ROSMEAD GUEST HOUSE

Stylishly re-modelled Edwardian home, with magnificent views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hills, Table Bay, & the Cape Town City.

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The Vineyard Hotel exterior view

THE VINEYARD HOTEL & SPA

Set upon 6 acres of landscaped gardens, within the leafy suburb of Newlands in Cape Town, just 15 minutes from the city or V&A Waterfront.

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Cape Grace Table Mountain exterior

THE CAPE GRACE HOTEL

Classic boutique hotel, set on its own private quay on the vibrant V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, overlooking the yacht marina to one side.

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EXPLORE...

abseil Table Mountain Cape Town

ABSEIL FROM TABLE MOUNTAIN

This is the world’s highest commercial abseil, at 112m, but with the illusion of a 1000m descent, just step off the edge of Table Mountain.

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dive with great white shark cage diving

DIVE WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS

You really will get up close & personal with one of the most feared (and misunderstood) predators on the planet, the Great White Shark.

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Cape Town attractions Cape Point from the ocean

CAPE TOWN CITY INFORMATION

The Mother City of Cape Town is truly one of contrast. The ancient natural world meets a thriving modern capital in Table Mountains Shadow.

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Cape Town beaches Boulders beach with Cape penguins

BEACHES IN CAPE TOWN

With some of the world's finest beaches, Cape Town was recently ranked 2nd Best Beach City by National Geographic in their Top 10 Listing.

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INCLUDED:

  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers throughout
  • All accommodation
  • Airline taxes, fees and surcharges (subject to change)
  • Park fees

EXCLUDED:

  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tourism Levy & Conservation Fees
  • Meals, Drinks & Activities not specified;
  • Items of a personal nature
    - e.g. tips, telephone, laundry etc.

Where prices are shown for a travel itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. They are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.

There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.

TRAVEL TIME

Africa Collection travel time on international flight logo London Heathrow > Cape Town International ± 12hrs
Cape Town International > London Heathrow ± 12hrs
Africa Collection travel time by vehicle logo Cape Town > Hermanus ± 2hrs
Hermanus > Franschhoek ± 2hrs
Franschhoek > Cape Town Airport ± 1hr
Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.
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This is a good itinerary for those a little shorter on time, or who do not want to drive large distances - the maximum journey time on this itinerary is 2 hours. A self-drive version of this itinerary is also available and will reduce the overall price.

It can be done pretty cheaply by staying in Portfolio Places guesthouse-style accommodation, or there are extreme luxury options in each place for those of you looking for a really high-end experience. As with most of our itineraries, the options are myriad.

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"I just wanted to say thank you for putting together a great itinerary for us. We absolutely loved all three hotels (I think you’ll guess which one was our favourite!). I was hugely impressed with the service at all of the hotels and in shops, bars and restaurants througout our holiday."

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