This private tour for couples or small groups traveling together takes you to the town of Hermanus, the Whale Capital of South Africa.This scenic drive runs along the apple-growing part of the Western Cape after crossing the spectacular Sir Lowry's Pass. This is the area where we may spot the'Blue Crane, National bird of South Africa.
After spending time doing rock whale watching in Walker Bay, wine tasting in the "Hemel - en - Aarde" Valley follows. Should you choose, you can have a light lunch on an estate (not included). On the way back you make a stop for penguin viewing. Time permitting, wine tasting at another estate follows. The very scenic Clarence Drive takes you into the Mother City.
Pick up at 8am, drive on the N2 towards the beautiful Hottentots Holland Mountain Range and the holiday town of Strand. A beach drive follows at 8:45am, stop in the town of Gordon's Bay, the Naval Base, to wet your feet in the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular Clarence Drive meandering along the False Bay Coastline takes you to Rooi-Els, Pringle Bay and Betty's Bay..
9:15 - 10am: In Bettie's Bay turn off to the ocean at Stoney Point to look at the African Penguin in their natural habitat. Carry on to reach Hermanus at 10:45am. We now drive along the coast to spot the best places for Whale Watching from the rocks. You are left to take pictures and do close-up Whale Watching. At 12:30pm leave for "Hemel-en-Aarde" Valley and the estate of the internationally acclaimed vineyard of Bouchard Finlayson for a light lunch - cheese and salami platter.
2pm- 2:45pm Wine Tasting at Bouchard Finlayson, it is known for superb Pinot Noir and an array of award winning wines. 3pm - 3:45pm: After enjoying more than 5 different wines drive to Hamilton Russel Estate, again known for classically styles Pinoit Noir and Chardonnay- recent accolades include South Africa's first appearance in the top 100 wines of the year.
Depart for Cape Town 4pm , drive along the spectacular Houwhoek- and Sir Lowry's Mountain Passes along "Apple Country" to reach the city at 5:30pm- 6pm. Note the itinerary is very flexible with regards to the route taken and vineyards you visit, and your guide will brief you before departure.