South Africa Whales and Wine Self Drive Tour | Cape Town, Hermanus, Overberg, Cape Winelands

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SOUTH AFRICA WHALES & WINE SELF DRIVE TOUR

Self drive tour of South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA WHALES & WINE
9 days & 8 nights discovering the beauty of the cape

Cape Town - Hermanus - Overberg - Cape Winelands
Grootbos Private Game Reserve

This tour is for the lifestyle connoisseur. Taken at a leisurely pace the routing allows clients to see many of the ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas of the Cape at a relaxed pace. Accommodation is upmarket and luxurious.

Day 1 and 2
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a Safari Co. representative, handed your world-class documentation and assisted to the Europcar rental counter to collect your vehicle. Drive to the ultra luxurious and centrally situated Cape Grace for a two night stay. In the afternoon you may embark on a discovery tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the many scenic attractions, speciality shops and cosmopolitan cuisine at your own pace or follow our suggested itinerary enclosed in your documents. A wide variety of Welcome Tourism Services’ day tours are also available.

Approximate travel time: 30 Minutes
Accommodation: Cape Grace – bed and breakfast basis

Day 3 and 4
Depart Cape Town and drive eastwards along the Indian Ocean to the quaint town of Hermanus. Experience the delightful local culture, small restaurants and perhaps hear the sounds of the 'Whale Crier' signalling the arrival of a Southern Right Whale in the bay. Continue for a short distance to Gansbaai, to the exclusive Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, for a two night stay. The reserve is a haven for nature enthusiasts and is perfectly located for whale watching (best between July and November). The reserve also offers a host of optional excursions that range from nature drives and walks to boat-based whale and shark watching and horse riding.

Approximate travel time: 5 Hours from Cape Town to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Accommodation: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – breakfast, lunch, dinner and activities - full board. (Month of June – alternative accommodation will be used)

Day 5
Travel a short distance inland towards Oukraal before turning east again towards the Indian Ocean. Travel via the town of Bredasdorp to Malgas, where you cross the Breede River on the last hand-operated pontoon in South Africa. You arrive in Port Beaufort in the late afternoon.

Approximate travel time: 6 Hours
Accommodation: Breede River Lodge – bed and breakfast basis

Day 6
Today you have the full day at leisure. Why not travel to Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa. This picturesque town is located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains and in the heart of the historical Overberg region. Whilst in Swellendam visit the Drostdy Museum the Breede River Wine Route or the Bontebok National Park.

Accommodation: Breede River Lodge – bed and breakfast basis

Day 7 and 8
Leave the ocean behind and travel in an easterly direction to the town of Somerset West, located at the foothills of the majestic Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains. Continue on to Stellenbosch and Paarl and spend two nights at the Grande Roche Hotel. Situated amidst magnificent trees, manicured lawns and abundant flowerbeds, this hotel offers a perfect base from which to explore the many estate vineyards of the Cape Winelands.

Approximate travel time: 8 Hours from Breede River Lodge to Grand Roche Hotel
Accommodation: Grande Roche Hotel – bed and breakfast basis.

Day 9
Enjoy the last day of your journey in the Cape Winelands before returning your rental vehicle in Cape Town or at the International Airport.

Approximate travel time: 1 Hour from Grande Roche Hotel to Cape Town or the International Airport

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COST:
Contact us for a detailed quote for this self drive tour package

INCLUDED:

Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, car rental inclusive of supercover and unlimited mileage, Meet and Greet on arrival, Deluxe Travel Pack as described in the documentation section of this website, VIP card, tourism levy on accommodation and unlimited access to The Safari Co.'s service back-up.

EXCLUDED:
Fuel deposits and airport surcharges, additional driver/younger driver surcharges, fuel, oil, meals not specified in the itinerary, entrance fees, drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature. Recommended or mentioned excursions are not included unless specified.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
MIN/MAX PAX: Two – single supplement on request

DEPARTURE: Daily

VEHICLE: Europcar Group D, 1600cc vehicle with power steering, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, radio and tape.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Light casual clothing is sufficient during the day with smart casual dress recommended for evenings and dinner. From May to September warm clothing will be required.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations are required but an anti-malaria precaution is recommended.


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