Wine & Whales ExperienceBL3T21001-6-12-18-1
Pick up your car from the central rental office (it may be delivered for you) in Cape Town and commence the drive out to the wine growing region. Visit the cute village of Franschhoek and on to Stellenbosch, the 2nd oldest town in South Africa. Its white, Dutch inspired architecture is so well known, you will feel right at home. Time to visit one of the 148 wine estates and dozens of bistro’s, cafes and restaurants. Overnight Stellenbosch area.
Free to relax, revisit some of those great wine estates and to enjoy the region. If you are a golfer, then there are many challenging courses in the area and we would be happy to recommend a few so you can book a round.
Onward drive today to the coastal town of Hermanus – famous for its bay where whales during the migration season, arrive and spend time before moving on. Sometimes up to 20 or more South Right Whales relax in these cool waters.
Hermanus is famous for its seafood restaurants, so enjoy the evening with a delicious dinner at a local establishment.
Free to relax. We have included a 90 minute whale watching tour today. You choose the time depending on how you feel and what the weather is like. Get up close to these truly beautiful creatures.
Depart Hermanus after breakfast and head back, at a leisurely pace, to Cape Town Airport. Drop off the car and fly to Johannesburg. On arrival, coach transfer to your hotel of choice.
- 5 days rental of a Toyota Corolla or similar, pick up downtown Cape Town and drop off Cape Town Airport.
- 2 nights Stellenbosch in hotel of choice
- 2 nights Hermanus in hotel of choice
- Full breakfast each day at the hotels
- 90 minute whale watching cruise at Hermanus
- Economy seated domestic flight Cape Town to Johannesburg**.
- Touring guide.
**NOTE: This tour can start in either Cape Town or Johannesburg. If from Johannesburg, it departs 26 July and the stay in Cape Town is changed to arriving 30 July and departing 3 August.
Due to the nature and size of this tour programme we are offering packages based on staying in 3.5 or 4 star hotels. All of these are well known to the Directors and have been inspected. They are modern, well maintained and located in recognised areas of each city. The properties have 24 hour reception, a bar and restaurant. Each bedroom will offer either a twin or double bed with an ensuite bathroom with shower, WC and hand basin. Most hotels will belong to an internationally recognised hotel management group, such as Protea, Marriott, Radisson, Sun International, AHA, etc. Full details will be advised after booking. Allocations will be on a first come, best choice basis.
In Johannesburg it is quite common to take a taxi from the hotel to a local entertainment complex. Few people walk the streets, especially at night. Please always speak with the hotel staff regarding local security situations.
If you are interested in 4.5/5 star hotel accommodation and game lodges, please discuss this with our bespoke travel experts. Separate terms and conditions may apply.
CITY LODGE V & A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN – 4 star
RADISSON BLU, PORT ELIZABETH – 4.5 star
We reserve the right to substitute hotels at any time due to operational considerations.
HOW TO BOOK
Its simple. All our prices are per person in the room type, hotel etc, of your choice from the drop down menus.
Select the hotel/room type/ticket category and ADD TO CART
Now you increase the number of guests per room (so if booking a double you need to increase the QUANTITY to 2, a twin the same, but a single is just 1 person). Automatically the value of the cart increases.
If booking more than one room, simply click CONTINUE SHOPPING in the CART, return to your chosen trip and repeat the process. Do this for each room type. This also allows you to buy different styles of room depending on your needs.
Time to pay. You can choose 2 schemes.
A - If buying outside the 12 weeks cut off you click the INSTALLMENTS button in the middle. This takes you to the secure payment pages of Partial.ly.
B - If paying in full (ie: after 23rd April 2021) click the FULL PAYMENT button. This takes you to the PayPal secure server.
We accept all credit and debit cards.
Our payment process is simple and flexible. You have payment options to suit all budgets.
INSTALLMENTS - all tours will be 30% deposit, 20% on/by 19 June 2020, 25% on/by 23 January 2021 and 25% on/by 23 April 2021. You will receive an invoice for each installment.
INTERIM PAYMENTS - of course you can also pay in stages. Each invoice raised (as above) will allow you to pay off a minimum of £200 a time off the total bill.
BANK TRANSFER - if you wish to pay by bank deposit, let us know and we will provide account details.
None of these payment scheme attract additional fees.