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- This amazing trip combines a beautiful city break in Cape Town with a trip to Table Mountain, a tasty food tour in Stellenbosch and the stunning natural scenery of Hermanus
- Inclusive car hire gives you the freedom of an exhilarating road trip - explore at your own pace
- Stay in a selection of boutique properties throughout with an emphasis on service and relaxation to ensure you get a personalised experience during your trip
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Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
What's Included? —
• VIP Meet & Greet at Cape Town International Airport
• Private transfer to Vineyard Hotel
• 4 nights accommodation at the Vineyard Hotel including breakfast
• 9 days car rental on a premium package basis (see car hire section for inclusions)
• Return cable car tickets for Table Mountain
• 3 nights accommodation at the Oude Werf Hotel Stellenbosch including breakfast
• Half day Classic Cape Cuisine Walk in Stellenbosch
• 3 nights accommodation at the Marine Hermanus including breakfast
Your Destinations —
Cape Town is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Situated at the base of Table Mountain, it is the capital city of the Western Cape. Whether you are looking for history, natural beauty or a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the 'Mother City' has it all. There is such a diversity of attractions and activities you will not be disappointed with your city experience. Offering fantastic views of the city, Table Mountain dominates the skyline. For natural surroundings there are gardens, beaches and vineyards all close by. Cape Town is steeped in history and many of the museums and monuments have much to tell. For a cosmopolitan and lively experience, visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and craft markets.
Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 and is the second-oldest wine producing region in South Africa. No more than half an hour’s drive from the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town, here there is a relaxed, small-town atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle, no doubt helped by the stunning natural scenery. The views over vineyards, mountains and orchards, offer excellent photographic opportunities and provide a calming respite from the exciting pace of Cape Town.
The mild weather and unique territory is ideal for wine-growing and the region has amassed many international awards over the years. Daily wine-tasting and cellar tours are available at most of the numerous vineyards. Many also have restaurant and picnic facilities to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Classic Cape Cuisine Walk, Stellenbosch
Get a glimpse of pioneer life when you visit the oldest restored townhouse in South Africa, dating back to 1709. Follow the water furrows in search of the 'angel factory'. Reveal the story behind the Cape Dutch 'alphabet houses'. Travel back in time when you browse the oldest shop in town - the legendary Oom Samie se Winkel.
You will enjoy various tasting stops en route. First you will do a tasting of indigenous teas servd with old-style rusks. You may get some traditional snacks (biltong and droewors) from a family run butchery.
Then you will go for a wine tasting with traditional snacks at a trendy wine bar. The heritage lunch platter is served at the oldest hotel in the country and typically consists pf Bobotie, chicken pie, frikkadel with vegetables and typical condiments, all washed down with a glass of delicious local wine. Dip into a brown paper bag with nostalgic sweets as you make your way down the old main road.
Finally, you will take a seat on the banks of the Eerste River to finish the tour on a sweet note, enjoying a variety of classic Cape desserts with fortified wine, coffee and tea.
• 4 hour guided tour of Stellenbosch
• Services of an experienced English speaking tour guide
• Delicious food and drink tastings along the way
• 10am-2pm / 3km walk
Hermanus lies along the shores of Walker Bay near the Southern most tip of Africa. The magnificent mountains of the Overberg loom over the town – home of the Southern Right Whale.
The whales can be found between the months of May and November. Whale enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world visit Hermanus to enjoy these magnificent creatures playing and frolicking. Hermanus is the best land based whale watching destination in the world, and is thus is known as the heart of the whale route.
The popular cliff path stretches from one side of the town to the other, about 12 km of fresh unpolluted air. An excellent walk and place for whale watchers to study and enjoy these amazing gigantic mammals and get within closer range than you can dream of. Telescopes situated alongside the Old Harbour Museum makes it possible to survey the entire Walker Bay and the whales and dolphins at close range. Those still wanting to discover the area's thrilling marine life outside of whale season can go Great White Shark cage diving all year round from the nearby town of Gansbaai.
You can also visit the wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, a beautiful road that runs through the valley from Hermanus. The best local estates are Bouchard Finlayson and Hamilton Russell. Make the most of your car hire with a day visit to the town of Arniston, a quaint fishing town that is also close to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa and the official dividing point between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1 - VIP Meet & Greet: Cape Town International Airport
Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Private transfer to the Vineyard Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Pick up your hired car from the hotel (delivery charge is R352.00 during office hours and R688.00 out of office hours). Enjoy a Table Mountain cable car trip on any day.
Day 3 - Cape Town
Day at leisure or Table Mountain trip.
Day 4 - Cape Town
Day at leisure or Table Mountain trip.
Day 5 - Stellenbosch
Drive to the Oude Werf Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6 - Classic Cape Cuisine Walk
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town centre of Stellenbosch with entertaining stories about its history and culture. Can be enjoyed Monday to Saturday.
Day 7 - Stellenbosch
Day at leisure or Classic Cape Cuisine Walk.
Day 8 - Hermanus
Drive to the the Marine Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 - Hermanus
Day at leisure.
Day 10 - Hermanus
Day at leisure.
Day 11 - Cape Town International Airport
Drop off your hired car at Cape Town International Airport and board your flight home.
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on a guaranteed upgrade to a Mountain Facing Deluxe Room on a bed and breakfast stay.
With over 200 years of history within its walls, this deluxe 207 roomed hotel is situated in seven acres of attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River. Located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel is within easy walking distance of the up-market Cavendish Shopping Centre and is just 10 minutes away from the City Centre and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
It boasts two outstanding restaurants, "the Square", a great favourite for breakfast and dinner, as well as a popular sushi bar and Myoga Restaurant run by well known executive chef - Mike Bassett, renowned for his contemporary fusion style of cooking.
The hotel offers its guests two swimming pools - one outdoor, surrounded by loungers and one heated indoor pool. The addition of a Health & Fitness Centre and an international Angsana Spa operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree Group contributes to its position as 'The Perfect Setting'.
This offer is based on a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe Room on a bed and breakfast stay.
Established in 1802, Oude Werf is South Africa's oldest and most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and fine dining for centuries. Guests enjoy the wonders of the Cape Winelands from the repose of luxurious accommodation, situated in the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch, only 50km from Cape Town, 25km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Located on vibrant Church Street, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your exploration of Stellenbosch.
Sit back and sip sundowners in the tranquility of a lovely verdant garden, or bask in the sun besides the pool.
This offer is based on a Luxury Double Room on a bed and breakfast stay.
The Marine is one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seaside Relais & Châteaux properties. Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay, The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites.
This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape.
The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of this remarkable owner managed property - from the personal service to the exceptional cuisine which is overseen by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, the perfect-for-sundowners Sun Lounge and the in-house Carchele Beauty Spa.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers & Car Hire: A private transfer is included from the airport to your first hotel. Car hire is included for the rest of your trip (see next page for more details).