Code: CT07B

Whale Watching Tour - 3 Days

Explore South Africa's coastal Overberg, which lures a wealth of whales to its bays from winter to springtime.

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The price provided is a per person guideline based on two people sharing a room.

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Code:
CT07B
Guiding:

Day 1-3: Private African Sky Guide and Vehicle.

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Starting Date:
Any Date
Starting Point:
Cape Town
Ending Point:
Cape Town
Customizable:
Yes
Type:
Private Tour
Accommodation LEVEL:
4 Star or 5 Star
Countries Visited:
Destinations Visited:
  • Overberg
Day 1: Arrival / Whale Coast

Guests are met at any location of their choice in Cape Town from where the tour makes its way to Hermanus, traveling through the towns of Rooi Els and Betty's Bay and following one of the most scenic coastal routes in South Africa. Several stops are made at various vantage points to enjoy the spectacular scenery. From June to November, the waters around Hermanus are frequented by the southern right whale. Stops will be made to observe these magnificent mammals as they frolic near the shore. The overnight destination in Hermanus is reached during the afternoon. The town is situated on the shores of Walker Bay with sweeping views over the Indian Ocean. Behind the town, rugged mountain scenery adds to the natural splendor of this area.

Luxury:
Marine Hermanus
Meals:
Dinner
Day 2: Whale Coast

A morning visit is made to the Hamilton and Russell Vineyard, located a stone's throw from Hermanus in the Heaven and Earth Valley. It is one of the most southerly vineyards in South Africa and also has the distinction of being one of the closest vineyards to the ocean. This fine wine estate is world-renowned for the excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines it produces. Guests attend a discussion highlighting the process by which wine is produced in this region. You will also have the opportunity to sip some of the fine wines produced at Hamilton and Russell. The afternoon is spent in Walker Bay visiting various vantage points from where whales can potentially be spotted. A whale watching cruise is also included during the late afternoon, providing you with the opportunity to observe the southern right whales up close.

Luxury:
Marine Hermanus
Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Departure

After breakfast, we devote some time to visiting the Hermanus Whale Museum, where a wealth of information about these magnificent mammals is provided in the form of an audio-visual presentation. It tells the story of their incredible lives and the great journeys they undertake, traveling thousands of miles in the world's oceans. The tour then makes its way back to Cape Town via the apple producing regions surrounding Grabouw and Elgin. The imposing Sir Lowry's is traversed as we cross the Hottentots-Holland Mountains passing the town of Somerset West before reaching Cape Town.

Overnight:
None
Meals:
Breakfast

Included

Accommodation:
  • Standard Option: 2 Nights Auberge Burgundy
  • Luxury Option: 2 Nights Marine Hermanus
Guide:
  • Private African Sky Guide: From Day 1-3
Vehicle:
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle: from Day 1-3
Meals:
  • All meals specified in the itinerary
Flights:
  • None
Transfers:
  • None
Activities:
  • Hamilton & Russell Wine Estate visit (includes wine tasting)
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Hermanus Whale Museum
Additional:
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • All park fees where applicable

Excluded

Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Activities not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary

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