Whale Watching & Hermanus Wine Tour (Seasonal) (ES)
Private Tour – “From Price” based on a p/p for 4 guests, the more guests the cheaper it is p/p.
Spend a memorable morning on the picture-perfect coastal road en route to the quaint seaside town of Hermanus, looking out for the majestic creatures of the deep, the Southern Right Whale, along the way. Explore the many fantastic art galleries and little shops and bookstores in town before tasting cool climate wines in the highly acclaimed Hemel en Aarde valley.
Pickup 8:30am ~ 5:30pm drop-off. (between June and November)
Whale Watching & Hermanus Wine Tour Highlights
- Drive down the famous coastal Whale Route through Gordon?s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay (the best land-based whale watching in the world)
- Stop off to see if you can spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat (seasonal ? most commonly found from June to November)
- Stroll through the quaint seaside town of Hermanus and lunch (on own account)
- Taste wine at two boutique wineries that specialise in cool-climate chardonnays and pinot noir
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Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Whale Watching & Hermanus Wine Tour Overview
Start the day with a beautiful drive along the picturesque Cape coastline, passing through Gordon?s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty?s Bay en route to the quaint coastal town of Hermanus. This famous drive is aptly named the “Cape Whale Route” because it is known to have some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. The majestic Southern Right whale can be spotted year-round but they are seen in abundance between June and November when they come to breed and calve in Walker Bay.
You’ll head into the historical town of Hermanus, which was once one of the most prominent whaling stations in South Africa. As one of the top destinations for whale-watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves and launch out of the water to “breach”. It is here that you can enjoy lunch at your own discretion.
Once you’ve enjoyed some of the great food (and coffee) on offer in town, it’s off to a wine tasting at Hamilton Russell in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir-driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as some of the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World.
The next stop will be Southern Right, founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994. Southern Right’s aim is to produce a serious, age-worthy Pinotage, and with each bottle sold, they make a contribution to the conservation of these majestic mammals that are now on the endangered species list.
Your last stop will be at Whalehaven boutique winery. Named after the protective bay that shelters breeding Southern Right whales in the cool Cape winter months, Whalehaven creates a delightful array of hand-crafted wines that tantalize the palate and has gained a strong reputation for its French-styled Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
This full-day, private tour is one of the best ways of experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Cape coastline and ticking off one of the classic bucket list items when visiting Cape Town.
Please note that this activity is strictly weather permitting.
Minimum Numbers: 2 Guests : Maximum Numbers 10 Guests
Listed price p/p based on a party of 4 Guests (The more guests, the cheaper per person)
Whale Watching & Hermanus Wine Tour Included:
- Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
- Private guide-driver
- Drive down Whale Route
- Hermanus town orientation
- 2-3 wine tastings (dependent on time)
Whale Watching & Hermanus Wine Tour Excluded:
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Whale Route & Hermanus
Drive along the famous coastal Whale Route to spot the whales and stroll around the quaint seaside town of Hermanus
Have lunch whilst overlooking the seaside (lunch on own account)
Wine tasting at a local estate famous for their cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Boutique Wine Tasting
Enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique winery
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