Handpick only the best of what the magnificent Western Cape has on offer. Variety truly is the spice of life.
|WHY WE HAND-PICKED THIS EXPERIENCE:
Visit the world-famous Table Mountain, see the Marine Big 5 up close and explore the beautiful cliffs of Walker Bay combined with endless stretches of beach, the tranquil beauty of the Garden Route and the romance and charm of Franschhoek.
- 11 Nights/12 Days – Luxury Self-Drive (Car hire Included)
- Cape Town, Hermanus, Garden Route a the Cape Winelands
- Cape Town will captivate your heart with its scenic beauty and pristine beaches.
- Visit the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, vibrant nightlife and diverse Cape fauna & flora.
- Explore one of the most beautiful coastlines on our planet, the Cape Whale Coast with its phenomenal whale watching in season, Marine Big 5 and the beautiful cliffs of Walker Bay.
- Enjoy romantic sunsets, gourmet cuisine and relaxing spa treatments.
- The seaside resort town of Wilderness set along the famous Garden Route is known for its endless stretches of beach and tranquil beauty overlooking the Indian Ocean, a popular water sports, hiking and birding destination.
- Discover the romance and charm of Franschhoek and the Cape Winelands with its magical beauty.
|BEST TIME TO GO||This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round. The Whale Season is from June until November, with peak whale viewing in September & October.|
Romance, Luxury, Wine & Whales
Day 1 - 4: Cape Town – Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
On your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative and assisted to collect your rental car and drive to Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House in Cape Town where you will stay for 3 nights in a deluxe room situated on the first floor with balconies either overlooking the city, Table Mountain, Lions Head or Signal Hill.
Overnight: Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House 3 nights Bed & Breakfast
Four Rosmead is a Cape contemporary classic with all the characteristics of a boutique style hotel; its location, style, authenticity and personal service all contribute to re-defining the Cape Town travel experience. Interiors are chic with a subtle, yet distinctive African spirit enhanced by original South African artwork. Accommodation consists of eight bespoke en-suite bedrooms which offer extra length king/twin beds, air-con, LCD Samsung HD satellite TV, DVD player, iPOD docking station and Wi-fi internet connectivity. Some rooms have a fireplace, private garden, balcony or courtyard. Landscaped gardens, a pamper spa offering a variety of massage treatments and a patio overlooking a pool deck all contribute to an urban sanctuary which allow guests to relax and unwind.
Day 2-4: Cape Town - Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
Cape Town offers a wide variety of activities, including a visit up Table Mountain, exploring the beautiful gardens of Kirstenbosch, a historical visit to Robben Island, swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach, a visit to Cape Point or exploring this beautiful city with a private guide. Let us know which activities are your favourite and we will include them.
Visit Table Mountain
Explore Cape Town
Day 4: Hermanus – Abalone Guest Lodge
After breakfast, you will check out and drive along the N2 towards Hermanus, past the scenic towns of Grabouw and Elgin. On arrival in Hermanus you will check in at Abalone Guest Lodge where you will stay for 2 nights.
Overnight: Abalone Guest Lodge – 2 nights Bed & Breakfast
Abalone Guest Lodge is situated at Sievers Point, regarded as one of the best land based whale watching spots in the area. It is halfway between the centre of Hermanus and the blue-flag acclaimed Grotto beach overlooking the world renowned cliff path. You will enjoy 2 nights in a luxurious sea view room promising sweeping ocean views. Bathrooms offer ample space with freestanding Baths and separate showers complimented with luxury amenities. Free Wireless is available throughout the guest house. The Wellness Centre offers lavish treatments including the popular Swedish massage. Spend your afternoon at leisure by the pool or enjoy a walk along the scenic cliff path right on your doorstep complimented by phenomenal whale watching.
We recommend SeaFood at The Marine for dinner overlooking the cliffs of Walker Bay. True to its name, the ‘SeaFood’ restaurant menu offers guests a seafood menu showcasing the ethically sourced local ingredients that the Overberg region has to offer.
Day 5: Hermanus - Abalone Guest Lodge
Hermanus offers an enormous variety of activities including whale watching, shark diving, sea kayaking, wine tasting tours, quad bike rides, ziplining, art walks or exploring the town with a private guide and vehicle. Southern Right Charters is situated in the New Harbour in Hermanus.
Whale watching in Hermanus
Explore the winelands, indulge in gourmet cuisine & world class wines at La Vierge
Day 6: Garden Route - Wilderness: Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
After breakfast and check out you will depart Hermanus and drive along the N2 towards the Garden Route and Wilderness. The journey will take approximately 3h50 minutes. On arrival in Wilderness, you will check in at the Views Boutique Hotel & Spa where you will stay for 3 nights in a Luxury Sea View Suite.
Overnight: Views Boutique Hotel & Spa – 3 nights Bed & Breakfast
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa offers an idyllic location for a luxury honeymoon in South Africa. Perfectly situated along the famous Garden Route, on a beach front dune on Wilderness Beach with sweeping beach and ocean views. The hotel consists of 21 suites offering 5 star qualities ranging from both sea and mountain facing Deluxe to romantic Honeymoon suite as well as a beautiful Penthouse Suite. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms have under-floor heating, heated towel rails, a private WC, a separate bath and shower and indulgent amenities. Enjoy fine cuisine in our Restaurant, or relax around our roof top pool & cocktail deck with uninterrupted ocean views. The award winning Views Spa & Gym offers 4 treatment rooms, a Tylarium Herbal Sauna, Vitality Pool and Moroccan-style Rasul Chamber and a wide range of cardiovascular equipment.
Dinner with spectacular views
Day 7: Garden Route – Wilderness: Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
After breakfast you can relax and unwind and enjoy one of the many facilities at the hotel.
Relax at the Swimming pool
Day 8: Wilderness Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
After breakfast you can spend the day at leisure and enjoy one of the many activities in the area including nature drives, golf, paragliding and more which can be booked at hotel reception. Or just relax and enjoy a spa treatment and lunch at the hotel.
Spa Hydro & Vitality Pool
Day 9: Franschhoek – L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
After breakfast, you will check out and drive to the Cape Winelands along the N2 towards Franshhoek. The journey will take approximately 5 hours. Once you arrive in Franschhoek, you will check in at L’Ermitage where you will stay for 3 nights in a luxury suite either with views of the lake or the mountains.
Overnight: L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas – 3 nights Bed & Breakfast
L’Ermitage boasts luxurious facilities in a magnificent location in Franschhoek. The French-inspired chateaus and villas are situated amongst Fynbos-layered mountains and wine farms, one of which is situated on the property itself producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the area. L’Ermitage is well-known for its romance and charm and has seen its fair share of romantic proposals and is a popular wedding venue. With modern amenities, breathtaking views and sophisticated décor, the 4-star L’Ermitage hotel is the epitome of tasteful decadence. French-inspired cobbled streets, fountains and exquisitely maintained gardens form the backdrop of one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape. The hotel offers 34 luxury suites and villas and facilities include air-conditioning, a digital safe, satellite television, Internet access, a flat screen TV, DVD Player, a mini Bar / Bar Fridge, Tea/Coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a balcony/terrace as well as non- smoking rooms.
Day 10: Franschhoek – L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
Franschhoek is a culinary delight and has earned a reputation as one of South Africa’s best culinary hotspots. The area is rich in breathtaking scenery and is home to 8 of the country’s Top 100 Restaurants. Also known as the ‘French Corner’, boutique wineries and large-scale vineyards offer an assortment of labels. The area is also known for offering delectable local & French cheeses. Visitors can explore the streets lined with art galleries and quaint family stores.
The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.
Day 11: Franschhoek – L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
After breakfast you will take a drive to the beautiful tree-lined town of Stellenbosch and get a chance to explore the second oldest town in South Africa; the picturesque town of Stellenbosch with its oak-shaded streets, lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture offers a peek into South Africa’s Dutch colonial history, as well as the Village Museum’s period houses and gardens.
Enjoy lunch at the Basic Bistro in Church Street in the heart of Stellenbosch. This little Bistro is everything but “basic”; cosy and intimate with an interesting variety of delectable dishes and an opportunity to experience Stellenbosch with the locals.
Day 12: Depart
After a hearty breakfast, you will check out and make your way back to Cape Town International Airport.
End of trip!