Whales, Wine, and Cape Town Vacation Itinerary
This page contains a sample itinerary for the “Whales, Wine and Cape Town” holiday package as well as more highlights and recommended activities in each location. A full personalized itinerary will be provided containing all this information and more (including driving directions) upon booking a South Africa vacation package. Accommodation may vary according to availability and budget.
Day 1: Cape Town International Airport
Rental Car Pickup: Avis
Included: Rental vehicle, GPS
Pick up your rental vehicle from Avis Car Hire at Cape Town International Airport. When booking, you will be given an option to book an automatic transmission vehicle.
Important to note:
- You will need an international drivers licence
- We drive on the left hand side of the road in South Africa (see more here)
Day 1 – 5: Cape Town
Accommodation: Hippo Boutique Hotel
Cape Town, also known in South Africa as the “Mother City” is the first spot on the South Africa vacation package. Consistently rated as one of the top cities to visit in the world, Cape Town has everything to offer, from Table Mountain, trendy cafes and bars, historical museums, to world class shopping at the V & A Waterfront.
Your accommodation is centrally located, but at the same time quiet enough to relax. It is only a block away from Kloof street with its boutique cafes. Equally important, it is also well located to Table Mountain, the Waterfront as well as the two main highways, making exploring Cape Town that much more convenient!
Day 5 – 8: Franschhoek (Winelands)
Accommodation: Lavender Guest Farm
Franschhoek is approximately an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Here you will find yourself at the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands. Sample some of South Africa’s best wines, cheeses, and breads. Enjoy the small town’s colonial Cape Dutch architecture which has been so well preserved. The town is also renowned for its excellent restaurants.
Your accommodation is located only 1.3kms from the town center on a 3 hectare Lavender farm. It offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges and breath-taking countryside. Enjoy relaxing at the pool or in your luxurious room after a day of wine tasting and shopping at local boutiques.
Day 8 – 10: Hermanus
Accommodation: On the Cliff Guest House
Hermanus is approximately an hour’s drive from Franschhoek. It is situated on the coast near the southern most tip of Africa. Hermanus is known as the whale watching capital of South Africa. Within driving distance is Gansbaai, where you can get up close to Great White sharks while cage diving! With it’s mountain backdrop and beautiful beaches, you can also simply relax and enjoy nature here.
Your accommodation is within walking distance from the beach and town center. Enjoy the amazing sea view from the accommodation. During whale watching season, you can view whales from your room itself! There are swimming beaches nearby with life guards. Numerous activities can be booked with the assistance of the guest house staff.
Day 10: Cape Town International Airport
Rental Car Drop Off: Avis
Return your rental car at the Cape Town International Airport. Reminisce on the amazing vacation you have had!
Important to note:
- Drop the car off at least 2 hours before your flight
- Return the car with a full tank of fuel (there is a petrol station near the airport)
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