Wine and whales

Spring is the Cape’s prettiest season, with whales breaching in the bays and bright green growth in wine country.

Add the spring flowers and the Whale Coast and Hermanus offer all of these. To that end, we are offering a 3-night tour to Hermanus that focuses on wine, whales and spring flowers. Throw in a visit to a wild penguin colony and an optional kayak trip and you have 3 days packed with excitement.

Every winter, southern right whales make their way from the southern ocean to the southern coasts of Africa. Here they mate, calve and rest before making their way south again for the summer. Hermanus, which is only 90 minutes from Cape Town, offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world.

Central to this holiday town are the steep cliffs that rise out of shallow water. It is common to sit for hours on end, watching countless whales in the bay. Furthermore, it is one of the Cape’s best locations to kayak in the company of whales.

In addition to the whales, the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley is one of South Africa’s premier wine growing regions. Known for producing superior burgundy varieties, the valley boasts an exciting collection of premium wineries. We spend a day exploring the valley and appreciating its best wines, along with the exceptional local cheeses and olive oils. 

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3 nights / 4 days
ZAR 15 245 per person sharing
max 12 people
26 Aug
Space available
04 Sep
Space available


Whales, whales, whales
watch from the cliffs, watch from the boat
visit a wild colony and a rehabilitation sanctuary
Bacchus would be pleased
enjoy some of our best coastal wines
Spring flowers
everything from fynbos, to annuals and geophytes


Please contact us for a detailed itinerary!

    ZAR  15 245 per person sharing a room

    ZAR  1 580 single room supplement


    Please note: 

    We require a minimum of 6 participants to operate this tour at the listed price

    We will operate this tour with fewer participants, but a private trip rate will apply

    We reserve the right to increase the tour price in the event of a sudden increase in permit or park fees


    Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis

    3 lunches

    3 dinners

    Entrance fees to parks and reserves

    Boat-based whale watching trip

    Wine tasting

    Knowledgeable, experienced, English-speaking guide

    Friendly, English-speaking driver

    Transport in a 13-seater minivan or 17-seater small coach



    Additional touring not in the itinerary

    Kayaking can be booked for an additional fee

    Personal items

    Gratuities for driver and guides


    We make use of 4-star guesthouses and small hotels close to the reserves and regions we will be exploring.

    All rooms are en suite and breakfast is included



    The weather in Aug/Sept will still be cold and can be fairly wet.

    We recommend you bring good rain gear and robust walking shoes for excursions in the reserves.

    Warm clothing is also recommended. Please remember, most homes and guesthouses are not centrally-heated and rooms can be cold at night.



    We have included a boat-based whale watching excursion. However, this can be swapped for a shark diving excursion if that is preferred.

    An additional shark diving excursion can be arranged during the free afternoon on Day 2. An additional fee applies.


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