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Cape Town Winelands, Holidays & Packages: Stellenbosch + Franschhoek + Hermanus

Cape: Stellenbosch + Franschhoek + Hermanus (self drive)
SCC12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,495
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Cape Town Winelands Holidays Packages Stellenbosch Franschhoek Hermanus

Our scenic Cape Town winelands holidays & packages can be tailor made to your needs, whether you wish to hire a car or be transferred between centres. Start in beautiful Cape Town, where you can ascend Table Mountain, visit Robben Island & Cape Point. Then explore the winelands of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek, with some of the best food & wine in the world. End your holiday in Hermanus, with whale watching in season.

Cape Town Winelands Holidays Packages Stellenbosch Franschhoek Hermanus
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Cape Town & Winelands Holidays
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch, Vine Hopper
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Franschhoek Tram
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Stoney Point Penguin Colony
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Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
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Hermanus
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Whale Watching
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Winelands Holidays & Packages
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Cape Town & Winelands Holidays
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch, Vine Hopper
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Franschhoek Tram
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Stoney Point Penguin Colony
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Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
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Hermanus
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Whale Watching
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Winelands Holidays & Packages
Day 1
You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 2
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 3
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 4
This morning your hire car will be dropped off at your hotel.
 
We recommend you spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve peninsula. Start with an optional short boat trip from Hout Bay to view Cape Fur seals at Seal Island and continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to spectacular Cape Point where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
 
On the return journey we recommend driving through naval Simons Town and visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. You can also make a short stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 5
Drive 45-minutes to the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands.
 
Along the way we recommend stopping at the Cheetah Outreach project in Somerset West, a community-based programme seeking to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and campaign for its survival.
 
You can also stop at one or more wine estates along the famous Stellenbosch wine route. Check into your hotel in this famous wine producing area, relax under the giant oak trees and savour the fine food and wines of this region.
Days 6 To 7
At leisure to relax in beautiful Stellenbosch, surrounded by its mountains and vineyards.
 
Explore this old university town with its many street markets, craft shops and museums, including the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery, or visit Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens.
 
You can also self-drive the wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl with many opportunities for wine tasting at famous wine estates. Alternatively use the Vine Hopper hop-off bus to explore these winelands or book an optional small group tour.
 
In the evening there are several fine dining restaurants in the area (advance booking strongly recommended).
 
Note: Vine Hopper bus does not operate on Sundays.
Day 8
Today drive 30-minutes along one of the famous wine routes, as you travel from Stellenbosch to the small town of Franschhoek, where a handful of French Hugenot refugees started South Africa's now famous wine industry.
 
Check into your hotel and savour more of the fine food and wine of this region.
Days 9 To 10
Today is at leisure to relax in Franschhoek, the food & wine capital of South Africa, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards.
 
Self-drive along the wine routes of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl with many opportunities for wine tastings at famous wine estates.
 
Alternatively you can visit some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates using the hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram, travelling through rolling vineyards in a combination of open-side tram and open-air bus (book direct online). The 'Blue Line' route visits Mont Rochelle, La Couronne, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, La Bri, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence. The 'Red Line route visits Maison, Eikehof, Leopard's Leap, Dieu Donne, Chamonix, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.
 
In the evening dine at one of the superb restaurants in this culinary city (advance booking is strongly recommended).
Day 11
Today drive 1.5-hours from Franschhoek to the small seaside town of Hermanus.
 
Along the way we suggest a detour to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony in the small coastal town of Bettys Bay. You may also want to visit Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, renowned for its fynbos flowers. The walk through the gorge and down to the waterfall is particularly rewarding (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Continue to Hermanus and check into your hotel. From July to November, southern right and humpback whales come here to breed and this is considered the best location for land-based Whale Watching in the world. Once severely endangered, these magnificent creatures of the deep are now breeding successfully in the area due to a major international conservation effort.
Day 12
At leisure to relax in the small seaside town of Hermanus, with its open-air craft market in season and coastal path with wonderful indigenous fynbos and bird life. The small Fernkloof Nature Reserve, situated on the slopes of a mountain outside the village, is a fynbos wildflower sanctuary cared for by local volunteers.
 
During the whale season enjoy Whale Watching from the cliffs, which usually offer excellent viewing. For closer views, you can take an optional whale watching boat trip (advance booking recommended in season).  There is a small beach at the foot of the cliffs, with steep access.
 
You can visit the Panthera Big Cat Sanctuary or venture further afield to Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa and the true meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans (pay all entrance fees locally). You can also drive 2-hours to De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Day 13
Drive 2-hours to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.