A seasonal tour that combines whale watching, Hermanus and the wine estates of the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven & Earth). Whales are not guaranteed but every effort is made to find the best viewing spots.
Tour Days: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from July to November only.
Duration: Full Day +/- 08h30 to +/- 17h30
Marvel at the scenery on Clarens Drive - a scenic coastal road, en-route to the holiday town of Hermanus where you search the cliffs for whales. Return via the Hemel en Aarde Valley - not called Heaven & Earth for nothing, with excellent wine tasting at Bouchard Finlayson wine estate, before returning over Sir Lowry's Pass to Cape Town.
This tour operates during the Whale Season from July to November only. There is no guarantee that Whales will be sighted although our guides make every effort to find the best viewing point.
We set off along the scenic coastal Clarens Drive which offers spectacular views of False Bay.
We arrive at the quaint holiday town of Hermanus and search the cliffs of Walker Bay for whales. There may be an opportunity to join boat-based whale watching (for own account and subject to availability and weather).
The tour continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where we are treated to tasting some of their delicious wines. The estate is closed on Sundays, but a visit to the cheetah sanctuary will be included instead, if time permits.
Relax with a cup of tea (own account) at a farm stall where you can find natural preserves, jams with a difference, and delicious pastries.
We return over Sir Lowry’s Mountain Pass and enjoy the views of long white sandy beaches stretching along the False Bay coastline. On a clear day it is possible to see Cape Point.
Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable when going on the boat trip.
Weds, Fri and Sunday in Whale Season (July - November)
- Sea Point Hotels: 08h15
- Waterfront Hotels: 08h30
- City Hotels: 08h45
Pick-up points from Sea Point & City Centre Hotels or V&A Waterfront ONLY
Price: Valid until 31 October 2019