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Captivating Cape And Wonderful Winelands (10 days)


 
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Visit the Enchanted Winelands, on Cape Scenic Tours

If I have to describe Cape Town in one word, “stunning” it would be. Cape Town is gorged with incredible beauty from end to end. Wheresoever you set eyes, the amazing vistas of the Mother city, will not fail to fill your spirit with sheer brilliance. As a result, Cape scenic tours have always been a hot favorite for explorer from across the world.

From enjoying at the beautiful beaches, to taking a magnificent Table Mountain tour, to exploring the famous Bloukrans Bungee at the Bloukrans Bridge, to going on exotic Wineland day tours, there’s a whole bunch of breathtakingly beautiful spectacles to relish on this Wineland Cape Town Tour package.

A journey through the beautiful South African Garden Route, exploring the Cape Winelands, will surely take your spirit soaring high. The experience of savoring some of the finest wine produced in the country, in an amazingly beautiful settings, will intoxicate your soul like none other. You can also experience the glorious beauty of the Cape Town Winelands, on a one of its kind, Cape Town helicopter tour. A helicopter tour of Cape Town, will not only give you the most amazing views of the Cape Winelands, but also gives the best insight into the natural and cultural beauty of the Mother City.

This scenic Cape and Winelands Meander tour takes you cruising through the beautiful Cape Town and the Garden route, exploring the Knysa lagoon, enjoying whale watching at Hermanus and fine wine tasting in the lovely orchards of Franschhoek.

All About Captivating Cape And Wonderful Winelands (10 days)

Explore the beauty of Cape Town and the Garden Route, incorporating Cape Town highlights, cruising the Knysna lagoon, whale watching in Hermanus, wine tasting in Franschhoek and much, much more….


 

Important Notes:
Minimum of 2 passenger Excludes Certain Block Out dates

Tour Summary:
Day 1 :	Arrive in Cape Town  and travel to Franschhoek
Day 2 :	Franschhoek  - wine tasting 
Day 3 :	Franschhoek to Hermanus 
Day 4 :	Hermanus to Knysna  - shark cage diving
Day 5 :	Knysna - oudtshoorn day tour with cango caves, wildlife ranch and ostrich farm
Day 6 :	Knysna to Cape Town
Day 7 : Cape Town - table mountain and side car tour
Day 8 :	Cape Town - cape peninsula tour
Day 9 :	Cape Town - free day 
Day 10 : Departure
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 Nights in Franschhoek
  • 1 Night in Hermanus
  • 3 Nights in Knysna
  • 3 Nights in Cape Town
  • Breakfast daily from Day 2 – Day 9
  • Entrances as specified in the itinerary
  • 24-hour manned emergency assistance
  • Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Knsyna - oudtshoorn tour with cango caves, wildlife ranch and ostrich farm
  • Hermanus - Shark cage diving
  • Car Hire: Group C: Toyota Carolla or similar
Excluded in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All flights, International & Domestic, reservations, taxes, fees etc.
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Porterage
  • All other transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like tips, mineral water, laundry charges, telephone charges, food
  • Any increase in services that may come into force prior to the commencement and any increase in the cost of land arrangements or airfare due to increase in fuel prices, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates etc.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in “included in price”
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town: Travel to Franschhoek

    On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, an Our representative will welcome and assist you to the Car Rental desk to collect your vehicle.
    Enjoy a leisurely 1-hour drive through the beautiful Cape Winelands and over spectacular mountain passes to the charming Gourmet Capital of South Africa - Franschhoek. Nestled in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, this is one of South Africa’s oldest towns whose name translates to “French Corner”, a reminder of its origins when the French Huguenots settled here in the late 1600s. Most of the world renowned wine estates here still hold their original French names.
    The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore the town at leisure. The town’s main street is a treasure trove of fascinating little shops offering antiques, collectable books, jewellery, designer clothing, artworks and chocolate. Franschhoek is also home to several of the country’s top restaurants and award winning chefs, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on your dinner venue.

    Overnight:
    Protea Hotel Franschhoek (3 star)(standard room) or similar
    Le Franschhoek (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    The Last Word Franschhoek (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  2. Day 2 Franschhoek: Day at leisure

    After a hearty breakfast you will be ready to explore the Winelands, we suggest you select 3 or 4 estates to taste some of South Africa’s finest wines and perhaps experience a cellar tour to learn how they are made.
    Several of the estates offer wine pairings and our favourite recommendations would be:
    - Waterford Wine Estate in Stellenbosch for a wine and chocolate pairing
    - JC Le Roux in Stellenbosch for a sparkling wine and nougat, turkish delight, meringue and marshmallow pairing (also offer alcohol free bubbly for kids!) or
    - Fairview Estate in Paarl for a cheese and wine tasting.
    The towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl also have a wealth of historical places of interest for visitors to explore, with plenty of options to also keep children entertained.

    Overnight:
    Protea Hotel Franschhoek (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Le Franschhoek (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    The Last Word Franschhoek (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  3. Day 3 Franschhoek to Hermanus

    Today travel over more beautiful mountain passes to the breath-taking coastal village of Hermanus, also known as the Whale-watching Capital of the World.
    There are so many options of things to do in Hermanus… take in some fresh air and do an easy cliff side walk, visit the daily craft market or browse the town’s speciality shops and pamper boutiques. Hermanus also boasts a wine route and an art route. For the more adventurous there is the option of shark cage diving in the nearby town of Gansbaai.
    During the whale season (June to November with the peak season being August and September) you might opt for aboat based whale-watching excursion (for your own account), however some of the best sightings of the whales are from the cliff tops on the edge of the town. The world’s only Whale-Crier alerts tourists to whale sightings in the bay using a horn made from kelp.

    Overnight:
    Auberge Burgundy (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Harbour House Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    The Marine (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  4. Day 4 Hermanus to Knysna

    After a leisurely breakfast take to the open road and travel to the beautiful Garden Route. The start of the Garden Route is Mossel Bay, and we recommend spending some time exploring this town, there is an interesting museum and some good options for lunch.
    In the later part of the afternoon you will reach the lagoon town of Knysna and check into your hotel. A good option for dinner would be the Knysna Waterfront, which has a variety of restaurants, some lovely shops and great sunset views over the lagoon. Knysna is known for its oysters which come highly recommended with a glass of bubbly.

    Overnight:
    Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  5. Day 5 & 6 Knysna: Days at Leisure

    The next 2 days are your chance to really experience the Garden Route, with its central position Knysna is the perfect base from which to explore the area. The options are endless, and there is something to appeal to everyone – those seeking adrenaline filled adventures, those wanting to get close to nature in this spectacularly scenic region or those wanting a more relaxed and peaceful escape. Hikes, walks, bungee jumps, boat trips, tree top zipline tours, elephant interactions… these are just a few of the possibilities. (Please see optional activities list)

    Overnight:
    Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  6. Day 7 Knysna to Cape Town via Route 62

    After breakfast travel away from the Garden Route, over the awe-inspiring Outeniqua Pass in into the Klein Karoo region to the town of Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World. Here you will have the options of visiting the Cango Caves with their interesting limestone rock formations and of visiting an ostrich farm for a tour where you will learn all about these ungainly flightless birds, which add so much value to the region.
    The drive back to Cape Town is approximately 5-hours along Route 62 – also known as “The World’s Longest Wine Route”. The drive meanders through majestic mountains and river valleys, over scenic passes and past picturesque vineyards and orchards. We recommend stopping en route at the fascinating little towns of Barrydale and Montague.
    Arrive in Cape Town in the early evening and check into your hotel, which is in easy access of the V&A Waterfront. This an ideal place to have dinner and soak up the atmosphere of your first night in the Mother City while planning the days to follow.

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  7. Day 8 Cape Town: At Leisure

    Have an early morning and breakfast so as to make the most of your day ahead set aside to explore and experience Cape Town – frequently touted as one of the world’s favourite destinations.
    Again you are spoil for choice and the options are endless with something to appeal to everyone. If the weather is good use the opportunity to take the cableway trip to the top of a World Wonder of the Natural World – Table Mountain or visit the historical Robben Island, a World Heritage Site. Spend some time discovering the city centre with its rich history and culture, an open top sightseeing bus tour is a great way to do this. Whatever you choose to do for the day Cape Town will not disappoint you!

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  8. Day 9 Cape Town: Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

    After breakfast we head out for a full day guided tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, passing magnificent beaches and the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandadno. From Hout Bay Harbour you have the option of a boat trip to Duiker Island (for your own account), to see the thousands of Cape Fur Seals living on this rocky outcrop. Hout Bay Harbour is a busy fishing harbour sure to keep you entertained and your cameras snapping. Browse for souvenirs at the Hout Bay Craft Market or take a walk on the beach and paddle your feet in the sea.
    The tour continues over Chapman’s Peak, known as one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world, all the way along the Peninsula to the most southern tip at Cape Point. An invigorating walk takes you to the two lighthouses at the top and bottom of the headland, from where you will enjoy extraordinary views of the cliffs and the ocean
    below. Alternatively you could take a short funicular ride to the top (for your own account). Take a photo down at the most south western point of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope beach.
    Lunch will be enjoyed at a seaside restaurant (for your own account) before we make our way along the False Bay coastline to the Naval village of Simon’s Town. We will visit the delightful African Penguins of Boulders Beach and then the drive takes us back via Cape Town’s coastal and southern suburbs for a final stop at the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

    Included:

    • Visit to Hout Bay
    • Entrance and drive through Chapman’s Peak
    • Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
    • Visit to Simon’s Town
    • Entrance to Boulders Beach Penguins
    • Entrance to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

     

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  9. Day 10 Departure

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport to connect with your outbound flight, we trust you have had a memorable holiday and will be back again soon!

     

Hotels, Resort and Lodges
Protea Hotel Franschhoek (3 star)(standard room) or similar
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Le Franschhoek (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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The Marine (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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The Last Word Franschhoek (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Auberge Burgundy (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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Harbour House Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Term and Conditions
Included:
  • 4.5 % GST will be levied on the total billing.
  • Cancellation and amendments will be levied as per hotel policy, which would differ on a case to case basis.
  • No refunds for tours / transfers not utilized.
  • Prices are subject to change as per availability at the time of making the reservation.
  • Rate of exchange will be levied as per date of invoicing and final remittance.

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