drive tour of South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA WHALES & WINE
days & 8 nights discovering the beauty of the cape
Town - Hermanus - Overberg - Cape Winelands
Grootbos Private Game Reserve
This tour is for the lifestyle connoisseur. Taken at a leisurely pace the routing allows clients to see many of the ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas of the Cape at a relaxed pace. Accommodation is upmarket and luxurious.
1 and 2
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met
by a Safari Co. representative, handed your world-class documentation
and assisted to the Europcar rental counter to collect your vehicle.
Drive to the ultra luxurious and centrally situated Cape Grace
for a two night stay. In the afternoon you may embark on a discovery
tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the many scenic
attractions, speciality shops and cosmopolitan cuisine at your
own pace or follow our suggested itinerary enclosed in your documents.
A wide variety of Welcome Tourism Services’ day tours are
Approximate travel time: 30 Minutes
Accommodation: Cape Grace – bed
and breakfast basis
Day 3 and 4
Depart Cape Town and drive eastwards along the Indian Ocean to
the quaint town of Hermanus. Experience the delightful local culture,
small restaurants and perhaps hear the sounds of the 'Whale Crier'
signalling the arrival of a Southern Right Whale in the bay. Continue
for a short distance to Gansbaai, to the exclusive Grootbos Private
Nature Reserve, for a two night stay. The reserve is a haven for
nature enthusiasts and is perfectly located for whale watching
(best between July and November). The reserve also offers a host
of optional excursions that range from nature drives and walks
to boat-based whale and shark watching and horse riding.
Approximate travel time: 5 Hours from
Cape Town to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Accommodation: Grootbos Private Nature
Reserve – breakfast, lunch, dinner and activities - full
board. (Month of June – alternative accommodation will be
Travel a short distance inland towards Oukraal before turning
east again towards the Indian Ocean. Travel via the town of Bredasdorp
to Malgas, where you cross the Breede River on the last hand-operated
pontoon in South Africa. You arrive in Port Beaufort in the late
travel time: 6 Hours
Accommodation: Breede River Lodge –
bed and breakfast basis
Today you have the full day at leisure. Why not travel to Swellendam,
the third oldest town in South Africa. This picturesque town is
located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains and in the heart
of the historical Overberg region. Whilst in Swellendam visit
the Drostdy Museum the Breede River Wine Route or the Bontebok
Breede River Lodge – bed and breakfast basis
Day 7 and 8
Leave the ocean behind and travel in an easterly direction to
the town of Somerset West, located at the foothills of the majestic
Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains. Continue on to Stellenbosch
and Paarl and spend two nights at the Grande Roche Hotel. Situated
amidst magnificent trees, manicured lawns and abundant flowerbeds,
this hotel offers a perfect base from which to explore the many
estate vineyards of the Cape Winelands.
travel time: 8 Hours from Breede River Lodge to
Grand Roche Hotel
Accommodation: Grande Roche Hotel –
bed and breakfast basis.
Enjoy the last day of your journey in the Cape Winelands before
returning your rental vehicle in Cape Town or at the International
travel time: 1 Hour from Grande Roche Hotel to Cape
Town or the International Airport
END OF SERVICES
Contact us for a detailed quote for this self drive tour package
Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, car rental
inclusive of supercover and unlimited mileage, Meet and Greet
on arrival, Deluxe Travel Pack as described in the documentation
section of this website, VIP card, tourism levy on accommodation
and unlimited access to The Safari Co.'s service back-up.
Fuel deposits and airport surcharges, additional driver/younger
driver surcharges, fuel, oil, meals not specified in the itinerary,
entrance fees, drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
Recommended or mentioned excursions are not included unless specified.
MIN/MAX PAX: Two – single supplement on request
VEHICLE: Europcar Group D, 1600cc vehicle with power steering,
automatic transmission, air-conditioning, radio and tape.
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Light casual clothing is sufficient during
the day with smart casual dress recommended for evenings and dinner.
From May to September warm clothing will be required.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations are required but an anti-malaria
precaution is recommended.