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Wine & Whales in South Africa

Wine & Whales in South Africa

Price From: 200 USD

Overview

Operator: SaltyCrax

Price From:  200 USD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50

Fitness Needs: Light Impact

Program duration: 2 days

This is the short stay trip perfect for animal & wine lovers alike! 

Starting in Cape Town, you’ll travel along the beautiful Cape Winelands to the Overberg region. Taste delicious wines in Stellenbosch and Paarl, and sample local cheese and chocolates at various estates. Later, when you explore the adorable streets of Franschhoek, discover the charming restaurants, galleries, cafes, and shops. Finish your first day with a visit to the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where you’ll witness the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Your exciting journey continues from Cape Agulhas to “Shark Alley”. Here you have the chance to get your blood pumping when you go cage diving with Great White Sharks. If coming face to face with a shark isn’t your jam, then take an eco-cruise ad watch for the Marine Big Five! Enjoy seeing Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins and Whales in their natural habitat. Today continues with a visit to Hermanus and a stop at Betty’s Bay to see the penguins. 

This action-packed excursion packs big adventure into a short time, so you can sit back and enjoy all of the incredible sites and flavors of South Africa!

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town - Cape Agulhas

After a morning arrival to Cape Town, start your journey between the Cape winelands and the Overberg region. 

Taste some of the best wines of the Stellenbosch and Paarl regions, along with delicious cheese plates and chocolates. You'll visit several wine farms and estates on this part of the trip. 

Later, stroll along the French-inspired streets of Franschhoek, which is home to many popular cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries. 

After, you'll travel to Africa's southernmost tip - Cape Agulhas - where the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic oceans occurs. 

Day 2: Cape Agulhas - Cape Town

Today you have the option of testing your bravery by cage diving with Great White Sharks in Shark Alley, or taking an eco-cruise in search of the Marine Big 5. The cruise offers the chance to see Great Whites, as well as, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins and Whales.

If you'd rather stay on dry land, you may also enjoy a beer-tasting at a local brewery.

Travelling on, you'll visit Hermanus. You'll have some time to discover the town on your own, which is known for its land whale watching between June and November. 

Stopping off at Betty's Bay, delight in the sight of playful penguins at Stony Point Reserve. 

Your drive back to Cape Town is via the stunning Clarence Drive, with plenty of photo ops!

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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