5-Day Cape Safari Wine and Whales Tour

Cape Winelands · Garden Route · Food and Wine · Nature and Outdoor · Safari

Summary

Enjoy an incredible five-day adventure spent exploring a collection of the best attractions in the Cape Winelands and surrounds.

From safari games to exquisite food and wine pairings, and plenty of time spent admiring the beautiful sights at the southernmost tip of Africa, the 5-Day Cape Safari Wine and Whales Tour takes travellers to some of the most incredible places in South Africa.

As well as an unforgettable safari game drive at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and ultraluxe and indulgent food and wine experiences in the world-renowned Cape Winelands, enjoy a peaceful escape in one of South Africa’s top-rated properties, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

You Will Love

  • Viewing an abundance of wildlife, bird species and plants during an epic safari game drive at the esteemed Inverdoorn Game Reserve.
  • Sampling some of South Africa’s best wines from a number of internationally renowned wine farms.
  • Indulging in scrumptious cuisine in the Cape Winelands, each meal perfectly paired to complement the local varietals.
  • Spending time surrounded by nature at the breathtakingly beautiful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: La Residence, Cape Winelands

Begin this incredible 5-day escape by travelling outside of Cape Town to Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Enjoy an amazing guided game drive through the game reserve in an open-air 4×4 safari vehicle, viewing the incredible wildlife, bird species and plant life that occupy this exquisite reserve. After the game drive, enjoy lunch under the trees, followed by an optional tour of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation programme before travelling to La Residence in Franschhoek to overnight. (L, D)

Day 2: La Residence, Cape Winelands

Enjoy a day of wining and dining in the beautiful Cape Winelands. After a scrumptious breakfast, set out to visit a selection of wine estates along the three main wine routes of the Cape Winelands; Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. At each farm, enjoy an informative wine tasting complete with either light snacks or pairing on offer. Where applicable, enjoy a cellar tour, vineyard tour and explanation of the winemaking process. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – 4: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Cape Town

After breakfast, travel to the coastal town of Betty’s Bay to view a thriving colony of African penguins. After a tour of the penguin colony, continue to Hermanus, a historic fishing village famed for its recurring population of southern right whales that visit the warm waters of the Cape between the months of August and November to nurse and calve their young. If in season, enjoy a boat ride into the bay for a closer look at these superb creatures.

After lunch at the harbour, travel to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Spend the next two nights in this nature reserve paradise, enjoying the views, nature-based excursions, incredible cuisine and much more.

Day 5

Following breakfast, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for outbound journey.

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