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Wine & Whales in South Africa

Wine & Whales in South Africa

Wine & Whales in South Africa

Trip Details:

Operator:   SaltyCrax
Price From: 200 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 2 days

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About this program

Take a short wine, beer, and food tour through South Africa, stopping at stunning locations along the way. 

From Cape Town to Cape Agulhas and back again, you’ll see so much of what makes South Africa special. Sip local wines and beers at some of the most well-known vineyards and breweries in the region. Indulge in the rich flavors of local cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Your taste buds will be delighted!

It doesn’t stop there! This wonderful 2-day trip takes you to the charming town of Franschhoek, a French-style town that is home to many well-known galleries, cafes, restaurants and shops. Tonight, travel to the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, the meeting-point of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. 

Your second day is full of adventure! Choose from:

  • An exhilarating cage dive with Great White Sharks in the area known as “Shark Alley”. 
  • An Eco-Cruise safari where you’ll be on the lookout for the Marine Big 5: Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins, and Whales
  • A Beer Tasting at a local craft brewery. 

Later, discover Hermanus, a laid-back town on the coast, known for its thrilling land-based whale watching. You’ll move on to Betty’s Bay, where you can observe penguins at the Stony Point Reserve. 

Heading back, you’ll take the scenic route along Clarence Drive back to Cape Town. You’ll have plenty of photo ops so don’t forget your camera!

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

South Africa

FlagFlag_of_South_Africa
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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