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South Africa

Cape Town, Winelands and Whale Watching

From €1,309pp
Depart From
Fly from Cork
Departure Date
Price based on travel September 2020
7 nights
Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus; South Africa
From €1,309pp
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Fly from Cork to Cape Town via Amsterdam and explore Cape Town, the Winelands in Franschhoek and enjoy a stay in Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Cape Town 

Undisputedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Cape Town offers fantastic hotel accommodation, superb culinary experiences and a wealth of entertainment and sightseeing.

The waterfront offers designer boutiques, two craft markets, a plethora of restaurants and bars, cinemas, live entertainment as well as the boarding point for sundowner cruises and tours to Robben Island. With so much on offer, it is not surprising that Cape Town is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after destinations. You'll spend four nights in this bustling city.

The Cape Winelands is a scenically enchanting region of dramatic mountains and fertile valleys.

It is a wonderful combination of small historic towns, beautiful scenery and wine estates producing delicious wines and brandies. There are literally hundreds of wine estates, all offering the chance to sample their unique blends in a picture-perfect setting. You'll spend two nights exploring the winelands.

Hermanus is one of the world's best Whale Watching destinations, with the season running between June and November. When here you have the opportunity to enjoy the sight of the magnificent Southern Right Whales. Ask us about the various trip options including a boat trip or a kayak trip.


Hermanus enjoys a rustic charm and natural beauty combined with a great choice of restaurants that ensures it's appeal as a must visit on any South Africa holiday itinerary. 

Cape Town - 4* Commodore Hotel

This 4 star hotel is located within the city of Cape Town and was established in 1997. It is close to the V&A Waterfront. The Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre/gym. All 234 rooms are equipped with minibar, hairdryer, safe and air conditioning.


Franschhoek - 4* L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau

This 4* hotel is situated in the heart of Franschhoek winelands on The Fransche Hoek Wine and Olive Estate. The exclusive hotel offers a sanctuary for the soul with its breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, quaint cobbled streets, vibrant piazza and indigenous Fynbos landscape. Guests will experience a unique and unforgettable taste of the Franschhoek country lifestyle.

The town centre of Franschhoek is around 1 km away, and restaurants, bars and tourist facilities can be found around 15 minutes' walk away. Facilities at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby, 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, café, restaurant and conference facilities. 

Hermanus - Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Lavender Manor Guest Lodge in Hermanus is located in the heart of the picturesque Cape Whale Coast near Cape Town. Hermanus accommodation at its finest, Lavender Manor offers stunning sea view accommodation and warm, relaxed hospitality. 

Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the various magnificent beaches in the area as well as the famous scenic cliff path. Relax in the cosy pool area, enjoy a refreshing drink at the fully licensed sea view pub, and watch the magical whales and the incredible sunsets over the Atlantic ocean from the upstairs patios and sundowner decks. An affordable, 4 star luxury guest house at its best!


Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus from €58pp

Maximize your chances of seeing whales with this boat tour from Hermanus. Learn about the magnificent mammals from a whale specialist as you head out onto the water. Depending on the time of year keep an eye out for humpback, Bryde's, and southern right whales, as well as dolphins and seals.

  • Maximize your chances of seeing whales on a tour from Hermanus
  • Learn about these 'gentle giants' directly from a whale specialist
  • Spot Humpback, Southern Right whales and even dolphins and seals—depending on the season
  • Complimentary light refreshments included: No need to bring your own

Marine Big 5 Safari from Hermanus from €117pp

Embark on a safari cruise in pursuit of the Marine Big 5: dolphins, African penguins, the Cape fur seal, the great white shark, and several whale species. Over the course of two hours, you and your small group of just 15 passengers will head out to where your guide knows these animals like to hang out, learning about the marine environment through guided commentary on the way.

  • Use of all safety equipment and foul weather gear
  • Tea and coffee upon arrival; warm soup and bread post-trip
  • Entrance to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Hermanus

Call us on 021 4277094 or email to pre-book your Whale Watching excursion in Hermanus.

Price is per person, based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Cork via Amsterdam
  • Arrival Private transfer in Cape Town
  • 3 days premium car hire
  • 5 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in the 4* Commodore Hotel, Cape Town
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in the 4* L'ermitage Franschhoek Chateau, Franschhoek
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in the Lavender Manor Guest House, Hermanus

Please ask us about adding great value:

Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Price shown is based on travel September 2020.

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