Cape Town, Whales & Winelands Self-drive Tour

Starting fromUSD 840 per person sharing

This Cape Town travel itinerary is the best way to discover the Cape Town wine route and magnificent whale season by means of your own transport. This incredible 8-day self-drive holiday is without doubt one of the best ways to experience this region of South Africa.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - 4: Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, collect your rental car and start your epic South African road trip. Cape Town is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The feature of the Mother City is the ever-majestic Table Mountain, frequently covered by its cloudy 'tablecloth' overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Seaboard. Vibrant cosmopolitan city life offers a wide variety of activities - from sipping cocktails in Camps Bay, to hiking up Table Mountain, to world-class shopping at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, to boat trips to Robben Island and excursions to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Cape Point.

Day 4 - 6: Cape Winelands

On the fourth day, leave Cape Town after breakfast, for a scenic hour long drive to the Cape Winelands - the largest wine producing region in South Africa. Set amidst grand mountains and lush greenery, views of the rolling vineyards of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl will delight your senses, as will tasting a range of magnificent wines. Indulge in fine local cuisine matched with South African cultivars. In addition, you'll be able to explore the original cellars, built by French farmers in the Cape some 200 plus years ago. Learn about the intricate process used to produce some of our finest wine offerings and use this opportunity to buy superb wines at staggeringly low prices.

Day 6 - 8: Western Cape's Whale Coast

Enjoy a beautiful coastal drive to Hermanus, celebrated as the whale watching capital of the world and home of the southern right whale. A traditional fisherman's town, Hermanus experiences great annual whale migrations when these gentle Goliaths of the deep come close to the shore to breed and nurture their young. As you can imagine, this offers spectacular views for the entire family. If you want to get up close, Hermanus offers boat-based whale watching. For the bold and brave, experience a face-to-face encounter with the sea's most notorious predators on a shark cage diving adventure at the nearby town of Gansbaai. For the less adventurous, there are plenty of other outdoor activities including nature walks, beach tanning, sea-kayaking and golf.

Day 8: Cape Town

Your Cape Town tour ends with a picturesque drive back to Cape Town International Airport, for your homebound flight. Please note: Discuss the differing seasons of the Cape with your travel consultant (as whale watching is primarily a winter season activity, and Cape Town is considered best during the summer months).

What kind of traveller are you?

Our itineraries all follow the best possible routing, yet the quoted price can vary greatly based on the level of accommodation chosen. What kind of a traveller are you?


USD 840 per person sharing
  • Value focussed hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Typical 3-star level, clean and comfortable


USD 1,050 per person sharing
  • Mid-range hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Good locations in prime wildlife areas
  • Typical 4-star level, good service and attention to detail


USD 1,315 per person sharing
  • The top luxury hotels and safari lodges in Africa
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Highly personalised attention to detail comparable to any 5star hotel worldwide
  • Sublime settings and wildlife location
  • The finest culinary experiences available in Africa

Included in all Safari365 tours:

  • Best rates guaranteed
  • Access to our 24 hour emergency assist centre during travel
  • Full customization of your final itinerary to suit your exact needs
  • Assisting you throughout the booking process and whilst you are travelling

Please note:All pricing is subject to availability.Terms and Conditions apply.Please contact your Safari365 consultant for a comprehensive quote.

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