Our 7 Day Self-drive itinerary offers the highlights of Cape Town ending with a couple of days in Whale Country, in utmost luxury.
- Exploring the vibrant city centre of Cape Town
- Stay in one of the most beautiful surroundings in Constantia
- Seeing where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at Cape Point
- Tasting world class wines in the Cape Winelands
- Cable Car ride to the Summit of Table Mountain
- Stroll around Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Whale Watching in Gansbaai
- Sumptuous cuisine at Grootbos Nature Reserve
- Picnics on the beach
Day 1 – Day 4 Constania Valley and exquisite Gardens
Arrival at Cape Town Airport and collection of your hire vehicle.
Proceed to the beautiful suburb of Constantia, where you will check in at the 5 star Cellars Hohenort Hotel.
Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is set in nearly 9.5 acres of world renowned gardens. This historic and beautiful country escape located in the historical Contantia Valley offers panoramic views of Table Mountain and the beautiful surrounding gardens.
Well located, and only a 15 minute drive from the City Centre.
Spend the next few days taking time to visit the city centre and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Historical buildings, museums, and local craft markets await you. You will be spoilt for choice with all the sightseeing opportunities in this wonderful city
A visit to Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve will not only provide incredible views over the ocean, but an array of flora and fauna. On the way to Cape Point, visit Boulders Penguin Beach, a private nature reserve which is home to the African Penguin. This is a small and intimate beach, and if you are visiting Cape Town in Summer, enjoy soaking up the sun under your umbrella and taking a dip in the secluded alcove.
Spare a morning to explore Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. If you are visiting Cape Town in our Summer Months – pack a picnic lunch and enjoy sitting on the rolling green lawns with the backdrop of Table Mountain as your view.
A leisurely drive will take you to the Cape Winelands, Whether it is its magnificent natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage or its world-renowned wines, the Winelands Region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. A 45-minute drive from Cape Town brings you to this area where splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads steeped in history. Come experience the hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl, & Franschhoek. The diversity of the Winelands will capture every heart
Overnight: Cellars-Hohenort Hotel – Bed and Breakfast
Day 5 – 6 See the Southern Right Whale
Today, you will depart Cape Town in just over 2-hours you will arrive in Gansbaai / Walker Bay, where you will be spending your last two nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
Grootbos Nature Reserve is a 5 star paradise nestled between mountain and sea and showcases the incredible Flora and Fauna and the Marine Big 5 ( Whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins ) of this area.
You will be wines and dined , not to mention the wide choice of including activities during your stay.
Let Grootbos pack you a picnic lunch suitable for Kings and Queens and head down to the pristine and secluded beach. Soak up the sun, and enjoy the world class food on offer.
Explore the Klipgat Caves or take an enchanting meander through the ancient Milkwood forests.
For the more energetic , hike through the fynbos-clad mountains or pamper yourself with a spa treatment.
Between the months of July and November each year, the Southern Right Whale visits our shores. Book a Whale Watching boat trip or a short drive to the town of Hermanusprovides you with excellent land-based Whale Watching.
Overnight : Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – Luxury one bedroom Suite – Fully inclusive of all meals and select activities
Day 7 Bid Farewell to the Whales
After a hearty breakfast, you will take a leisurely drive from Grootbos to Cape Town Airport for your onward flight back home or perhaps extend your trip, and spend a few days travelling down the Garden Route.