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&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.
Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast - a place on Earth where wonders never cease. This pristine stretch of the South African coastline that runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooiels in the west to Quoin Point in the East and is flanked by mesmerising mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
The main towns of the area are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai; but the Whale Coast is in fact made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys - each filled with its own special magic. The entire Cape Whale Coast Route is renowned for its generous whale sightings, particularly in the Walker Bay area between Hermanus and Gansbaai. Because the water temperature is ideal, they swim into the bay to mate and give birth, and give onlookers a show with their breaching theatrics. They often wash in with schools of dolphins and cause a stir with the marine life common
to the area, all of which makes quite the show. Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Valli Moosa, designated this area as South Africa’s only whale sanctuary. Hermanus, in the heart of the Whale Route, is just 127km from Cape Town on the Cape south coast. It has developed from a rustic whaling and fishing village into one of the world’s best whale-viewing sites (via land or boat) from June to November. It’s also home to the world’s only Whale Crier, who signals whale locations using a kelp horn.
Summer (October-April)Min 24°C/75°F Max 32°C/90°F
Winter (May-September)Min 8°C/46°F Max 23°C/73°F
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An excellent itinerary for first time travellers to Africa, honeymooners, wildife enthusiasts and birdwatchers. A classic safari experience, enjoying different views.
Experience the hustle and bustle of Jo’Burg, endless beaches in Cape Town, and exhilarating safaris at Sabi Sands and Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Great for new travelers to Africa, families, honeymooners and wildlife enthusiasts, this is the ultimate in intimate leopard encounters.
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Perched on top of seaside cliffs, The Marine Hermanus offers breathtaking vistas.
The world-famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on the planet.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in subtropical northern KwaZulu-Natal, with close proximity to the warm Indian Ocean.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in the southwestern corner of the world-famous Kruger National Park and is world renowned.