Cape Winelands & Whale Coast Safari
Wind your way along South Africa’s beautiful coastline, from cosmopolitan Cape Town and the surrounding winelands to the scenic Garden Route town of Plettenberg Bay, ending with a classic safari experience in the Eastern Cape.
With Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town has been famed for centuries as the Tavern of the Seas. Then onto breath-taking Franschhoek, tucked away in a valley tightly hemmed in by mountains in the Western Cape. The Cape Whale Coast is made up of a series of spectacular bays, coves and river mouths hemmed in by soaring mountains and valleys. It is known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching.
Plettenberg Bay is an upmarket resort town and, in spring, home to whales who calve in the shallow waters of the bay. A province of dramatic contrasts, South Africa’s Eastern Cape is home to some of the country’s most varied landscapes, from the arid stretches of the Karoo in the interior to the lush rolling hills of the Transkei.
What to Expect
11 Days / 10 Nights
This is an excellent itinerary for first time travellers to Africa, honeymooners, wildife enthusiasts and birdwatchers. It is classic safari experience, enjoying different views. Africa is the ideal playground — quality time is spent exploring the great outdoors and listening to the calls of the wild. This itinerary includes some of the best destinations South Africa has to offer.
Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team who will drive you to The Cape Grace Hotel situated in the V&A Waterfront. Spend two nights at The Cape Grace Hotel. Accommodation is in a luxury room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes breakfast, use of the Hot Spa area: steam room, sauna, rain and body shower. Complimentary wireless/high speed Internet access, morning tea and coffee with wake-up calls, luxury chauffeur transfers within a 10km radius from 07h00 to 23h00, subject to availability and Cape orientation and wine tasting.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and depart for the town of Franschhoek situated in the Cape Winelands. Spend two nights at Le Quartier Francais. Accommodation is in an auberge room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes breakfast.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and depart for the Cape Whale Coast. Spend two nights at The Marine Hermanus in a luxury double room with sea view.Your stay includes breakfast.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and depart for the Garden Route to the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. Spend two nights at The Plettenberg in a luxury double room with sea view and ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes breakfast.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and taken to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape Province. Delight in two nights at Great Fish River Lodge on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in a luxury suite with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers, emergency medical evacuation insurance and complimentary child-minding.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport.
Rates & Terms
- Low Season 1 May - 6 July 2014 R32 775 Per person sharing
- Mid Season 7 July - 30 September 2014 R34 095 Per person sharing
- High Season 6 April - 30 April 2014 R44 570 Per person sharing
- High Season 1 OCtober - 14 December 2014 R44 570 Per person sharing
- Meet and Greet service at Cape Town International Airport
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All scheduled road transfers:
- Cape Town International Airport / The Cape Grace Hotel
- The Cape Grace Hotel / Le Quartier Francais
- Le Quartier Francais / The Marine Hermanus
- The Marine Hermanus / The Plettenberg
- The Plettenberg / Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
- Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge / Port Elizabeth Airport
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Suitable forRomance / Honeymoon, Photographic enthusiasts
- Recommended for ChildrenNot ideal for families
- WildlifeWhale watching
Where to Stay
Learn more about the luxurious &Beyond properties available for your trip.
The Cape Grace Hotel offers a combination of understated luxury and sophistication.
Sumptuous rooms and suites boast every luxury and convenience to ensure guests enjoy an exceptional stay.
Perched on top of seaside cliffs, The Marine Hermanus offers breathtaking vistas.
The Plettenberg is built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and kilometres of golden sand.
The magnificent Great Fish River Lodge is set along the lush banks of the Great Fish River in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.
We have many activities to keep you busy during your stay. See our destination pages for more information.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai
- Winelands by Bicycle - Platinum Package, Cape Winelands
- Robben Island Helicopter Experience, Cape Town
- Knysna (ferry, town & forest), South Africa
- Tsitsikamma (scenic), South Africa
- Bo-Kaap Cultural Dining Experience, Cape Town
- Richards Supper Stage & Bistro, Cape Town
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