Fynbos, Whales & Wine

ToursNature & EcoFynbos, Whales & Wine

4 Days / 3 Nights

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Overview

This is an African luxury experience that includes three of Southern Africa’s most exciting attractions, Fynbos, wines and whales. Fynbos forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is the smallest but most diverse floral kingdom; it has more than three times the floral species of the Amazon Jungle. The Grootbos Nature Reserve forms the centrepiece of this experience. A five star eco paradise perfectly positioned between mountain and ocean; home to the Marine Big 5. It’s a natural adventure complete with tastings of renowned wines. A journey through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley opens up 15 elegant wineries that have been visited by wine lovers from all over the world.

Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive in Cape Town - Stanford

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you are met by a Perfect Africa representative. Sit down and enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee while you go over your documentation and travel plans with your representative, who will then assist you to your awaiting transfer. Transfer by road to the fynbos rich Overberg region of the Western Cape, to your accommodation at the Eco-friendly Grootbos Nature Reserve. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink while marvelling at the unbeatable views over Walker Bay. You will be taken to your suite where you are able to settle in and freshen up for dinner at the Main Lodge.

Accommodation

Overnight at Grootbos Nature Reserve at Garden Lodge, One Bedroom Luxury Suite (B,L,D)

Day 2 - Grootbos Nature Reserve

Itinerary

After a scrumptious breakfast, you can choose to spend the day at leisure enjoying the included activities available to you, or alternatively you can opt to explore further with a variety of additional excursions available to you (at an additional cost). From your included activities; join a trip to the Klipgat Caves, which evoke images of prehistoric age when modern man lived in symbiotic harmony with nature off the bounty of land and sea; or enjoy a horse riding session around the 2500 hectare reserve, with one of the experienced instructors, who cater for all levels of riding; or enjoy a marine and coastal drive. Alternatively from the additional activities; consider an optional day excursion to view the Sharks with a Shark Cage Diving Trip to Gansbaai, or a boat trip to see the Whales, or an optional shopping trip in Hermanus. The choice is entirely yours!

Accommodation

Overnight at Grootbos Nature Reserve at Garden Lodge, One Bedroom Luxury Suite (B,LD)

Day 3 -Grootbos Nature Reserve & Wine Tour Excursion

Itinerary

After breakfast, you will be met at reception by your experienced guide for your full day excursion of the Hermanus Wine Region. Take a meander up the winding road of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Afrikaans for “Heaven and Earth”) and find yourself in wine paradise. This valley has a renowned reputation for producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Sample some of South Africa’s best vintages on this custom-made wine tour, visiting world class vineyards along the

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, including Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Creation Wines, Sumaridge Estate Wines and Bourchard Finlayson Winery.

Accommodation

Overnight at Grootbos Nature Reserve at Garden Lodge, One Bedroom Luxury Suite (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Depart Grootbos Nature Reserve - Cape Town

Itinerary

After breakfast, you will transfer by road back to Cape Town International Airport where you will continue with your onward arrangements.

Recommended Extras
  • Boat Trip to Dyer Island
    Join Grootbos, on their exclusive boat for the whale watching experience of a lifetime. The boat keeps a 50m distance from the whales, being careful not to disturb them. As these gentle giants are very curious, they often swim right up to the boat to get a better view allowing for incredibly close encounters. Each trip is led by an experienced marine biologist and guide who love to share their knowledge with you. Excursion is weather permitting. (Cost on request)
  • Shark Cage Diving
    Nothing can prepare you for the thrill and wonder of a close encounter with most awesome predator of the ocean, the Great White Shark. Travel to Gansbaai, which has a reputation for being the shark capital of the world, here you will discover the underwater world of the Great White Shark. Watch these hunters from an elevated viewing deck onboard the boat, or climb into the cage to get up close and personal with this beast. No diving experience is required and all equipment is provided onboard including a clean, dry wetsuit. The specially designed cage is safe and secure and floats with part of the cage out of the water. Besides the Great White, you are highly likely to meet at least one other member of the Marine Big 5, namely whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. Excursion is weather permitting. (Cost on request)
  • Shopping Trip to Hermanus
    Hermanus is filled with a variety of artists producing high quality art and craft most of which is available for purchase at the Craft Market on Lemm’s Corner. There is a vast array of beautifully creative pieces of art, jewellery, carvings, beads, paintings and clothing; you simply would not be able to resist the opportunity to spoil yourself! Take a trip with Grootbos to experience the local markets and find the perfect gift to take back home with you for family and friends. (Cost on request)
Includes
  • Gold Service Meet and Greet upon arrival at Airport
  • Return transfers to/from Grootbos Nature Reserve
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Grootbos Nature Reserve, Garden Lodge One Bedroom Luxury Suite
  • 3 Meals a day (breakfast, light lunch and 5-course dinner)
  • Horse riding for non-and experienced riders through the reserve
  • Guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
  • Nature, marine and coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders Cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching
  • Bird-watching
  • Tour of the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Valley including wine tasting and lunch
  • Transfers to/from all activities
  • Included activities as specified on itinerary
  • Wine Tour of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley including wine tasting and cellar tour
Excludes
  • All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Any optional activity (whale-watching boat trips, boat trip to Dyer Island, Shark Cage Diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking and kayaking
  • Laundry
  • Visas
  • Flights and arrival/ departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, telephone and personal expenses
  • Any other concept, extras or services not indicated as included
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