- We start the morning with one of South Africa’s most spectacular coastal drives, the Clarence Drive. Through Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, with breathtaking views over the Atlantic ocean and the raggedy mountains. A fauna and flora paradise and often sightings of dolphins and whales.
- Stony Point, an abandoned whaling station is where we visit one of South Africa’s only two African Penguin breeding colonies.
- Next up is a stroll through Harold Porter Botanical Garden, 200 hectares of finely bushed plants, endemic to this area.
- A wine tasting at The Hemel en Aarde Valley are next on the itinerary. A stone throw away from the Atlantic Ocean, makes this our coolest wine ward and therefore known for some of South Africa’s best Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc en Chardonnay.
- Hermanus – European doctors in the early 1900’s believed the breathtaking views over the bay, the fresh and crisp champagne like air and the calming ambiance of this area, helped patients to rehabilitate after a big operation.
- Come see for yourself why South Africans find this bay their favourite holiday destination and why Southern Right Whales return here every year to calf.
- After lunch we go off the beaten track. We explore the favourite hunting grounds of late Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel. A dirt road meandering through rolling green hills and spectacular valleys.
- Next we take on South Africa’s first properly engineered road, Franschhoek Pass. Breathtaking views of tumbling rivers and steep gorges, before we enter quaint & trendy Franschhoek, South Africa’s Gourmet capital.