• Legendary Cape Winelands day tour from Cape Town

Whales & Wines

Winter in South Africa is the best time to see Southern Right Whales. It just so happens that the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde (“Heaven and Earth”) wine valley is along the way - why not stop for a tasting?!

This trip is seasonal according to whale season, from June to November.

Join us for a trip along the Southern Coast to Hermanus, known for Southern Right Whale watching. In the early morning we’ll head from Cape Town to Hermanus, over Sir Lowry’s mountain pass. Once we arrive in Hermanus the search for the whales is on! We’ll drive and walk along the coast to find good viewing opportunities from where we can watch the whales from the shore. You can also opt to join a boat-based whale watching trip to see these marine mammals up close (additional fee applies).

For lunch, we can have fish and chips at the seaside, or head to one of the area wine farms for an amazing eight course tapas & wine pairing.  (Lunch is for clients’ account. We will happily assist with bookings.)

Our last stop is spent sipping away on one of the world-renowned wines of the Hemel & Aarde (“Heaven and Earth”) Valley, before returning to Cape Town between 4-5pm.

Includes: Services of a professional guide/driver, all transportation, entrance fee to penguin colony, and wine tasting fees.  Whale watching boat cruise is an optional extra, please advise if you would like us to book it for you in advance. 

Optional activities

Add more wildlife: Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November; must be pre-booked)

This is a private tour, which can be customized upon request.



1 person - R 7285
2 people - R 3820 each
3 people - R 2650 each
4 people - R 2200 each
5 or more people - R 1840 each