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Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Discover South Africa’s wines and wildlife on a full-day, private tour from Cape Town to the Cape Whale Coast and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Taste locally-made wines paired with gourmet chocolate, walk the vineyards, watch for whales along the shore, and see the African penguins at Stony Point Penguin Colony, then return to Cape Town as the sun sets over the coast. This full-day, private tour includes pickup and drop-off at Cape Town hotels, entrance fees, and wine tasting, with the option to add a whale cruise or tapas pairing at your own expense.
  • Full-day private tour from Cape Town to Cape Whale Coast
  • Visit a local vineyard in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Wine and chocolate pairing
  • Watch for whales along the coast
  • View an African penguin colony
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cape Town
  • Fully customizable tour with a private guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Local English-speaking professional tour guide
Wine and chocolate pairing
Glass bottled water
Meals and drinks, unless specified
Additional drinks
Optional activities, including boat-based whale watching cruise (approximately R800) and tapas pairing (approximately R400)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.

Departure Time

6:30 AM
Meet a guide at your Cape Town hotel, then travel to the Cape Whale Coast in an air-conditioned minivan with a private driver. On the morning drive, and throughout the day, enjoy great views of the coast and mountains, with a foreground of rolling vineyards.

The first stop is Creation Wines, to sample the vineyards best wines paired with chocolates—if desired, you can add a food pairing of small, tapas-style plates at your own expense. At this stop, and throughout the day, take advantage of the private, flexible tour to tailor the day to your preferences, with time to fully explore the things that interest you most.

Continue to Hermanus, a whale-watching spot with scenic Cliffside pathways and views of the water. At Hermanus, you have the option to take a whale-watching cruise for a closer look at the magnificent marine mammals (cruise own expense).

Pause for lunch (own expense), then begin the trip back towards Cape Town, with a stop at Stony Point Penguin Colony, one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of African penguins. This full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Hermanus New Harbour
Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Cape Town with an air-conditioned minivan to begin your private, full-day tour of the Whale Coast and the Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley.
Stop At:  
Creation Wines
Along the way to Creation Wines, you will see breathtaking vistas and magnificent mountains. Upon arriving at the rolling vineyards, you will relax, unwind, and enjoy their unique pairing creations. Indulge in the estate’s award-winning wine and velvety smooth chocolate pairings. You can also opt for an additional tapas style food pairing (at own expense) and enjoy the fresh mountain air and vineyards vies to the ocean view.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hermanus Cliff Path
Continue with a scenic 20-minute drive to Hermanus, one of the best whale watching spots in the world. Explore cliffside pathways to view spectacular displays of raw power and elegance from the whales that migrate to this area’s warm waters during the whale season (typically from June to November).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Southern Right Charters
While here, you can choose to go on an optional 2-hour whale watching cruise (at own expense) for views of the gentle giants. Like all wild creatures, there is no guarantee they will appear on cue, but there’s always the thrill that you may spot that tell-tale water spout between the waves.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Stony Point Penguin Colony
After free time for lunch (at own expense) in Hermanus, venture back towards Cape Town with a stop at Stony Point Nature Reserve, home to one of only two breeding colonies of the endangered African penguin in the world. Here, you’ll see up to 5,000 of these incredibly cute, flightless birds.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Clarence Drive Outlook Point
Head back to Cape Town along the picturesque Clarence Drive, with its impressive, craggy coastline and try to catch a last glimpse of frolicking whales against the pink and amber sunset. You will reach your hotel at approximately 5pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Africa Select Journeys
- This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. This is a private tour running exclusively for you or your group. - Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes to the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary and cost estimate if there are any additional charges.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hotspots2c

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine and Hermanus Whale Coast Private Tour.

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