• Tour code: 18646P12
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Explore South Africa’s ‘Cape Riviera’ during this 9-hour private group sightseeing trip featuring gorgeous coastal scenery, whale watching, and more. Learn about the fishing history of Hermanus, scout for Southern Right whales in Walker’s Bay, check out the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Kleinmond, and visit Hamilton Russell Vineyards, plus much more.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a private group tour of South Africa's 'Cape Riviera' region
  • Learn about the fishing history of Hermanus during a visit to the Old Harbour Museum
  • Spot for Southern Right whales in Walker's Bay (seasonal)
  • Learn about South Africa's 'fynbos' plant life at Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Marvel at the views while traveling the road from Gordon’s Bay to Cape Hangklip
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a driver-guide

What You Can Expect

Private Cape Riviera and Whale Watching Tour from Cape Town

Hermanus

Receive a morning pickup from centrally-located hotels in Cape Town, and head to the coastal town of Hermanus, traveling through the apple-growing town of Elgin while en route.

Learn about the history of the fishing industry in this Western Cape seaside city during a stop at the Old Harbour Museum. You’ll hear about the harbor’s establishment in 1857 and discover its longstanding connection to the area’s fisherman. Depending on the time of year, you’ll also have time to visit Walker’s Bay, a site that’s famous for watching Southern Right whales between August and November. These majestic creatures often “breach” the water and participate in mating rituals as close as 160 feet (50 meters) from shore.

Continue your trip by heading to Hamilton Russell Vineyards, a winemaker that dates its founding back to 1981. The vineyard was established in the area to take advantage of its cooler climate and top-quality soils.

After leaving the vineyard, continue to the town of Kleinmond, known for the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. Situated in between the sea and mountains, this plant-life paradise is home to 24 acres (10 hectares) of cultivated “fynbos” gardens and more than 470 acres (190 hectares) of wild landscape where local plants cling to the mountains’ steep slopes and deep gorges. The garden’s collection of amber pools and scenic waterfalls add to the appeal.

Finish the day by traveling along the scenic road from Gordon’s Bay to Cape Hangklip, one of the most stunning coastal routes in all of South Africa. Enjoy sweeping views of the dramatic ocean scenery before heading back to Cape Town along the N2, arriving back at your hotel at 5:30pm.

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