You will be picked up at your hotel by your guide/driver and then set off along the road N2 towards Hermanus, passing through small towns like Grabouw and Elgin, referred to as the apple growing region of the Cape. Upon reaching the whale watching boat base in Hermanus, guests will receive a briefing by whale specialist site guides who will accompany them on the boat. After that you will set sail towards the southern right whales for an up close and personal encounter with these majestic creatures. Guests will spend 2 to 3 hours on the water. These whales, which equal in size up to ten African elephants, normally approach the boat to see what's going on, so you'll get a good view. Light refreshments are served on the boat and the accompanying site guide will ensure that you don't miss any photo opportunities. The site guide will also give the guests all the information they need to know about the whales. A translator is also on board.
After the private whale watching tour, guests will have the opportunity to explore the town of Hermanus, one of the most popular holiday destinations for the locals in Cape Town and South Africa. You will then journey to the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley just behind Hermanus. The very popular Creation wine estate restaurant is ideal for a lunch overlooking the vineyards. Please advise if you wish to go here upon booking so that a reservation can be made for you. After the lunch you’ll stop at Newton-Johnson Family Vineyards for a wine tasting and in the late afternoon, we will return to your hotel with a stop at the Penguins colony at Stony Point in Betty's Bay.