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Wine and whales 7-day package

Cape Country Routes has collated a stunning 7 day/6 nights Wine and Whales tour package.

Paarl – Stellenbosch – Elgin Valley – Cape South Coast – De Hoop Nature Reserve

This tour covers Paarl with its range of cultural and historical attractions, and the largest wine cellar complex in the world – the 22 hectares KWV; Stellenbosch, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates is the ideal base from which to explore the local wine route; the Elgin Valley with its undulating landscape of deep valleys, forests, mountain streams, lakes and rivers and lush hills covered with apple orchards and vineyards; the Cape South Coast comprising the Bot River, Elim, Hermanus and Napier wine-producing regions; also a whale-watching mecca, and finally the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a World Heritage site and one of the Western Cape’s largest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries and the playground of the southern right whales.

Itinerary

Explore the Paarl/Franschhoek region in the heart of the Cape Winelands, on a wine tour before spending one night at Cascade Country Manor, Paarl – other activities include wine tastings, visiting the magnificent Cathedral Cellar with its barrel-vaulted roof and large carved red wine vats; one night at Eendracht Hotel – visit the wine farms in the Stellenbosch region, take a scenic hike through the winelands, or a guided bicycle tour of Stellenbosch and the vineyards, or visit the wine farms – Vine Hopper hop-on-hop-off wine tour or a private wine tour.

Cascade Country Manor

Overnight at South Hill Vineyard’s guest house in the heart of the Elgin Valley – visit the Elgin Wine farms, sample locally made craft cider and visit the UNESCO-protected Kogelberg Reserve. Other activities include swimming, apple-picking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, river cruises, ziplining, bird watching, wine tastings or just savour a glass of South Hill wine while relaxing.

South Hill Photo Booking.com

Then spend one night at the Arniston Spa Hotel, next to a quaint old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves; and then wind down the Whales & Wine Tour with two nights at the outstanding De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve. There are plenty of things to do: whale-watching topping the list of course, day walks, scenic game drives and top-quality wines from its wine cellar – in a silo.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Wine and Whales Tour: R5 170 per person sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. Excludes all other meals, entrance fees and additional activities. Valid until 30 September 2020. T’s and C’s apply.

Booking is essential. Please use the reference: CCR 7 Day when booking.

CCR Central Reservations: 076 203 8929 (also WhatsApp), bookings@capecountryroutes.com

 

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