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This itinerary combines a relaxing week at Langebaan Lagoon followed by a week exploring the Cape and the breathtaking beauty of the Garden Route (including whale watching from Hermanus) without feeling like you are being rushed. Each property is especially selected to give you the most out of each area in affordable accommodation that does not stint on quality or service, ensuring that you arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend.

The second week around Cape Town and the Garden Route can be arranged as self-drive or we can provide a private guide to escort you throughout the week. 

South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals, whether from land or from boats, with spectacular annual visits from the southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round. Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa. The country's coastal waters teem with the giant animals, mating, calving and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics.

The curious humpback whale can be seen between May to December, moving up along the coast from Hermanus to St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal. The medium-sized Bryde's whale can be spotted all year round, and while rare, orcas can also be seen.

  • Days 1 - 7

    Langebaan Lagoon

    Hotel: 4* Windtown Lagoon Hotel, Langebaan BB

    On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met and transferred to Langebaan Lagoon, around a 1 hour transfer time.

    Langebaan is an idyllic little seaside town on the South African West Coast. It is located at the edge of the tranquil Langebaan lagoon, 100 km north of Cape Town. Founded in 1922, this historical town was once a whaling station and it has now been transformed into a holiday destination on the West Coast. It is a mecca for nature-lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The lagoon is part of a protected area, the West Coast National Park.

  • Days 7 - 10

    Cape Town

    Hotel: 5* The Glen Apartments, Cape Town Bed & Breakfast

    Today we take you to Cape Town. Spend the afternoon exploring this 'Mother City' and perhaps take a stroll around the V&A Waterfront. You could take the hop on hop off sightseeing buses for a better understanding of the city and what ist has to offer. Weather permitting, a trip on the cable car to the top of the mountain for spectacular views or a short boat trip to Robben Island famous to see where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for many years, are both worth doing.
     
    Rent a car and drive through wonderful coast roads south along the peninsula experiencing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Visit the rugged Cape of Good Hope and marvel at the point where these two oceans meet. Visit the penguin colony at boulders beach before return to the city via Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, famous the world over for its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Days 10 - 11

    Oudtshoorn

    Hotel: 5* Oudtshoorn Rosenhof Country Lodge, Garden Route Bed & Breakfast

    Depart after breakfast for the fascinating drive along Route 62 South Africa's equivalent of the famous Route 66. A chance to explore some lovely little towns as you meander through ever-changing landscapes on the way to your next stop Oudtshoorn. The capital of the feather industry this is the epicenter of ostrich farming and a visit to one of the farms along the way is highly recommended.

  • Days 11 - 12

    Swellendam

    Hotel: 5* Schoone Oordt Country House, Swellendam, Garden Route Bed & Breakfast

    After Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Swellendam is the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Laying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg mountains this place is not only famous for its youngberries but as well as for its architecture and its history.

    The town and its district were named after the governor of the Cape and his wife, Hendrik Swellengrebel and Helena Ten Damme. In time, a village was established opposite the Drostdy, across the Koornlands River, where artisans, including numerous wainwrights, and traders settled. To travellers and explorers, the services of these village folk were indispensable, as Swellendam was the last outpost of civilisation on the eastern frontier.

  • Days 12 - 14

    Hermanus

    Hotel: 4* Hermanus Luxury Guest House, Garden Route Bed & Breakfast

    Hermanus is rich in breathtaking scenery; with its unparalleled scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, upmarket shops and endless adventure options, it is no wonder that Hermanus is transformed into a bustling hubbub of activity in-season as well as out-of-season. For any intrepid tourist or appreciator of nature's wonders, Hermanus is the ideal location for an unforgettable experience. 

    More than 300 activities include whale watching, shark cage diving in Walker Bay, abseiling, treetop tours, quad biking and a 27 hole Hermanus golf course. Discover the wine route, art route, specialty shops and pamper boutiques. Escape to nature and breathe the fresh air along spectacular cliff paths. Meet the world’s only Whale Crier as he alerts you to the whereabouts of the whales by blowing his kelp horn. Admire the diverse floral fynbos kingdom while hiking or biking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or laze on one of the pristine Blue Flag beaches.

  • HOTEL in LANGEBAAN--CAPE-TOWN-&-WHALE-WATCHING

    4* WINDTOWN LAGOON HOTEL, LANGEBAAN

    Our chosen accommodation is situated in the middle of the village in Langebaan, about 150m from the main beach and lagoon. The design of the resort is trendy, with wood and natural stones. Around the swimming pool you’re invited to relax and lounge in the sun or in the shade. In addition to accommodation, there is a restaurant and bar, a wa...
  • HOTEL in LANGEBAAN--CAPE-TOWN-&-WHALE-WATCHING

    5* THE GLEN APARTMENTS, CAPE TOWN

    Set amongst a wooded area, The Glen Apartments takes its name from the 35 acre Glen forest nature reserve that the apartments verge on in Camps Bay. The Glen Apartments consists of luxury serviced apartments with views of the ocean, Twelve Apostles mountain range and Lion’s Head, and finished with modern and clean aesthetics and e...
  • HOTEL in LANGEBAAN--CAPE-TOWN-&-WHALE-WATCHING

    5* OUDTSHOORN ROSENHOF COUNTRY LODGE, GARDEN ROUTE

    Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellow wood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity. ...
  • HOTEL in LANGEBAAN--CAPE-TOWN-&-WHALE-WATCHING

    5* SCHOONE OORDT COUNTRY HOUSE, SWELLENDAM, GARDEN ROUTE

    Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming five stars country hotel in Swellendam South Africa. ...
  • HOTEL in LANGEBAAN--CAPE-TOWN-&-WHALE-WATCHING

    4* HERMANUS LUXURY GUEST HOUSE, GARDEN ROUTE

    Les Baleines guesthouse has an enviable location nestled between the Overburg Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in the heart of South Africa's whale watching area, Les Baleines (meaning 'the whale') is a small family run guesthouse offering stylish accommodation and stunning views. Whale Watching and Shark Diving trips can be...

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Itinerary Overview

Days 1 - 7 Langebaan Lagoon Days 7 - 10 Cape Town Days 10 - 11 Oudtshoorn Days 11 - 12 Swellendam Days 12 - 14 Hermanus

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Airport Taxes

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Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.

Guide price per person: £2450 / excl. sports

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