Day 1: Cape Point - Stellenbosch
Get picked up in the morning by luxury minivan and travel to your first stop at Hout Bay. Wander around the city's charming market, or opt for an optional Duiker Island cruise (own expense) to see the Cape fur seals.
Continue to the Cape of Good Hope and stop at Cape Point nature reserve. Observe wildlife in the local "fynbos" landscape, and walk to the lighthouse where the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against Africa’s southwestern tip. Head inland to spend the evening in Stellenbosch enjoying local wine, food and buzzing nightlife (own expense).
Overnight in Stellenbosch 4-star Roosenwijn or similar
Day 2: Franschhoek - Cape Agulhas (B)
Visit the township of Kayamandi to experience a taste of life for its local residents. With a local community leader to show you around, you’ll get a firsthand look at "Xhosa" culture. Then visit some of the popular wine estates near the Western Cape towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Sample some of the country’s most acclaimed wines and ports, pairing them with locally-produced cheeses and chocolate. In Franschhoek, you’ll have free time to spend at your leisure, a perfect place for lunch in what many consider to be South Africa’s gourmet capital.
Travel to Cape Agulhas to a stone marker indicating the most southern tip of Africa where the continent meets with the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans. A graveyard of ancient shipwrecks along this legendary 'Cape of Storms' reminds of many tragic and mysterious tales of failed expeditions.
Overnight in Cape Agulhas at 4-star Agulhas Country Lodge or similar
Day 3: Hermanus - Cape Town (B)
Either rise at the crack of dawn for an optional shark cage diving trip (own expense), or depart slightly later to visit the popular whale-watching town of Hermanus. If you choose to explore Hermanus, you’ll have more time here independently. Perhaps enjoy some land-based whale watching along the famous cliff footpaths. Whale season lasts from approximately June to November.
If an adrenaline-pumping cage diving experience with sharks is more your thing, then join an approximately 2-hour cage dive with South Africa’s notorious Great White sharks. All equipment is provided; just bring your bathing suit! After the dive, you'll also have some time to spot whales along the coast when collecting the group from Hermanus.
On the way back to Cape Town, you'll pass the famous Betty's Bay penguin reserve to observe a colony of African penguins in their natural habitat, before one final last stop at a Clarence Drive viewpoint. Arrive back in Cape Town between around 6pm.
Please note: this package is part of a group tour and other guests may sleep at 4-star, 3-star or budget backpacker accommodation.