We leave Paarl, Franschhoek or Stellenbosch at 8am and head for the picturesque Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. We pass the beautiful town of Somerset West (and Gordon's Bay in view on the foothills of the mountain) and take on the awesome Sir Lowry's Pass from where we will have a stunning view over False Bay, Cape Town and Table Mountain in the distance. A short coffee stop is taken on the mountain after driving along the beautiful apple orchards of 'Apple Country.'
The mountain pass of Houwhoek now follows, where after we descend and see the quaint little town of Botriver below and the outstretched wheat and canola fields in the distance. Next is the fisherman's town of Hawston and then we drive into the town of Hermanus for whale watching from the rocks. An orientation tour follows along the coastline before we stop on the square known for rock based whale watching. With so many restaurants and craft markets on the square the client can even grab a take-away lunch and watch the whales while enjoying it.
After lunch and enough time for whale watching we return via the panoramic False Bay Coastal Drive. In Betty's Bay we turn off and drive to Stoney Point to see the hundreds of African penguins in their natural habitat, the beach. We then carry on with this spectacular Clarence Drive drive, Rooiels and Gordon's Bay and join the main highway to take us back to point of departure. Arrival in Paarl, Franschhoek or Stellenbosch is at approximately 17h30.