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The Winelands and Hermanus are both great options for a visit or overnight, during your Cape Town stay. Specifically the Winelands region is located only a short drive from Cape Town. Although it is easy to include a day trip to this region from Cape Town, we do encourage to spend a night or two in the region.  The main towns of the area are Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, although there are a number of smaller towns as well.


Where to stay during your Winelands & Hermanus trip:


Although it is a small village nestled in a valley, flanked by mountains. It certainly makes it a very picturesque setting and fondly nick-named the ‘gastronomic capital’. Because it boasts an eye-watering selection of restaurants and pavement bistros.


Besides being a university town, Stellenbosch is the 3rd oldest town in South Africa. Moreover, the oak lined streets gives it a charm of its own.  Having said this, we recommend staying in the historical quarter. Because it offers a host of restaurants in strolling distance from your lodge.  However, there are also many wine farms that offer a great overnight option with beautiful vistas and country feel.



Extending your Winelands trip to the Hermanus (Overberg) region. After all, this is where the Southern Right Whales come into the bay to calf. Over all, Hermanus offers some of the best land based whale-watching during the months from June – November.  We do also highly recommend the boat based whale watching as this rewards you with amazing close visuals of these gentle sea giants.  This mountainous area also boasts its own lesser known winelands with a great selection of quality wine farms.  Finally, the area offers some great Blue Flag beaches and a real country-arty feel to it too.  All in all, great to visit, even out of the whale season – its beaches are some of the locals best kept secrets!

Below we have included some of our favourites in the region, but do call or email us if you have any specific requirements as we have plenty more on our database. furthermore, have a look at some of our itineraries, including the Winelands and Hermanus region.

Cape Town
Cape Town is as much about the surrounding areas as the city itself. Recommended visit time is 5 days to be able to comfortably fit in all the main sights from Cape Point, Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island. More More
Only a 'hop and skip' from Cape Town, the Winelands offers an excellent combination of indulgence, history and visual pleasure! Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are the popular towns, each offering its own unique charm and you are spoilt for choice of excellent restaurants and wine farms to visit. More
Only 2½ hours from Cape Town you will find the 'whale capital' of Hermanus that offers some of South Africa's best 'land based' whale watching. The town offers some super Blue Flag swimming beaches and a beautiful mountain setting. More
Garden Route
Stretching from Swellendam to Tsitsikamma, the Garden Route offers visitors a diverse experience ranging from rolling landscapes, semi-desert arid region of Oudtshoorn to the lush forests of the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas. Lovely white beaches in the Mossel Bay, Wilderness and Plettenberg Bay completes this destination as an excellent choice for all ages. More
Eastern Cape Safaris
Situated in the eastern part of South Africa, the Eastern Cape is fast becoming South Africa's hottest holiday destination. The region is malaria free, offers a host of top class "Big Five" game destinations, with the added advantage that travelling closer to the coast, you can also enjoy the "Big Six", namely whales, the silent giants of the sea. More
Durban is the gateway to the warm beaches of Natal as well as the Drakensberg and game regions of Hluhluwe. There is an international airport with numerous daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. More
Hluhluwe & Battlefields
This area offers such a diversity - from the excellent big five game viewing of the Hluhluwe area with a good selection of big five reserves, heading inland you reach the Battlefields where raconteurs take you back to a by-gone era of the Zulu Wars. Nearby you have access to kilometres of isolated beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters. More
The vast expanse of the Drakensberg is a must for any person who enjoys tranquil surroundings and hiking. Easily accessible from both Johannesburg and Durban and complimentary to any longer holiday in South Africa. Excellent hiking for all fitness levels. More
The Kruger area offers a diversity of experiences from some of South Africa's best big five game viewing to the spectacular Panorama Route. This is a must visit destination in its own right. More
Becoming one of Africa's hottest destinations with its tropical beaches, warm waters and palm trees. Most connections between lodges within Mozambique are achieved by scheduled and charter flights as well as boat transfers, as road networks are not as developed. A great way to end off any African holiday by spending a few days relaxing on the beach and indulging in tropical spoils.
Madikwe & Waterberg
The ‘big five’ game regions of Madikwe Game Reserve and the Waterberg Game Reserve are increasing in popularity and giving Kruger some healthy competition. These areas are malaria free, located within a 3–4 hour drive from Johannesburg and also offer a great safari experience. More

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