- Experience close encounters with a variety of Whales, Dolphins, Penguins and Seals
- Tour San Sebastian Bay, or De Hoop to view a variety of marine mammals and birds
- Visit Hermanus, described as the best land based whale watching venue in the world
- Take an exciting boat cruise out to sea. Get up close with Whales, Seals & Dolphins
- Stay two nights in Knysna and spend one night along the Overberg Coast at Witsand
We invite you to Explore the Southern Cape Coastline and the Garden Route. Join our awesome private or small group tour departing from Cape Town with overnight stays in Knysna and the Overberg Coast.
The best months to travel are from 15 June to 15 November each year to coincide with the presence of the many Southern Right Whales that migrate to the coastline of South Africa.
Walk along the cliffs at Hermanus – the best land based whale watching venue in the world. Visit San Sebastion Bay, the largest whale nursery in the Southern Hemisphere. Mingle with the African Penguins at Stoney Point. View seals, whales and marine bird-life in Mossel Bay. Take a boat trip out to sea to get close and personal to the Southern Right Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins.
Stroll along pristine beaches with no other footprints – only the endangered Oystercatcher. Visit ancient forests where elusive wild elephants and leopards lurk in the shadows. See Giant Yellowwood trees at Natures Valley. Drive through the Cape Floral Kingdom of Fynbos and Proteas.
Take a boat cruise to the stunning Knysna Heads and delight in the shopping and fine culinary delights at the Knysna Waterfront. Taste oysters and some of the regions finest wines and fresh juices.
The tour is conducted by an experienced chauffeur driver/ guide / host who will remain with you throughout the tour. Luxury accommodation is in Guest Houses, Lodges or Villas includes daily breakfasts. Also included are some Dinners, Lunches & entry fees to Activities & Attractions as per itinerary.
This tour begins in Cape Town and ends at George Airport. From George to your next destination you have an option of Flying to Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg or travelling by Luxury Coach or a Private Road Transfer.
- Day 1 - Cape Town - Hermanus - San Sabastion Bay (Witsand)
Departing from Cape Town at 09h00, the first destination is Hermanus. This quaint seaside village is arguably one of the finest land based whale watching venues world-wide. The town whale crier announces the presence of whales by blowing his horn made of dried seaweed. The steep cliffs and deep water allow the whales to come within a few meters of the shore.
En Route to Hermanus we will stop at Stony Point in Betty's Bay to get up close and mingle with hundreds of African Penguins.
After lunch and an optional wine tasting the trail takes us to the Breede River and an overnight stop at Witsand. Spend some time in the late afternoon whale watching, then enjoy dinner at the lodge.
- Day 2 - Witsand - Mossel Bay - Knysna
Sunrise will see you on the beach at San Sebastion Bay, recognized as having one of the largest population of whales in the Southern Hemisphere. After breakfast the journey takes us through forest and lakes to Knysna.
En Route we stop at Mossel Bay and take a boat cruise out to Seal Island. Here you will see hundreds of Cape Fur Seals and perhaps a Great White Shark. The day is ended with an optional evening sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Overnight in Knysna - Jewel of the Garden Route.
- Day 3 - Marine Eco - Boat Excursion trip through the Knysna Heads
In the early morning an exciting boat ride through the Knysna Heads will take you out to sea and to visit the playground of the whales. The afternoon is free for optional activities. These include the Knysna Elephant Park or the popular Knysna Township Tour.
Guests may also go for a beach walk at Brenton on Sea - keep an eye open for marine life and the rare endangered Black Oyster Catcher. After Sunset prepare for a traditional Barbeque (Braai) at the Knysna Yacht Club.
- Day 4 - Plettenberg Bay
After breakfast the tour winds its way to Plettenberg Bay. Once again you have the optional opportunity to go to sea and experience whales and dolphins at close range. (For those not wanting to go out onto the ocean an alternative land based whale watching trip will be arranged at Keurbooms and Natures Valley)
Lunch may be enjoyed at the beachfront before departing for George for your onward flight. Guests have an option of continuing their journey by luxury coach or private road transfer.
- Cape Town hotel pick-up. Ground Transportation in a luxury air-con vehicle with a chauffer driver. Three nights luxury accommodation with breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 dinner. Boat Cruise to Seal Island and a boat cruise through the Knysna Heads. Drop- off at George Airport. Bottled spring water.
- Meals not specified; optional activities and excursion; alcoholic drinks, tips and personal items.