7 days – Wine & Whales – South Africa

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7 days
Self Drive
Cape Town - Cape Town
South Africa
Min Age : N/A (18 for car rental)
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This self drive covers Paarl with its range of cultural and historical attractions, and the largest wine cellar complex in the world – the 22 hectares KWV; Stellenbosch, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates is the ideal base from which to explore the local wine route; the Elgin Valley with its undulating landscape of deep valleys, forests, mountain streams, lakes and rivers and lush hills covered with apple orchards  and vineyards; the Cape South Coast comprising the Bot River, Elim, Hermanus and Napier wine-producing regions; also a whale-watching mecca, and finally the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a World Heritage site and one of the Western Cape’s largest and most beautiful nature sanctuaries and the playground of the Southern Right whales.  

[Detailed itinerary]


Paarl, Elgin Valley, Cape South Coast and De Hoop Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch.


This itinerary is tailor-made and can be extended with a stay in Cape Town or any amendments as per your wishes.

Departure & Return Location

Cape Town – Cape Town

Departure Time

Any time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Reservation costs
  • Travel App with your itinerary
  • Travel Documentation & Directions
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Coverage by guarantee fund

Price Excludes

  • All flights (international and within South Africa, bookable via African Travels)
  • Meals/drinks not mentioned in the travel schedule
  • All Insurance (travel and/or cancellation)
  • Wine Tastings
  • All entrance fees and conservation fees for parks and attractions
  • Tips
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Meet & Greet service upon arrival
  • Car rental (bookable on request)


6 nights in small guesthouses and lodges based on meals as specified in the detailed itinerary

Pictures of Accommodation

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only run by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful and safe locations, they will contribute to your ultimate Africa experience. From small guesthouses, tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!


  • Minimum age car rental is 18


  • Car rental
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights
  • Pre planned activities

Day 1Paarl

Explore the Paarl/Franschhoek region in the heart of the Cape Winelands, on a wine tour before spending one night at Cascade Country Manor, Paarl – optional activities include wine tastings, visiting the magnificent Cathedral Cellar with its barrel-vaulted roof and large carved red wine vats;

Day 2Stellenbosch

Spend the at Eendracht Hotel – visit the wine farms in the Stellenbosch region, take a scenic hike through the winelands, do a guided bicycle tour of Stellenbosch and the vineyards or visit the wine farms with a hop off wine or a private wine tour, we will gladly assist in booking any of these.

Day 3Elgin Wine Valley

Overnight at South Hill Vineyard’s guest house in the heart of the Elgin Valley – visit the Elgin Wine farms, sample locally made craft cider and visit the UNESCO protected Kogelberg Reserve – other activities include swimming, apple-picking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, river cruises, ziplining, bird watching, wine tastings or just savour a glass of South Hill wine while relaxing;

Day 4Cape South Coast

Take a scenic drive towards lovely Arniston and spend the night at The Arniston Spa Hotel, next to a quaint old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves;

Day 5, 6De Hoop Nature Reserve

Your last 2 nights are spent at the outstanding De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve. There are plenty of things to do – whale-watching topping the list of course, day walks, guided bird walks, scenic game drives and top-quality wines from its Wine Cellar – in a silo.

Day 7End of itinerary

This is the end of your tour through the Western Cape. We hope you enjoyed this Cape Country Route!

* We highly recommend to enjoy a few nights in Cape Town in addition to above itinerary. Chat to us for more information and options!



Can we upgrade our rental car?

Yes, after confirmation we will contact you about additional requests. For example a rental car upgrade etc.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can use ZAR and your bank/credit card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and restaurants.

Can I book additional nights?

Yes you can. We can extent this trip. We can even include a Victoria Falls visit or Kruger Park safari.

Do I get my money back when the Robben Island excursion is cancelled due to storm?

Yes, if booked in advance via will try to move the excursion or we give you your money back if there is a lack of time.