Southern Cape Circle Route (3 nights) Time: Morning & afternoon
Day 1 Cape Town - Riebeek West(D)
Travel to Bloubergg beachfront for a post-card view of Table Mountain across the Bay. Continue up the West Coast then travel inland, through rolling savannah to Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West. This little bit of tranquility is set up against the Kasteelberg Mountain and boasts one of South Africa’s premier wine estates, “Allesveloren”. Overnight: Riebeek Valley Hotel, Table mount view
Day 2 Riebeek West- Stellenbosch (BD)
Travel via historic Tulbach with its lovely examples of Cape Dutch architecture through to Ceres, a fruit producing region. Then travel through the winelands of the Cape to historic Stellenbosch.Overnight: d’ Ouwe Werf.
Day 3 Stellenbosch - Haemaus (BD)
After selected wine tasting, visit Franschoek, know for its strong French-Huge-not history. Explore on your own indulge in some chocolate tasting before travelling to Haemanus, famous for its shore based whale watching (June to September). Your hotel is situated on the cliff above the ocean and walk across the road allows for some lovely views of the Atlantic. Ovenight:Auberge Burgundy
Day 4 Oudtshoorn - Cape Town (B)
Travel past the Huis River and Traouw Mountain Passes to the charming town of the Swellendam, and then into the apple orchirds in and around Grabouw. Arrive in Cape Town late this afternoon. (Drop offs at City Hotels or Cpae Town International Airport). Reverse departures begin in Cape Town and end in Port Elizabeth, with drop offs at city hotels or Port Elizabeth Airport.
Day 5 Stellenbosch - Haemaus(BD)
After a lazy breakfast, leave Hermanus and travel along the coast through holiday towns and villages such as Bett s Bay, Pringle Bay and then via Gordons Bay and the N2 Freeway all the way to Cape Town, arriving this afternoon.