Wildlife and wine flights: the Cape Town minibreak
Small but mighty
2 HOTEL STAYS
8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS
per person, including transfers
(based on two people sharing)
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- Stay in the best Mr & Mrs Smith city stays and beachside boutique hotels (we'll always try to get you the best room or suite)
- Get to know the locals on a guided private tour of Cape Town's townships
- Whale-spotting from the clifftops in Hermanus
- Get a taste for local flavours with five private wine-tastings
- Breathtaking views of the Apostles Peaks and South Atlantic Ocean
- A private chauffeur to drive you through majestic mountain ranges and along the Hermanus Whale Route
Short, but oh so sweet…
Days 1–4: Cape Town
Your trip begins in the sunniest of South Africa’s three capitals. Immerse yourself in South African culture during your five-day stay in Cape Town. Get a taste for local life on a private tour of the area’s townships and over a traditional lunch with the locals. Spot springbok on a mini-safari, then sip your way around Stellenbosch with wine-tastings at not one, but three leading wineries.
HotelCape View Clifton
StyleUrban beach house
SettingCliffside Clifton Beaches
Cantilevered high above Clifton’s crescent-shaped coastline, Cape View Clifton is nestled between Lion’s Hill, the towering Twelve Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean – not a bad place to start your minibreak… Not to be upstaged by the sea views, the interiors include an ever-so-stylish arrangement of cool contemporary furnishings and a smattering of antiques.
Smith ExtraA picnic basket
Private guided tour of the Langa townships
Off-road wine tour over Table Mountain
Days 5–8: Hermanus
Swap cultural highs for clifftop views, swish city bars for cocktails along the coast, and the concrete kerbs of Cape Town for the sandy shores of Hermanus.
StyleBreezy boutique beach house
SettingPrivate Hermanus peninsula
Luxury hotel Birkenhead House is your hideout in Hermanus. Perched above the sandy shores of Voëlklip Beach, this cliffside boutique stay has a prime look-out point for whale-watching. Bring your binoculars and scout out pods of cetaceans frolicking off the coast, or do some splashing about of your own in the hilltop infinity pool.
Smith ExtraA fantastic private, candlelit dinner for two in the grounds
An exclusive tour and tasting in Newton Johnson Family Vineyards
When to go
Cape Town is an all-year-round destination; the temperature generally fluctuates between 20 degrees (June to November) and 25 degrees (December to May). Sunny days alternate with drenching downpours between June and November, although during this time whales can be spotted from the shores – well worth a soggy afternoon or two…
Book flights to and from Cape Town International Airport, the arrival and departure point of this trip. Our helpful Smith24 team can book flights to and from South Africa for you on request. All inland transfers in a private, chauffeured air-conditioned car are included.
A spare suitcase – or an empty cellar at home – will be needed for the bottles of wine collected on your trip. Bring binoculars for whale-watching at Birkenhead House, and slick city-wear for nights out on the (Cape) town.
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What if I want to add on a few extra nights or arrange a special meal? Can I add on a waterskiing lesson? I've always fancied that… And can we stay in the honeymoon suite instead?
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