The whale day (July to November)
From mid-July the whales return to our shores from the Antarctic. They stay along our Cape shores until the end of November to calve or mate in the warmer waters.
Come with us and encounter these gigantic yet gentle marine mammals on one of our seasonal tours. Our tour takes you along the coastline from Gordon’s Bay to Betty’s Bay, where we stop for a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
As the tour continues, you pass through the Hemel en Aarde (“heaven and earth”) Valley, where you have an opportunity for optional wine tasting at the prestigious Hamilton Russel Vineyards. Once in Hermanus, the old seaside village renowned for land-based whale watching, whales, galleries, markets and lunch (own account) await you.
We return to the city through the apple producing region of Elgin and over Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Spring flowers (August and September)
Visit the West Coast and view the incredible transformation of ordinary landscape into fields of spectacular wild flowers. After leaving Cape Town, there is the famous photo stop at Blaauwbergstrand for a panoramic view of Table Mountain.
The tour takes the Langebaan road towards the West Coast National Park where we visit Postberg Nature Reserve, a magical space, rich in fauna and flora. There you will delight in the wildflowers and game viewing (zebra, springbok, bontebok, eland and other antelope).
Lunch (own account) in the West Coast National Park, alongside the Langebaan Lagoon is a memorable experience, after which we return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Overnight flower tours are also available on request. Flower viewing is subject to favourable weather and seasonal conditions.