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Activities in the Winelands and Whale Coast

Activities in the Winelands and Whale Coast


When visiting the famous Cape Winelands visitors first thoughts turn, quite rightly, to the magnificent wine and food on offer, but for those looking to enjoy their visit in a slightly different way, then this is for you!  When visiting the Whale Coast of course, you are there for one reason, whales, but how about taking the chance to view the whales from a catamaran instead?

Winelands Cycle

A day in the winelands is always relaxing! Linking wine farms together with a slow meandering cycle along flat farm roads, explore the Franschhoek valley in a unique and memorable fashion. The cycling route is short and easy enough for anyone to complete with more challenging routes available for fitter cyclists.

After admiring the architecture as you cycle through the back roads of this quaint village you will make your way through the vineyards to stop for a wine tasting alongside bubbling streams. Continue along country lanes past horses and cattle, old and modern wine farms- where you will stop for another tasting- before ending with a picnic on beautifully manicured lawns. This is a great way to experience the true way of life of this historic region.

Winelands Canoe

This is a great day out! There is something special about paddling down a river taking in the scenery, bird life and the many farmlands that flank the banks of the river.  The tranquil Breede River paddle consists of some small rapids and fast flowing water through tree lined canals.   Fruit Juice and Muffins will greet you on arrival at the river and after a short briefing you will divide into pairs and head off in the stable two-man canoes.

There will be time to swim and drift along the river between paddling. Cool boxes with snacks and refreshments will be on hand to keep the energy levels up! Stop for a rest on the banks of the river along the way to enjoy the sounds of the prolific bird life.

Horse Trails

Take a scenic excursion through the hills and valleys of Franschhoek to the wine farms complete with wine tastings for a great outdoor break!

Segway Tours

Segway tours are a unique and fun experience. With a guide to show you the basics of riding and use their local knowledge to give you the best tour content. Enjoy the winelands on these Segway’s and experience an adventure like no other.

Shark Cage Diving

Gansbaai is famous for its high concentration of this infamous shark, which feed on seals from an island colony just off the mainland. Viewing the sharks from a cage in the water puts you right in their territory!

Whale Watching

View one of nature’s most intelligent creatures; the graceful and majestic whale. Departing from Hermanus on a specially designed catamaran you will have the opportunity to see whales and other sea life, including seals, penguins and dolphins in their natural environment.

Quad Biking

Follow off road tracks through the bush, across rivers, gullies and up mountainous terrain. We use 125cc automatic bikes, so that anybody can ride them without previous experience.  

For further information contact Southern Africa Travel to start planning your tailor-made luxury African safari vacation.


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