Seasonal whale watching in Hermanus, combined with a safari to a reserve that has white lions.



Destination: South Africa

COST Minimum 2 Pax
FROM PPS: ZAR 39 880.00
INCLUDED 3 Nights accommodation at Birkenhead House in a luxury suite including three meals a day, full mini-bar, local beverages and house wines, all teas & coffees, laundry and in-house shuttle service into the town of Hermanus
2 Nights accommodation at Dwyka Tented Lodge on a fully inclusive basis, including three meals per day, a limited selection of house beers, wines & soft drinks, all on-drive snacks and beverages and internal transfers between the lodge and welcome lounge.
1 x Marine Big 5 boat cruise. Morning cruise includes coffee, tea and muffins on arrival and a light lunch after the trip. Afternoon cruise includes light lunch before the trip followed by soup and bread. Both options also include a visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.
Car rental (it is our experience that car rental is more cost-effective if booked with international flights; however should you want us to include the costs, please speak to your consultant)
Travel insurance
Optional excursions
Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, curio shop purchases, additional activities, wellness treatments, laundry, gratuities
Wine tastings on the Hemel-and-Arde route, as well as any purchases at the wine estates.
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes

Day 1

Birkenhead House, Hermanus

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and assisted in collecting your rental vehicle. Make your way to Hermanus, where accommodation will be arranged for you for the next three nights.

Overnight at Birkenhead House in a Luxury Suite on a full board basis

2 & 3

Day 2 & 3

Birkenhead House, Hermanus

The next two days are spent at leisure in and around Hermanus. The Hemel-and-Aarde wine valley is a definite recommend, if you are a wine lover. With some of the best wine estates in South Africa found in this valley, it is well worth the visit.

Hermanus is also historically an area where whales can be found between May to November. Take a boat cruise to get a little closer to the giants of the ocean.

Overnight at Birkenhead House in a Luxury Suite on a full board basis

4 & 5

Day 4 & 5

Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona

After breakfast and once you have checked out, make your way further north to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This will be home for the next two nights

Once you have checked in and settled into your suite, late afternoon tea/coffee is served before your late afternoon / early evening game drive. Snacks and drinks are served during the game drive, and dinner is enjoyed once you get back to the lodge.

Your rate includes two nature drives daily and guided wilderness walks, so either join them, or spend time at your suite just relaxing over the next two days.

Overnight at Dwyka Tented Lodge on a fully inclusive basis


Day 6


Depending on your onward arrangements, make your way back to Cape Town once you have checked out of the lodge

Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides luxury accommodation for those seeking time out to relax and recharge body and mind. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just metres from the shore. The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. The all-inclusive rate means that guests never need to leave the comfort of Birkenhead House, where all meals and drinks are included.

Dwyka Lodge, Sanbona

Opulent and romantic Dwyka Tented Lodge is embraced by striking rock formations and set in the horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine that is framed by a beautifully weathered landscape. The spacious lounge and dining areas boast stylish, modern interiors, wooden decks that make the most of the glorious setting and a boma for dining under the stars. The accommodation is luxurious and private. Each of the nine luxury tents has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with a heated plunge pool, which epitomises the romance of a pioneering wilderness adventure.