Discover the incredible Cape Overberg in 5 days:
Day 1: Elgin Valley
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town near Elgin Valley through the scenic Viljoens Pass in the Cape Overberg you will discover the Cape Canopy Tour that offers zip lining in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Zip line above flora that forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and above waterfalls and rugged canyons.
The Country Café at Cheverells offers fresh and vibrant cele- bration of flavours derived from nature and the abundant life on an Elgin apple farm. The menu is seasonal and designed by Gourmet Chef Laura Truter.
An array of wine tasting options and delightful pairings are available Wednesday to Sunday. The skilled wine tasting am- bassadors will guide you through a tailored wine tasting or wine pairing in English and Afrikaans.
South Hill Vineyards offers a luxury farm-stay experience with three luxury accommodation options in Elgin – enjoy one of six luxurious, spacious rooms in the Guest House; or relax in the tranquil, romantic one bedroom Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage. South Hill’s latest unique House Boat, Stokies Ark is perfect for the fun filled family or friends getaway, on the main dam, it sleeps 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 kids. Plenty of water toys, great fishing or simply sit back on the comfortable beanbag cushions.
Day 2: Botrivier – Greyton
By far the best place to taste Beaumont’s range of wines is by sitting on their stoep. Here you can truly sit back and take your time to watch the farm at work and soak up the Beaumont atmosphere. A visit to the tasting room is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of cellar door specials, limited releases and unusual wines. Take a tour through the historical cellar and if luck is on your side, you might get a taste of something special from barrel. Farm platters with cured meats, local cheeses and home-made spreads as well as seasonal soups are available during tasting room hours.
Wildekrans Wine Estate’s destination restaurant for a country gour- met experience is a ‘go-to’ for special occasions, beautiful food, and relaxed family dining. The Restaurant features contemporary dining and elegant service, with a menu showcasing a true Overberg food experience of taste driven signature dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients, along with a selection of casual classic dishes for easy family-dining. Guests may choose to dine on the terrace, which offers a spectacular setting and memorable ambience, or enjoy the beautiful decor inside with a fascinating view of the kitchen and pass.
When in Greyton, one has to go Chocolate Shopping! Visit the Von Geusau Chocolate Shop at The Courtyard, where you’ll also find the Oak and Vigne Café and the Vigne Art Gallery. The iconic Von Geusau Chocolates are hand-made in Greyton in the Belgian tradition from the best quality couverture and to top it all you can over-indulge in a decadent, thick chocolate drink at the Oak and Vigne Cafe
With an emphasis on personalised service and attention to detail, Greyton Lodge offers guests a selection of 16 luxurious rooms, a breakfast restaurant, wine lounge, library and an historic pool, all set amongst the lush, manicured gardens of the property.
Day 3: Hermanus
Explore the magic of Walker Bay's unique coastline with its abundant marine life up close and personal in stable kayaks in the company of an experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while enjoying a view of the majestic mountain, sea cliffs and marine life
An awesome addition to the local restaurant scene in Hermanus. Ficks is an outdoor eatery right on the sea, with wrap-around decks overlooking the sparkling tidal pool of the same name. The eatery and wine bar has brought new life to the 1930s tidal pool, inviting guests to unwind and soak up the serene ocean scenery.
Boot-up to walk through a working abalone farm. See the abalone up close in their natural and farmed environment. Enjoy a tasting of this delicacy in various forms, paired with a selection of local wines.
Auberge Burgundy is a charming Provençal style boutique hotel, cen- trally located on the seafront promenade of Hermanus, overlooking the picturesque Old Harbour and spectacular Walker Bay, famous for its natural beauty and whale watching.
Day 4: Gansbaai
A fun-filled off-road outdoor excursion in Walker Bay Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. Enter Walker Bay Nature Reserve as a first stop is the beautiful and fascinating Klipgat caves. These caves offer a glimpse into the life of early man and the wild cliffs and rock formations
make for great photography. The real fun begins from the caves as you make your way down a sandy, twisty off-road trail through the fynbos to the edge of the magnificent white sand dunes. You will have some time to enjoy the beauty of the late afternoon on the sand dunes before heading down towards the point where the rugged, rocky lime- stone cliff faces and ever-changing beaches off the Atlantic Ocean meet. The 4x4 trail follows a series of rocky outcroppings separated by beautifully secluded beaches. Along this trail your guide will show you a few of his favourite beaches and hidden spots for spectacular photo opportunities worthy of any Insta profile... This is where your guide will set up your optional "Local is Lekker" platter for you to enjoy surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Enjoy delicious food and spectacular scenery at this charming, cosey restaurant with stunning views over Walker Bay.
Enter the natural habitat of the Marine Big 5 in South Africa, for the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, penguins, seals and great white sharks.
Whale Huys Luxury Eco Villa is a beautiful self-catering accommoda- tion with unobstructed ocean views over Walker Bay, stretching from the quiet fisherman’s village of Gansbaai to Hermanus and beyond. Fall asleep and wake to the sound of the waves gently lapping at the rocks below, while a myriad of bird species enjoy the bounty of the surrounding natural fynbos plant life. Nestled in nature and with four well-appointed bedrooms (all ensuite), Whale Huys Eco Villa is the perfect holiday accommodation choice for large families, groups of friends or even couples looking for a private getaway.
Day 5: Stanford
Klein River Cheese Farmstead is a celebration of cheese, picnics and family and exists to unleash the inner artisan in every one of us. They are not just creating cheese and picnics but inspiring chefs and ro- mantics, nature lovers and healthy, family-centred ambassadors. Visit Klein River Cheese's Cheese & Wine Cellar at Birkenhead Brewery where you'll find all of your Klein River Cheese favourites and more
Located at Stanford Hills, The Tasting Room is a wonderful breakfast and lunch venue, popular with locals and visitors alike. A renovated original farm cottage is the setting for the charming tasting and bar area, with views over a dam to the Stanford valley beyond.
Hop aboard Lady Stanford for a scenic cruise along the Klein River to- ward the Hermanus Estuary bird sanctuary, and back. Lady Stanford is a spacious eco-friendly riverboat offering a sheltered lower deck and open-top deck, perfect for the ultimate photo opportunities.
Stanford Valley Guest Farm nestles in the valley of the Klein Rivier, 10km outside Stanford village. The farm offers comfortable accom- modation in 7 self-catering cottages (of which 2 are family cottages) and 10 large en-suite rooms. Enjoy this safe and peaceful haven, have an exhilarating swim in the large dam or go hiking. Don’t be surprised if you startle a duiker or rheebokkie on the way!