Wine and Whales

Cape Town | Winelands | Whale Route

This 9 night tour begins in Cape Town, staying at Ellerman House (which has one of the best sea views in the city, if we don’t say so ourselves…). After exploring the Mother City’s popular tourist attractions escape to the Cape Winelands, where you’ll stay on one of the finest wine estates in the country, surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas and of course… great wine. You’ll end in Grootbos Nature Reserve, on the hills above Walker Bay – a prime whale watching region.

Your best chance of seeing whales is during Whale Season which runs between May and October annually.

- Itinerary -

  • Day 1-5 - Ellerman House

    4 nights | Ellerman House, Cape Town

    From Cape Town International Airport you will be transferred to Ellerman House for four tranquil nights on the Atlantic coast. During your stay in the Mother City, you’ll get to go on several day tours, exploring the city’s best attractions, such as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

    Accommodation: Superior House Room

  • Day 5-7 - Delaire Graff Estate

    2 nights | Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch

    Leaving the city behind, you’ll be transferred to the Winelands for a full day of wonder in the countryside before settling in at your accommodation for two nights – the magnificent Delaire Graff Estate. There’s plenty to do here, other than wining and dining, although Delaire’s restaurants will definitely lure you in. Visit monuments, go wine tasting, enjoy a day at the estate’s spa or roam its beautiful vineyards.

    Accommodation: Delaire Graff Estate

  • Day 7-10 - Grootbos Forest Lodge

    3 nights | Grootbos Forest Lodge, Whale Route

    From the Winelands you will travel to the award-winning 5 star Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where you’ll stay for three nights in Forest Lodge, with exquisite ocean and mountain views. There’s plenty to do here – for instance, head out on a whale watching cruise or hop on a boat to Dyer Island and look out for great white sharks, humpback whales, seals and dolphins. On your last day you’ll head back to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey.

    Accommodation: Grootbos Forest Lodge

Superior House Room

Ocean View Room


Sun-filled and inviting, this room features some of the best ocean views through the large bay windows (no terrace).

Size: 30 square metres / 323 square feet


  • En-suite bathroom, satellite TV, Air Conditioning & heated floors
  • Fully inclusive breakfast
  • Uncapped Wireless Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Fully stocked in-room bar and snack drawer with our selection of luxury brands
  • All beverages, including spirits and beer (excluding wine and Champagne)
  • Daily sunset cocktails and canapés
  • 24h Guest Pantry stocked with in-between meal options
  • Return airport transfers

Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Estate on a sloping mountain pass near Stellenbosch is without doubt one of the most exquisite wine estates in the Winelands, with a view over the dramatic mountains, vineyards and lush gardens from just about anywhere on the estate. It is truly one for romantics – imagine wine and cheese tasting on the balcony, couples massages in the Spa, lazing by your suite’s private plunge pool… You’ll feel a million miles away from everything else. Delaire has its own wine cellar and two fine dining restaurants.

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge is situated in the Grootbos Nature Reserve, only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus on the way to the world-renowned Garden Route. Grootbos is home to the “Marine Big Five”, a place where nature and tranquility meet. It is an ideal romantic getaway surrounded by nature. The lodge has luxury suites tucked away in the Milkwood Forest, with sweeping views of fynbos hills and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay.

All the tours listed on the Ellerman House website can be tailor-made to fit your style, budget and time constraints. Whether you’d like a chauffeur, a private chef, your own dedicated game ranger or even a private jet, simply contact one of our expert travel planners who will tailor-make your African adventure of a lifetime.

- Price From -

Prices quoted are per person sharing and are subject to availability, exchange rate fluctuations and seasonality. Bookings for Ellerman House only will be quoted in ZAR.

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