Drive from vibrant Cape Town to the whale-watching mecca of Hermanus, before escaping inland to the Cape Dutch architecture and quiet vineyards of Franschhoek. Combine three of South Africa’s newest boutique properties – each one incorporating its own unique style.
- Explore Cape Town from the exclusive 21 Nettleton, which sits beneath the Twelve Apostles
- Experience some of the best land-based whale watching in the world
- Stay at the heart of the beautiful Winelands region, in quaint Franschhoek
- Take advantage of the numerous activities on offer; walk, cycle, horse ride, wine-taste and more
Spend several days exploring South Africa’s most exciting city, staying at 21 Nettleton – an elegant mansion that looks out over the Atlantic Ocean.
This boutique property is home to just four suites, providing an exclusive retreat that is within easy striking distance of the city’s sights. It perches on the rugged Cape coastline, with the dramatic Twelve Apostles Mountains rising behind.
Away from the secluded comfort of 21 Nettleton, set out to explore Cape Town and the surrounding area. Ascend Table Mountain by cable car for spectacular views of the city, visit Robben Island for a poignant insight into South Africa’s dark history or visit the busy V&A Waterfront for a taste of Cape Town’s vibrant gastronomy.
Leave Cape Town behind and drive a short distance to the quiet coastal town and whale-watching mecca of Hermanus. Between June and September the waters fill with migrating humpback and southern right whales, leading to some of the best land-based whale watching in the world.
Stay at the art-inspired Gregoire, which lies just inland from the town’s famous coastal Cliff Path. This relaxed, boutique hotel is decorated in a style that pays homage to its namesake, Gregoire Boonazier. Split into two beautiful villas, it is surrounded by lush lawns and a number of swimming pools.
Spend time spotting whales from the clifftop path, visit the penguins of Betty’s Bay and stroll on white-sand beaches. Away from the coast and the attractions of the ocean, explore the Fernkloof nature reserve and wander Hermanus’ bustling market.
Drive inland, into the valleys and vineyards of the Winelands. Head to quiet Franschhoek and stay at the ideally located Leeu House.
Positioned just off the town’s main street, this elegant Cape Dutch- style property is set back slightly, its entrance flanked by a pair of magnificent bronze sculptures. Inside, artwork and locally made furniture brightens the rooms.
Explore the streets of Franschhoek, with its shops and restaurants, as well as heading further afield. Wine-related activities abound in this iconic region, with countless vineyards to visit and a number of wine-tasting options available.
Also spend some time being a little more active: walk, cycle or horse-ride through the fertile valleys, which lie beneath impressive mountains.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This self-drive journey combines not just three of South Africa’s most beautiful locations, but also three of the country’s newest boutique properties. It focuses on just a small part of a vast country, yet incorporates an exciting variety of landscapes and activities – all whilst staying at fresh, stylish hotels.
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