Golf, safari and wine tasting – Arabella & Hermanus

Hermanus, the world’s foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman’s village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world’s foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.

  • The variety of nature
  • Golf on some the best Golf Courses in the Western Cape with the best views
  • Encountering The Big 5
  • Whales & Wine Tour
  • Relaxing in the top 5★ establishments there is to offer

Breakfast, some lunches and dinner included

Drinks to your own account

ITINERARY

Order of days and some minor changes can occur depending on availability and season.

Day 0
leaving Sweden

Leave a cold Sweden in the evening and wake up in South Africa

We recommend to book a night flight to South Africa so you arrive in the morning to get the most out of your time South Africa and Sweden share a time zone so  don’t worry about jetlag.

Day 0
RELAX

Arrival at the Arabella Hotel & Spa

An exciting adventure awaits at the Arabella Hotel & Spa. Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, close to Hermanus’ world-famous whale watching destinations, the hotel invites you to explore a distinctive combination of luxury and convenience. Discover contemporary accommodation and a wide range of five-star amenities.

We showcase exquisite on-site dining options, an award winning spa, a fully equipped fitness center, multiple swimming pools and more. In addition, our signature golf course is ranked in the top 10 in all of South Africa. Our fantastic location in Hermanus places you just an hour away from Cape Town, and near a wide selection of outdoor activities. Allow the Arabella Hotel & Spa to set a new standard for luxur

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The Arabella Hotel & Spa

Hermanus – A gateway to the sprawling vineyards of Hemel en Aarde Valley, The Arabella Hotel and Spa in Hermanus overlooks one of the best rated Golf courses in South Africa, as well as a rare, protected wildlife reserve.

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Day 1 – Relax

Accomodation – The Arabella Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive – Dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Arabella Hotel & Spa, Transfers from Cape Town International

Day 1
GOLF or SPA

Arabella golf course

The Estate is home to one of the top ranked golf courses in South Africa, with pristine grass, tricky sand traps and challenging water hazards.  Designed by Peter Matkovich, the golf course has been enjoyed by celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson and professional golfers like Ernie Els and Gary Player.

The fabled 18-hole, Par 72 Championship course has consistently been ranked in the top 10 courses in South Africa. The 8th hole has been described as one of the most beautiful par 5′s in South Africa and the 18th hole was rated one of the finest finishing holes in the country.

The Golf Club offers a fully stocked pro shop, warm up range, putting and chipping green, half way house and golf club bar, as well as secure lockers rooms and showers, golf carts and golfing clinics and coaching by our Pro.

The Course is open from 7am to sunset daily in summer and from 8am to sunset in winter. An official handicap is not required to play our course, however an understanding of etiquette, golf rules and pace of play is required

Day 2 – Golf or Spa

Activity – Enjoy a round of golf at Arabella golf course or relax at the amazing Spa.

Accomodation – The Arabella Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive – Dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Arabella Hotel & Spa

Day 2
AQUILA GAME RESERVE

Safari

A South African experience you won´t forget.

Named after the endangered black or verreaux eagle (Aquila verreauxii), Aquila’s story began in 1999 when its owner, Searl Derman, driven by a desire to share his passion for the wild with Cape Town, set about searching for the perfect piece of land to re-introduce the Big 5 to the Western Cape. He was fortunate enough to come across a nature reserve that would later become Aquila Private Game Reserve.

Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000 hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve.

Aquila’s purpose is to protect and preserve Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife and is fully committed to social upliftment, job creation, skills development and various sustainable empowerment programmes. Creating the ideal, sustainable balance between nature conservation and the empowerment of the local community of Touws River is at the core of how Aquila operates.

Day 3 – Safari

Activity – Safari, Lunch included

Accomodation – The Arabella Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Arabella Hotel & Spa

 
Day 3
TRAVEL TO HERMANUS

Take a short 30 Minute Transfer from Arabella to Hermanus. Check in at The Marine , the Autograph’s Collection pristine Hotel on the Coast, a breathtaking view over the sea will keep you captivated.

Marine Hotel & Spa

This hotel overlooks the ocean

Hermanus – The Marine offers a host of facilities to ensure the most comfortable of stays – take advantage of the heated hotel pool and marine tidal pool, indulgent Carchele Spa, luxury boutique and travel desk.

The rooms and suites boast wonderful views and offer luxury sea- side living at its best. The package includes a shared standard deluxe room.

DAY 4 – TRAVEL TO HERMANUS

Activity – Day of Leisure / Shopping

Accomodation – Marine Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive – Breakfast & Dinner at The Marine Hotel & Spa, Transfer to Hermanus

 
Day 4
GOLF OR SPA IN HERMANUS
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Wonderfull golf course by the sea

Hermanus golf club – On the southern coast of the African continent 120km to the west of Cape Town lies a quaint seaside fishing village that is home to the whales who annually return to its waters when calving and the equally impressive Hermanus Golf Course. South Africa’s premiere course architect, Peter Matkovich recently had the chance to play an important role in upgrading the clubs existing 18 holes to an impressive 27 holes and he grabbed it with both hands.

The new nine have aided the course in providing modern yet classically deigned holes that challenge the pro’s and offer unsurpassed reward to the amateur. The greens are of the highest standards and fairways will have your heart fluttering. Add the occasional swirling wind into the mix and you have got yourself an opponent.

The course doesn’t only challenge however, you are rewarded, hole after hole, with panoramic views that overlook the sparkling ocean and adding to the charm of the course is the ability to see the seasonal whales splashing about as you go about your game. During the whale season and holidays Hermanus’ population swells 5 fold yet despite the radical increase of feet on the fairways the club has built a solid reputation for having impressive year round playing standards.

 

If you don’t feel for golf, you can spend a day at the hotel’s Spa.

Day 5 – Golf or Spa in Hermanus

Golf or Spa -Hermanus Golf Club or Day in the SPA at Marine Hotel

Accomodation – Marine Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive -Breakfast & Dinner at The Marine Hotel & Spa

Day 5
WHALES & WINES
Wine farm with an restaurant in Hermanus, South Africa

Whale Watching

An exhilarating two-hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales.  Depending on conditions and recent sightings, you could find yourself exploring the coast towards De Plaat or the sandy beaches of Hawston, in search of the stars of the whale watching trip – Southern Right Whales. On the way to our whale watching area we regularly encounter two different whale species inhabiting these waters, Humpback and Bryde’s whales.   Each trip is different, which makes the experience even more exciting! !  When we set out from the harbour we never know exactly what kind of whales wait for us out at sea on that particular day. While you enjoy your whale watching we will serve you crisps and cold drinks.

Wine Tasting

The Hermanus Wine Route is situated along R320, the famous wine route winds through valleys covered in multi-coloured vineyards. The Hemel en Aarde Valley is your best option if you are looking to go wine tasting in Hermanus. Here are the 17 wine estates in Hermanus that will delight your palate with their award winning wines!​

Day 6 – Whales & wines

Activity – Whale Watching & Wine Tasting, Transfer and Tour inclusive of lunch

Accomodation – Marine Hotel & Spa 5★

Inclusive – Breakfast & Dinner at The Marine Hotel & Spa

 
Day 6
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

Day 7 – ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

Pack your bags for the transfer to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to catch the flight back to Sweden.

 

Inclusive – Breakfast, Transfer back to Cape Town

We to book a night flight back to Sweden

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Additional information

Minimum

4 people

Terms

Subject to availability

Nights

7

Places

Hermanus

Price includes

6 nights 5★ accommodation

Breakfast, lunch (some) and dinner daily

1 Big Game Safari

1 Cape Town Tour or 1 Cape Peninsula Tour

1 Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Tasting

2 Golf Days or SPA treatments

Transfers

Price exlude

Flights, Travel insurance, Some Lunches, Drinks, Tip

Please note that all bookings, quotes and enquires are subject to availability of the Hotel and Golf Course. We require five working days to respond regarding the availability.

 
Managed and Hosted by Coastline Events & Travel in partnership with Utforska Sydafrika, bringing you first class accommodation partners, fine dining food and service and the best of the best golf courses in the most magical country of South Africa. With travel experiences stretched from beautiful blue oceans and sunniest beaches to the warm fair ways of the Coast. We look forward to welcoming you here, where you will feel like you are home, but just a whole lot warmer.
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Please note that all bookings, quotes and enquires are subject to availability of the Hotel and Golf Course. We require five working days to respond regarding the availability.