Tilly’s Tours, Transfers & Events!

 

WHALE TOUR (June to November) – FULL DAY

Highlights:
Gordon’s Bay
Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
Hermanus
Land based whale watching
Elgin
Sir Lowry’s Pass

Hermanus lies along the shores of Walker Bay near the Southernmost tip of Africa, and where two oceans meet. It is also the whale viewing capital of the world. En route we will pass through the harbour town of Gordon’s Bay with breathtaking sea and mountain views.  The picturesque apple orchards and vineyard of Elgin are also a highlight of the tour and we will stop at some of the farm stalls, craft shops and for coffee.  Hermanus is the home to the Southern Right Whales which frequent our shores annually from June to November.  Nature lovers from all over the world come here to view the magnificent creatures which can grow up to 17m (56ft) with weights that exceed 50 tons.  Hermanus has several headland points for land based viewing of these awesome creatures as they come to within 20 meters of the shore, or you can take the whale boat ride (price extra) to get really close to them. We travel back through Sir Lowry’s Pass where we stop at the top for a panoramic view of the Helderberg side of False Bay.

WEST COAST WILD FLOWER TOUR (Aug to Sept) – FULL DAY

Highlights:

Bloubergstrand
West Coast National Park – Postberg Nature Reserve
Darling – Tienie Versfeld Flower Reserve
Langebaan or Yzerfontein is an option for a seaside lunch
West Coast Ostrich Ranch or Durbanville Wine Regions – time permitting

From August to September the West Coast is transformed into an unbelievable kaleidoscope of colour and you then know…. It’s Spring time!!  We start the tour by making a quick stop at Bloubergstrand for those postcard photos of Table Mountain.  We then make our way to the West Coast National Park which is a spectacular park and you will enjoy a leisurely trip to Postberg which is a must-see place for every eco-tourist, with rich fauna and flora, Cape fynbos and plenty natural history to discover.  Besides the brilliantly-hued flowers, we also encounter a number of Bontebok, Eland and Wildebeest (Gnu). With luck we may even catch a glimpse of the shy nocturnal steenbok or the harmless bat-eared fox.  As we head back to Cape Town, we will stop at the Tienie Versfeld Flower Reserve nearby Darling, where we will enjoy the beauty that this natural wonderland has been transformed into.  During Darling’s festival time we can attend their orchard or wildflower exhibitions.  Alternatively we can stop in the sea-side village of Yzerfontein or Langebaan which offer fresh and delicious seafood such as snoek, crayfish and mussels.

When winding our way back towards Cape Town and if time permits, we’ll tour through the beautiful Durbanville Wine Region to enjoy a wine tasting of premium quality South African Sauvignon Blanc wines, a favoured production for this wine region due to the cool sea breezes off the Atlantic Ocean.  Another option is to visit the West Coast Ostrich Ranch where you can interact with these animals while you enjoy a glass of wine.  Tours are customizable so please enquire to make sure the right tour is scheduled for you. Picnic baskets are available on request.

 







 

 

 

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