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Accommodation along the Garden Route. Photo: Upplev Sydafrika
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Golf packages, Fancourt Golf. Photo: Jan Hansen
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Deluxe bath room at The Silo, Cape Town. Photo: Royal Portfolio
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Great White Shark diving in Gansbaai. Photo: Upplev Sydafrika
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Lyxury Guest house in Hermanus. Photo: Upplev Sydafrika
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Helicopter tour in the wine regions. Photo: Upplev Sydafrika
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Safari close to Port Elizabeth. Photo: Upplev Sydafrika
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Photo: Leif Hansen
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OUR SERVICES / CONCIERGE

Upplev Sydafrika can assist with the following services:

Upplev Sydafrika can assist with the following services:

BASIC PACKAGES


Accommodation according to selected price category

When booking accommodation in Western Cape, South Africa, there are a few different categories to choose from, of which the most common are: Hotels, Boutique hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Wine Estate/hotel. Hotels in cities are generally larger and accommodate children of all ages. Some include breakfast in the price. Hotels are available in all price ranges. Boutique hotels are usually smaller, of good standard and a bit more pricy. Bed & Breakfast (B&B) are usually smaller than hotels and always include breakfast in the price. B&B’s in all price ranges. Guesthouse usually include breakfast and sometimes offers self catering – rooms mostly with a small kitchen, not including breakfast. Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse is generally of high standard and the price is usually given per person. Some Boutique hotels and B&B/Guesthouse do not accommodate children under 12 years and younger. It is a special experience to stay at a Wine Estate/hotel and in the winelands there are many Wine Estates in different price category.

Upplev Sydafrika assist in booking holiday and long term renting in Western Cape.

High season and especially the “peak” season in December/January is very popular and require accommodation booking far in advance. Low season from May to August offers better prices on accommodations.

Contact Upplev Sydafrika and we will assist in booking well selected accommodation.


Safari/Game Reserve

Experience the most exciting safari in one of the private reserves near Cape Town, around Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province and the world’s oldest and largest national parks, the Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa. If you are lucky you will see the “Big 5”, rhino, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and a variety of other animals as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, zebras, crocodiles, antelopes… We give you the best advice and assist in bookings.

Upplev Sydafrika have visited approximately 70 different lodges in The Greater Kruger National Park. Find the lodges that we recommend: SAFARI IN THE GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.

Read more about EXPERIENCE SAFARI.


Rent a car

We assist in booking your rental car. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to be able to drive yourself around, while we arrange the practical aspects of your trip. The infrastructure in Western Cape Province is very similar to that found in Europe. Hiring a car is affordable (left hand traffic is the rule) and a European driver’s license is accepted. Please note that at some gas stations, petrol should be paid for in cash (not credit card). Upplev Sydafrika in cooperation with Auto Europe guarantees you a low price on car hire. If you rather wish to book a transport that takes you between the cities we are happy to assist with booking.

 

ACTIVITIES


Guided Private Tours including transport

Book a full day private tour of the scenic Cape of Good Hope route, visiting points of interest en route. Pick up at your Hotel, drive around the Peninsula to Cape Point, Table Mountain cableway, Camps Bay and its strip and beaches, Hout Bay harbour with Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak drive, Wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards or Steenberg, Horse riding on Noordhoek Beach, Visit ostrich farm, Hike to Cape Point View site or Cape of Good Hope, Penguins at Boulder’s Beach, Walkabout in fishing harbour village of Kalk Bay, Summer swim at Muizenberg beach, Whale watching (Sept to mid Dec), Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Memorial above University of Cape Town. Book a Town Ship Tour, visit an Orphanage.

Let us tailor-make your tour – Contact Upplev Sydafrika for more information.


Whale watching

Only a few meters from land, along the cliff paths, one can see playful whales in the bay, which makes Hermanus one of the best places in the world where you can watch these magnificent creatures. The whales can be best seen during the period starting in June until the beginning of of December. In September the whole town prepares itself for the whale festival and thousands of tourists from around the world are present to celebrate the magnificent Southern Right whale’s arrival. Book a Whale walk tour or if you wish to see the whale up close, we can arrange a boat tour with one of Hermanus’  licensed boat operators. Information about the Southern Right Whale.

Read more about EXPERIENCE HERMANUS.


Hiking

Hiking in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch: For the health and fitness lover. Seemingly innocent, this trail affords the hiker with a good work-out, all along the slopes of the vine-clad hills, with commanding views of both sides of the Devon Valley. Abundant fresh air and meticulously kept vineyards against the backdrop of the magnificent Stellenbosch mountains, lure the hiker to linger at Middelvlei, a wine estate steeped in the history of wine-making pioneers. Do the trail on foot or on a mountain-bike.

Green Mountain Trail, Overberg: Experience an memorable hike among fynbos (coastal and mountain shrubs) and vines in the Elgin Valley. A total of 60 km hike, four night/four day slack pack trail, in an striking natural beauty among flora and fauna. The accommodation is of high standard and the locally produced wine and food are exquicite. The hiking include local guides, accommodation, meals (excluding drinks), wine tastings.

In Hermanus, there is a 50 km network of trails where sea meets mountains. Hike in the unspoiled natural beauty of fynbos and enjoy spectacular views overlooking Hermanus and Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Join a guided tour and choose between an easier or more advanced hiking terrain.

In Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, you will find  Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, which is known to be one of the most picturesque gardens in the world. The garden landscape (includes 36 hectares) is beautifully situated in the eastern part of Table Mountain and accommodates more than 7,000 of the 22,000 native species in South Africa. From the Botanical Garden there is a spectacular hike – Skeleton gorge – to the top of Table Mountain, with stunning views over the city.

Read more about HIKING TRIPS.


Wine Tours

Stellenbosch/Franschhoek/Paarl: Book a private half or full day wine tour. The tour include all tasting, cellar tour fees and transport from the accommodation. The tours are tailored to your needs and let us know what wines you usually enjoy, regions you would like to visit and any other preferences you may have.

Read more about EXPERIENCE THE CAPE WINELANDS.

Book a wine tour to beautiful lush Constantia in Cape Town and visit the oldest and most magnificent wineries in the country.

Few people have discovered the more genuine and less commercial wine district around Hermanus. Hermanus and the surrounding wine district is therefore less touristic and less exploited. Enjoy a fantastic wine tour in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, the second southernmost wine district in South Africa. The variation of wines is large and the award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are world class. Many of the vineyards offer picnics.


Great White Shark diving

Approximately 2 hours drive from Cape Town and 40 minutes drive from Hermanus lies the world-famous “shark-town” Gansbaai. Experience a close encounter with the Great White Shark from a cage. The tour takes half a day and start early in the morning.

citatteckenSeeing the greatest and one of the oldest animal species on the planet is truly a unique, awe-inspiring and a humbling experience. Most people arrive with fear and trepidation and leave with admiration and a newfound respect for these majestic animals…
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— Shark Diving Unlimited


Helicopoter Tours

Book your Scenic Air Ventures or Tailor-Made Charter by Airplane or Helicopter.


Cornellskop Farm

Visit the Cornellskop Farm and experience cheetahs running at full speed. See lions, zebras, ostriches and much more. Cornellskop Farm lies approx. 40 minutes from Hermanus, 5 km Down Van der Stel Pass from Bot River. Tours by appointment only.


Horseback riding

Rooisand Nature Reseve is located near Kleinmond, 70 minutes from Cape Town and 35 minutes from Hermanus. Enjoy a ride in amazing scenery on the beach, among the wild horses or take the opportunity to take some riding lessons. Book a 1,5 hour of riding on the beach or a longer trip if you want to include a picnic (about 3-4 hours trip).

 

CONCIERGE PACKAGES


Restaurants/Vineyards

Around the Western Cape there are many great restaurants of various kinds. We handpick unforgettable gourmet experiences and make reservations for lunch and/or dinner. In the choice of restaurants, we focus on the modern kitchen that is growing in popularity today. Renowned chefs who embrace international trends, combined with national cuisine. We also choose restaurants with a focus on the exciting traditional African cuisine. Common to the selected restaurants is that they are affordable and always serve fresh commodities year a round. We help to select a number of special vineyards around the winelands, all of which will have special character: some for their distinct farms and others for their fine wine.

Please contact Upplev Sydafrika for more information regarding bookings for restaurants and vineyards.


Golf packages

Upplev Sydafrika offer the following concierge packages:

We assist in booking golf fee and up to 5 bookings we charege R700

We assist in booking golf fee, 6 and more bookings we charge R1500