This tour is great because it incorporates 3 different tours in one.
Visit the Cheetah Outreach program and learn about this endangered animal that is the fastest land animal. Thereafter take a tour to a world famous wine farm where you will get the opportunity to taste some of the greatest wines produces in South Africa. Finish the day with a boat cruise in the False Bay, Gordon's Bay.
You will be picked up and dropped off free from your accommodation in the Helderberg basin area.
Come and meet the world’s fastest land animals.
Did you know?
The evolution of cheetahs can be traced back 4 million years.
Cheetahs are an endangered species, with less than 1 000 in South Africa and less than 7 500 in the world. The Cheetah Outreach project was established at Spier Wine Estate in 1997, but has since moved to Somerset West. Its aim is to address the conflict between cheetahs and South African farmers. Cheetahs need to eat and often their meal of choice is livestock like sheep. This has resulted in farmers killing them to protect their commercial interests.
The Cheetah Outreach breeds and trains Anatolian shepherd dogs, who have for centuries guarded flocks of sheep from predators such as cheetahs. Once trained, these dogs are given to farmers, ensuring that cheetahs find other sources of food and farmers can retain their livelihood. The funding for the breeding and training of these dogs, comes from the people who visit the Cheetah Outreach. You can get up close to these magnificent cats and learn all sorts of interesting facts about them. The tour guides at the facility are very passionate and knowledgeable - happy to answer any questions that visitors may have about cheetahs or Anatolian shepherds.
While only the trainers are permitted to handle the temperamental dogs, visitors can see them to get an idea of their size and shape.
The Cheetah Outreach not only provides employment opportunities for locals, but also excellent opportunities for South African and international volunteers. So come and meet these speedy predators.
Helderberg means “clear mountain” in Afrikaans. In the Helderberg there are 3 towns, Somerset West, Strand and Gordans Bay. Jagged peaks of the surrounding mountains and the sea , False Bay. Humbling in their stature, looming protectively over this picturesque settlement. Numerous grapes are grown in the region such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, and Pinotage.
Sunset Cruises are exclusive to the Helderberg & Stellenbosch region.
We pick up anywhere in the area and take our guests via the world famous Clarence Drive (voted top 3 most scenic drives in South Africa).
We stop at the Ocean’s "big 5” viewing spots, to watch for Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and Sharks from the look-out spots.
We will head up via the Steenbras Dam path to the top of the mountain for absolutely spectacular views of sun, sea and land.
It offers breathtaking views of Table mountain, the False bay and the Helderberg basin.
Then we take you to the old Gordon’s Bay harbour, where you board our boat / Yacht.