A charming 16th-century coaching inn
Within Thomas Hardy’s enchanting village of Evershot...
Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
‘SUP’ is hugely popular in Cape Town, with paddle-boarders exploring the crystal clear canals of the V&A Waterfront, admiring the city views from the Atlantic, or taking on one of the city’s many surf breaks. SUP rentals and guided tours are available year-round.
The waters of the Western Cape are home to dozens of cetacean species, from families of orca and resident pods of bottlenose dolphins to the southern right whales that migrate here from Antarctica during the winter months (June to September). While exceptional whale and dolphin sightings are often enjoyed from the hotel, boat-based whale-watching excursions are the most memorable way to admire these animals in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a unique perspective on Cape Town – also known as the ‘Tavern of the Seas’ – with a kayak tour along the city’s Atlantic Seaboard. Guided kayak tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Three Anchor Bay to explore the beautiful coastline stretching from the V&A Waterfront to Clifton. Close-up encounters with pods of dolphin are a regular highlight. If you’d prefer to go it alone, kayak rentals are available.