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Vine hopper - Southern route

Stellenbosch

Activity Description

Some of the highlights of the Southern route include great wines at famous Neethlingshof, enjoying a Brandy Tasting tour at the Van Ryn Brandy Distillery where the cooper shows off his ancient art of barrel making, different pairings available at Spier, or go pet an Eagle at Spier Eagle encounters. Relax with beautiful views at Haskell or a red wine and port tasting at Alto. Kleine Zalze is always a great way to end the day with a delicious wine tasting overlooking the Stellenbosch Mountain

Operates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows:
8:45, 9:30; 11:00; 12:30; 13:50; 15:00
(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenClosed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's day and Sundays. Please contact us for group bookings on Sundays
WhereWe start with collections at central Stellenbosch Guesthouses 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please make sure to be ready at your guesthouse for collection from 15 minutes before departure time if you provided us with your Stellenbosch Central guesthouse name on booking. Otherwise you can meet us at the Tourism Info office at 47 Kerk/Church Street Wine Route Office (Cape Town pick ups can be arranged at an additional fee if available. Please contact us to arrange this!)
WeatherOnly extreme weather conditions will have an impact on the tour
What to WearWear something comfortable with comfortable shoes
Things to BringBring your camera or phone, a hat and some sunscreen. Drink a lot of water during the day and be open to meet other people.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Transport and driver.
Collection in Stellenbosch.
Collections in Cape Town area can be arranged at an additional fee.

Exclusions

Wine tastings rates are not included but it ranges from R25.00 to R65.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability at a once of fee of R 700 per pick up location. Includes return transfer.
Cape Town collections can only be done in the mornings at 8:30- 9:00 and return only after tour has ended leaving Stellenbosch at 17:15-17:30

Notes

The Vine Hopper day ticket is the most cost effective way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route. You can decide on what you want to do on the different farms and pay for tastings, tours or activities as you go along.

Please be ready for pick up at your Stellenbosch Central Guesthouse 15 minutes before departure time! You can also meet us at the Tourism Info office at 36 Market Street.

This is a great way to still be independent and not linked to a group but having the comfort of being transported, enabling you to enjoy your tastings at your own time without worries of how you are getting home!

Customer Reviews

We had such a good time in Stellenbosch using the Vine hopper. Before we went the communication was great - we weren't sure where we'd be staying or where we needed to head back to and they were super helpful and flexible. On the day, the small buses were great, we could decided where we wanted to go, and all the guides were bright and fun and helpful. Particularly nearer the end of the day - they made sure no one was left behind! We weren't sure which route to choose but my guess is all the vineyards are good - the five we visited were! Just be careful that not all vineyards serve food, certainly not later in the day. I'd use this service again and would recommend. - Jackie


Very good activity - very pleasants trips between the different wineries, with some very helpful and arranging drivers and staff. Very much recommended!! - Antoine Esclatine


We liked the tour. You have to plan your time well, as it is quite 'stressy' when you have just 1hr per tasting. But it was fun and Marshall was really nice and fun! - Karina


We did the Southern route of the Vine hopper a couple of weeks ago. We found this a lovely way to experience the wineries of Stellenbosch. The transport gives you what you need to be able to drink as much wine as you like without having to drive, and has just enough flexibility so that you could still have some freedom of choice in terms of how long you spend at each winery. We had a mix on our trip between people who tried to see as many as possible and others who were happy to just do 1 or 2 in the day and have a leisurely time. The drivers were clear in their instructions and very polite and friendly. They also picked us up and dropped us back at our accommodation, which was very handy. Would definitely recommend if you want to spend a day exploring the wineries of Stellenbosch and don't want to drive! - Rebecca Lane


We thought the Vine Hopper service was excellent. We found that two vineyards, with lunch in between, was sufficient for us, although most people did more. It was great to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel! - Brian Patterson




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