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Vine hopper - Eastern route


Activity Description

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.
The Eastern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch operates every day Monday to Friday and showcases some of the best wines and views Stellenbosch has to offer. Experience the splendour of the Helshoogte pass and it’s wine farms on this tour. Start your day with a unique Chocolate and wine pairing at Lanzerac, Enjoy great restaurants at Zorgvliet and Boschendal. Combine your wine tasting with a meat and cheese platter at Neil Ellis wines and treat yourself in sampling lovely wines at Le Pommier. Fantastic scenery from the pass, and lovely relaxed settings make this a must do route. . Remember, you can decide if you want to go to all 5 estates or just visit a few and stay longer at certain farms.

Operates: Monday to Friday
Departure Times from Stellenbosch Town.
10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 13:00; 14:00 15:00; 16:00
(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)


DurationOpen Ended
WhenClosed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's day
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 Information office at 47 Church Street. (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, only paying guests


Minimum Age2 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


Transport and driver.
Collection in Stellenbosch central free


Wine tastings rates are not included but it ranges from R50 to R120.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability at a once of fee. 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


Please be ready for pick up at your Stellenbosch Central Guesthouse 15 minutes before departure time! If no central Stellenbosch pick up address was supplied by you on booking we will meet you at the Tourism Information office at 47 Church Street.The Vine Hopper 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 an incredible time on Vine Hopper. The Eastern route tour took us to all the wineries we wanted to see in the Stellenbosch area. Our drive was great, personable guy who took us to each winery in a timely and safe manner. Definitely the best way to see the wineries in the area! - Priscilla

Excellent experience. I chose the 12pm pick-up slot and it just happed that I was alone for this slot so had the vehicle to myself all day. The driver was incredibly helpful, collecting me and dropping me off at my guest house. The experience sitting on the top of the safari vehicle is indeed a special one, in particular when going through the mountain pass. I was able to comfortably fit in 4 out of the 5 farms on the Eastern route - 1 farm per hour - which in my opinion is just enough for one day. - Dylan

A great service. Couldn't fault it. - James

My wife and I had a really enjoyable day out cycling between Stellenbosch and Franschoek , Severiano was our guide and leader , he was everything and more you would hope for intelligent, engaging , humorous and knowledgeable . He was joined by a colleague who was training to be a guide ,sadly I can't recall his name but he was equally good . We learnt a lot from them both about the winelands , wildlife and South African culture . The route we took had enough challenges to make it feel like a proper mountain biking experience, difficult obstacles or terrain was pointed out in advance and we never felt hurried or under any pressure to go faster . I had a couple of punctures and they were both dealt with very quickly . The support vehicle was a great comfort and particularly reassuring on the road sections offering us protection from the cars . The vineyard we visited at the end our the tour was good and it was lovely to have all three guides join us whilst we ate . The bikes we rode were very good and none of our group had any problems with them . When we looked at booking the ride we thought it seemed a little expensive but felt after the ride it was definitely worth it . We would definitely recommend this ride . - Robert

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to comment. If I recall correctly the person picking us up, was late, but he did phone reception to advise us, so no problem. The driver, very friendly, gave us a full explanation of not only the vineyards we were to visit but a good knowledge of the surrounding areas as we passed them by, so all in all well done - Roger

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