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Vine hopper - Southern route


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)


ProviderAdventure shop Stellenbosch
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 Info office at 47 Kerk/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


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


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


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


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 47 Church Street, Stellenbosch.

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

Took the Southern Route in Dec 2019. Very good, reliable, punctual service. Very safe (and flexible) driver. Absolutely recommendable. Only downside is, that some wine farms became a little too touristy. - Ralf Maus

WOW AMAZING SERVICE _Vine Hopper My husband and I did the Southern and Eastern route with the Vine Hopper in December 2019. It's the best way to visit multiple estates in Stellenbosch. The mini bus is very comfortable and the schedule is very straight forward. The Estates are so beautiful and the wine is to die for ! We also stopped at the Brandy estate, it's very good quality! Our driver was Marshall for both days. He was very professional, punctual, informative, made arrangements for our lunch/ picnic. He catered to our every needs. He was so pleasant to deal with. He would remind us of the pickup time and always make sure we were settled before leaving. We didn't have to think of anything. We just focus on having a good time and sipping on delicious South African wine. It's the most cost efficient way to do multiple estates as they are pretty spread out. Thank you Marshall for your hospitality. Thank you Vine Hopper for this experience. I absolutely recommend them !!! Amanda and Kevin from Canada - Amanda B.

We had a fantastic trip, highly recommended, we didn't start until 11am but if we did this again i would start as early as possible. Pick up was bang on time and outside our accommodation in the center of stellenbosch. The only negative was some places did not offer snacks with the wine but a couple did, half way around we were going to order some lunch but they had a private function and had no capacity to offer us anything, so doing it again I would take some food with me. - Marc Budd

It was a wonderful trip. Marshall is the best!!! Best regards, Andrea und Stefan - Andrea Berger

This experience was unique. The drivers were awesome, kind and nice. I could visited 5 fantastic wine cellar and drink the excellent glasses of wine and brandy too. I highly recommend this vine hopper. Next time I am going to visit other wine cellar. Stellenbosch is simply extraordinary and a beautiful town. The view, that I could appreciate while I was drinking wine, was amazed. All of that were perfect.... love Stellenbosch and South Africa. - Fernanda Nardin

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