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Vine hopper - Southern route

Stellenbosch

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. 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 and Sundays
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.
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 our office at the Ou Landbousaal, 1 Noordwal-Wes Street, Stellenbosch. (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 BringMask Bring 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 from R 850 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

This tour will be run with Covid 19 protocols in place. Please be aware that your details and temp will be taken, mask is required and sanitation will be done on entering and exiting the vehicle.

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

I had a fantastic time, thank you! - Deirdre van Wyk


Marchall was amazing. Thank you for making it so entertaining. I had not done the Stellenbosch farms that much. Collected some gorgeous bottles of wine!! I am coming back and doing the other routes and that Brandy Distillery? Well worth it... can't wait for next time.... - Tokkie


Great service with an excellent host. We booked two consecutive wine tours - the South and the North routes. Marshall collected us from our guest house in Stellenbosh and gave clear details of how the "hop-on-hop-off" service operated. He was a very careful driver and we felt safe and secure in his care. He gave lots of useful information about the area and the vineyards we were visiting. The groups were quite small (typically 4-5 people, including us). Marshall looked after us really well and was prompt in picking us up to drive between vineyards. He even picked up my hat that I had left at one of the vineyards we had visited earlier in the day We managed to visit 5 vineyards in the day and had a great time. At the end of the tour, Marshall dropped us off at our guest house (a little the worse for drink). I'm glad I wasn't driving !! I would certainly recommend using the Vine Hopper service and won't hesitate to use it again ourselves. - Kevin Murtha


Best guide ever! We will definitely come back - Lars Wohlthat


We had a wonderful day doing the Southern Wine Hopper tour. Great service from the staff, friendly and professional. Can highly recommend this experience. - Wandie Badenhorst



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