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Vine hopper - Eastern 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.
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 Camberley. 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)

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 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, only paying guests

Requirements

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

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

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 of 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 our office, Ou Landbousaal, 1 Noordwal-Wes 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

We had a wonderful time exploring some of the Stellenbosch wine estates and being given the opportunity to taste the delicious South African wines without having to worry about DUI ? Mashall did a great job managing the group of participants (respecting their diverse preferences ?)! It was fun! I highly recommend to use this service for visitors to the Stellbosch area who are interested in wine tasting! - Regina Weigand


The Vine Hooper was a great experience. Our guide was helpful and flexible. Would definitely do it again. - Lauren Lung


Very good day out. Went to 4 estates, which was quite enough - not rushed, less danger of drinking too much, and all beautiful. Lunch at Boschendal was OK though service slow, and we would have preferred to go straight to the wine tasting accompanied by cheese or meat platters. Impressed by the wines, and bought in 3 of the estates. Overall an excellent day and very good value - Mark Lamb


We did 2 days. Marshall looked after us and was brilliant. The routes were great and it was excellent value. We will come again and recommend you to others. - Mark Lamb


The wine tour was awesome !! We had a good guide that was interactive and very accommodating . Which allowed us to enjoy the experience and not feel pressured for time. He also had a lot of knowledge of the areas we visited . So overall it was a good experience, Definitely happy to do it again !! Please pass on our good wishes to the guide and all the best for 2022!!!! - Ilana Van Schalkwyk



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