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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 a chocolate and wine tasting at Bilton wines 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
WhereStellenbosch
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 R15.00 to R55.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability at a once of fee of R 650 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. 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

Veronica was an amazing customer service professional. Informative, cooperative and she gave great insight into how to best approach what we wanted to do and incorporate more than we knew we could accomplish. The driver was very kind and made us feel really welcome with his knowledge of the wineries and the area. The weather was nice and we had a wonderful time maximizing what Veronica recommended for us with the time we had. I highly recommend making your wine trolley plans with them for the convenience, knowledge and accommodation for the wine region opportunities. Wonderful visit and we covered the day from 1115 to 2030! Thank you so much for making our trip happen with so many great wines and very little time spent pursuing them! - Lauren Conroy


We had a really good time on the Vine Hopper. It is the most convenient way to see several vineyards on a day and being able to drink some wine. Our guide Marshall made us feel really welcome in his bus. He was very accomodating: he even made sure he squeezed in an extra vineyard even though we'd been late because of lunch at a vineyard. It was fun to see the differences in vineyards. We'd definitely recommend the Vine Hopper! - Lieke Vogelvang


Excellent experience... well organised and fabulous driver! Thank you. - Sarah Labuschagne




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