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Vine hopper - Southern 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. 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)


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


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 R50.00 to R120.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability
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

The Vine Hopper was brilliant. Very efficient and informative drivers and great vineyards. For future reference I should have booked a tasting in one of them as they were full and a certain member of their staff was unhelpful. However, another was delightful and fitted me in. I would highly recommend Vine Hopper to anyone visiting Stellenbosch. - Harvey Edwards

It was excellent. Picked up at our Airbnb address and then brought to the winefarms. We picked out two for tasting and one for a picknick. Marshall, our driver, is great and on time for the next stop. We felt very comfortable and in the late afternoon we were dropped at our Airbnb address. Super service - Wim Looijen

Enjoyed the day very much, comfortable minibus and good value..Be careful if you want to visit specific wineries and have limited time as routes are not daily. On the full day tour you need to drop one winery and was tempted to miss Van Ryn's brandy distillery but glad I didn't as very interesting and lovely tasting ambience. Spiers very good. I recommend experience. - John Owens

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the vineyards on the southern route. Marshall was a great guide and informative about Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas. There are some amazing views from the vineyards. We had a platter at Haskell with a great view. We would recommend this tour but dont try to do too many vineyards. - Angela Kirkby

Brilliant day from start to finish. Our driver, Marshall, entertained us throughout the day and was really flexible about about wheee we go off and which wineries we wanted to see to match our wine tastes. Definitely the best way to experience SA wines. - Janet Dunn

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