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Vine hopper - Eastern 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.
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 Le Pommier. 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)


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, only paying guests


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


Transport and driver.
Collection in Stellenbosch central free


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. 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


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

We really enjoyed our day wine tasting they collected us from our hotel we had to change the date of our trip a couple of times which they did each time for us was very impressed. - Helen white

Our vine Hopper day tour in Stellenbosch was an amazing experience! The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and flexible, and the views of the vineyards are breathtaking. The wine tastings are top-notch, and the food served at the estates is delicious. I highly recommend this tour to wine lovers who look for a unique and memorable experience in the Stellenbosch area. In addition, we met fantastic and interesting people on the tour! Would certainly book again. - Christiane Buck

Fantastic from start to finish! - Leigh Richmond

I'll start from the beginning. We got picked up right on time from our guest house. Went into town to collect another 2 couples and then a guy on his own. We was taken to the first stop. Lanzerac. We chose to seat as a group which worked well. We had the normal testing rather than chocolate and wine as only 10am. We found the service a little slow here. To the point we had to chase a couple of times as we was concerned we would miss our pick up. Neil Ellis was next. Super tasting here. Well guided and really interesting information about the family name. Onto Le Pommier which actually was our favourite. We had lunch here which was so delicious as well as affordable. Lovely setting. The wines here had little labels on which was nice. Very small and personal here. We bought their wines too. Next stop was Boschendal. This was huge compared to the other places we had been and not so personal. However this was all sparkling which was gorgeous. Lots of nice shade too which helped with the heat. Last one was Zorgvliet. We actually didn't think we would have time for this one but our lovely driver squeezed it in for us. We loved this place. Very colonial. A wedding was happening too so a great atmosphere. To sum up. It was an amazing day. The tour itself was extremely well planned. Very reasonable and the drivers were fantastic. The wine tasting was so cheap for us brits. But so enjoyable. Lovely wines. I would thoroughly recommend this company to all. From booking the tour to taking the tour. Excellent and thank you. - Denise Tracy Lee

The overall experience was very enjoyable. It was well organized and a great way to go to a variety of wineries. However it was not a matter of hopping on and off,more a challenge to clamber in and out,especially after tasting wine.The simple provision of a step would have been appreciated . Regards Sandra - Sandra Dinnis

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