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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

Efficient, professional service in touring the wineries. Friendly, courteous driver! Nice selection of wineries. This was my second time utilizing Vine Hopper (last time 2007). Still an excellent choice; have already, and will continue to recommend to anyone I encounter who is planning to visit Stellenbosch! - Marc

Thank you for bringing us safely from vinery to vinery! We enjoyed the Southern Route and our driver was a very nice and careful driver. What happens in the bus, stays in the bus - one of his rules. Easy to use, nice bus ride company from different countries, it has been a lovely day - and the vineries are awsome! - Iris

We did the Southern Route on Easter Sunday. Our guide Ashten was excellent really friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately Spier was way too busy so it wasn't a pleasant experience being there. We then went to Haskell and although the views were amazing the service wasn't great as our waiter took ages to serve us so we ended up having to rush our wine tasting to make sure we got the minibus in time. So the tour was great but disappointed in 2 of the wine farms. Would have been better to replace Spier with another farm that isn't so busy so you can get a better wine experience. - Aileen

Nice driver, beautiful wine-estates, good company. We will recommand you. We loved the wines from Stellenbosch. - Hans

We had such a brilliant day from start to finish! Collected by the lovely Ashdon, who told us the history of each area we drove through. He was friendly but professional and very accommodating with our wishes. We loved each vineyard and bought a bottle to take home from each vineyard! Would highly recommend this tour. - Anna

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