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Vine hopper - Northern route


Activity Description

On the Northern Route you could visit the Bergkelder with its spectacular maturation cellars below Pappegaaiberg, or have a relaxing lunch and tasting at Beyerskloof, famous for its Pinotage. Visit Simonsig with its great wine and views or Warwick, a great place for a picnic or Big 5 Wine safari. Delheim will spoil you with hospitality and good wine. Marianne is the last farm on the route and a great way to end the day with a glass of wine and views to be remembered.

Operates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows:
9:45, 10:50; 12:10; 13:20; 14:30; 15:40
(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 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 the Tourism Info office at 36 Market 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 R25.00 to R65.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability at a once of fee of R 700 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


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.

Please be ready for pick up at your Stellenbosch Central Guesthouse 15 minutes before departure time! You can also meet us at the Tourism Info office at 36 Market Street.

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

The experience is great, I think you guys could easily add more details on your website about the service. Our initial impression was just that there are a few busses going around the wineries we could hop on - we didn’t realize we had our own driver for the day. - Wyatt Queirolo

We visited Stellenbosch for one night as part of our honeymoon and wanted to do some wine tasting while we were there. We decided on the Vine hopper trip as there was the chance to visit more than one vineyard. We were picked up promptly from our hotel and made our way to Delheim. We tried 5 different wines and then were on our way to Warwick. Here we went for the standard tasting and had a charcuterie board to share which was delicious! The grounds were beautiful and the staff were really lovely and welcoming. Our last stop was Marianne where we sat on a beautiful sunny balcony with gorgeous views. We had a fantastic day and the drivers were great and flexible with times meaning we were able to visit 3 vineyards instead of 2. I highly recommend vine hopper - it's a great and easy way to visit many vineyards in one day. Thank you so much. - Gemma Cross

What a great way to experience the wineries and wines of Stellenbosch! Marius, our driver/guide, was fun and informative. The wineries are lovely, the tastings enjoyable, the wines delicious. If I have the opportunity to visit Stellenbosch again, I plan to fit in another day on the Vine Hopper. - Nancy Fleener

Wij vonden het ideaal om met een busje langs de verschillende wine estates te gaan. We werden bij ons verblijf opgehaald en hebben in de middag 3 wine estates bezocht. Absolute aanrader! Goede service! - Bianca Zaalberg

The tour was great. It was a little fast at each location, but was still an awesome experience. The staff was wonderful and we also met great people from abroad. Very glad to have done this! - Mandy Hagseth

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