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Vine hopper - Southern route


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 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
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 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

Marius was the best guide we have ever had! Thank you so much for that great experience! - Michael Gardemann

We really enjoyed our trip. We were only in Stellenbosch for two nights, and decided to spend our only full day on the tour. We had a great driver (Gledwyn) who advised us which estates would be best as sadly we couldn’t visit them all. We started at 930am which seemed early but after a few mins in the capable hands of the staff at the first wine estate we were sold on the idea of drinking wine so early! And it continued nicely throughout the day. The tour offers great flexibility and although the timings are set, we didn’t feel rushed. We would highly recommend the tour and consider it a must for anyone that wants to sample all Stellenbosch has to offer (and there is loads to sample!) and be chauffeured by a knowledgeable and friendly driver. - Claire Leek

I loved my experience with the Vine Hopper, even if one of the properties we were supposed to visit that day was closed - it was probably best for my liver, I made a confusion with my pick up time and was late, but they came back for me nevertheless, which I thought was very kind of them. Our conductor, Marshall, was amazing all the time, and the whole tour was just fantastic, going through beautiful wineries with lovely tastings. I really loved everything, and would definetely recommend the Vine Hopper for anyone visiting Stellenbosch! - Sávio Rocha

It was an amazing afternoon! I wish I started the tour earlier. Lot of fun and we met nice people. Driver was friendly and had good suggestions. Thanks again! - Jody roy

Excellent tour, our driver was amazing & great fun, one of the best days fun !!! - Louise farrell

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