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Address: Black Horse Centre | Corner of Dorp and Mark Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 882 8112
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Vine Hopper is the only way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route...

The Vine Hopper is the only way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route and surroundings by hopping onto our bus at any time and hopping off anywhere along our carefully selected routes. Stellenbosch is one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa and is home to some of the best wine estates in the world! These wine farms range from big, high tech cellars, through multi-functional farms and historical manors to small, more intimate wine estates that lend themselves to relax and enjoy nature as well as the fruits of the vine!With the Vine Hopper, it is our intention to offer you a good representation of the Stellenbosch Wine Route which should suit your every need, whilst leaving it up to you to decide where you want to go and how long you would like to stay!

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US$23.07*
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Southern Route
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Vine Hopper: 2-Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tour Pass from Stellenbosch

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Everything went as expected, worth the money, absolut recommendation

There a different tours you can book, we picked the northern route, depending on the day of operation and taking into account which vineyards we haven't been yet. Pick up was on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karlh
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Germany
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163 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There a different tours you can book, we picked the northern route, depending on the day of operation and taking into account which vineyards we haven't been yet. Pick up was on time in front of hotel, mini van for 10 people. Driver explained shortly how the tour works. The mini van runs on a more or less fixed schedule,... More 

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Sussex England
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the southern route with vine hopper before we arrived in South Africa. We were collected from our hotel in Stellenbosch. Our driver discussed with us what we wanted to see before we set off. He managed to get us to 4 estates even though we didn't start till midday. The smaller estates gave a more personal experience but... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your day with us. Regards Raino More 

Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice organized wine tour, you can take your own pace and get great guidance and information about the places! We did the eastern tour, very nuce selected wineries, we loved all of them. Can recommend it and would immediately do it again!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stellenbosch is all about the vineyards! We took the North Route. We were fetched from Alvera Guesthouse in the morning and brought back there in the afternoon. Drivers are polite. Vans are clean. Vineyards are beautiful! Great for solo travelers or a group. This is like the hop-on hop-off bus for vineyards. You can linger in a vineyard as long... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice extensive review!! Glad you enjoyed your day and met some of the many friendly South Africans!! Regards Raino More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Absolutely loved this tour of the Northern Wine Route. Tour was very organised, all staff were helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating (customer service was just excellent). Bergkelder was pretty awesome, but Simonsig Wine Estate was my favourite for wine tasting by far. We also had an amazing lunch at Warwick (recommended by our guide - the springbok loin was delicious).

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Regards More 

London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This bus tour of the vineyards of Stellenbosch was great. There are three options (North, South and East, and you can combine two for a lower rate two-day tour) which cover a huge number of the vineyards of various sizes and styles. The buses were on time, easy to understand, accommodating if we wanted to skip a vineyard or keep... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and hope to see you on tour again some day. Regards More 

Chisinau, Moldova
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We booked four-in-one tour where you visit four estates in one day and since it was my first time in Stellenbosch, I didn't really know what to expect. Well, the tour exceeded all my expectations! The driver picked us up from the guesthouse, he was polite and knowledgeable about the area. The tour included Fleur de Cap, Van Ryn, JC... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and hope to see you on tour again some day. Regards More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We bought a two day ticket covering the Northern and Southern routes. We had used a vineyard hopper service before in New Zealand, and found it to be the best way to visit as many vineyards as possible, but this was better. Although there was a published timetable, this was a lot more flexible than our New Zealand experience. The... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and hope to see you on tour again some day. Regards More 

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were collected at our hotel and taken on the Southern route of their trip the price we paid only included transport to the vineries. It is your choice if you take part in the wine tasting at all six vineries or just go for a coffee and a look round. There is a variety of restaurants on route and... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and hope to see you on tour again some day. Regards More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It was our 3rd time with the vine hopper and pleased to see that they now have another route. Always very realiable transportation, good eine estates and we always have a good time. Nice if you don't want to do a fixed wine tour and be a bit on your own and flexible.

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and always nice to see return business. Hopefully this was not the last time. We try to improve and change farms every now and again to keep it fresh, so please visit us again if you are in the area. More 

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