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Address: Black Horse Centre | Corner of Dorp and Mark Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number:
+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$23.28*
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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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Fantastic experience. Great for flexibility

We picked vine hoppers after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. We did the full day southern route and were transported in a clean safe minibus with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laura_smith858
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Telford, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did this purported Hop On Hop Off wine tour on May 2nd. The driver of the van asks if we're american (yes) and the proceeds to slam the current President. We explained we were not talking politics on our trip. He goes on about it & announces he is going to immigrate to Louisiana in USA with his family... More 

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sorry you did not enjoy your tour with us! Most clients like it if the guide engages with them and not just drives the bus. I do understand that you experienced it in a negative way and will address this with him. I also agree that you should never be negative and will address this... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked vine hoppers after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. We did the full day southern route and were transported in a clean safe minibus with a friendly driver. We had the option to go to 6 vineyards throughout the day and although it was a hop on hop off format,the driver made sure to check... More 

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the extensive review. Glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you in Stellenbosch again soon. Regards Raino More 

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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If there's a few of you, is cheaper to do an uber to the various locations. When we spoke to staff at the wineries, they appreciate bookings if there will be large groups so they can properly staff the place. On the day I went, most places were quiet so it was ok. It was a great way to meet... More 

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the response. Glad you enjoyed your day and hope to see you in the area again some time. The Vine Hopper is definitely more convenient than taking a taxi and lugging all your things in and out all day. It sometimes is also difficult to get a taxi from the further farms meaning that you... More 

Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. Always great to hear that people enjoye dthe tour. Kind regards Raino More 

Sussex England
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 30 March 2017 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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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed the eastern route. Has beautiful views and great wines! Regard Raino More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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