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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Eastern Route

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Rainy giggles

To start off with I wouldn't recommend using the GPS co-ordinates as it takes you a bit far out, however a quick call to Veronika quickly got us back on track. Tip: head towards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To start off with I wouldn't recommend using the GPS co-ordinates as it takes you a bit far out, however a quick call to Veronika quickly got us back on track. Tip: head towards the builders express in stellenbosch. Once we arrived we were met by one of the drivers ( his name has slipped our memories unfortunately) who then... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We had the best experience touring Stellenbosch's wine routes using Vine Hopper. The vineyards were all different and each one had a beautiful concept. Our driver was fantastic and extremely accommodating . We would recommend this to anybody looking to try a lot of wine and not having to think about driving .

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

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

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I did all three of the Vine Hopper routes over the course of three days while in Stellenbosch. Absolutely recommend touring with Vine Hopper. All of the wine estates they service are different enough from each other that one doesn't feel like they are visiting the same place repeatedly. The drivers were very accommodating but it was low season with... More 

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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 day with us and hope to see you again soon. Regards Raino More 

George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We will absolutely recommend this. Great way to visit the wine farms without worrying about traffic, or drinking :) The communication from the office was excellent as they were running a bit late in picking us up. We shared the day with an Irish couple on honeymoon and had a blast. The driver (Lizelle) was friendly and very accommodating. The... More 

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

thank you very much for your review. Will show it to the farms and Lizelle. Much appreciated Regards Raino More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We did 3 of the routes... all 3 are recommended. The drivers are pleasant & accommodating. The selection of wine farms are good, but not fantastic. Definitely recommended if its your first wine tour. A lovely idea if you like meeting new people.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

It is a good way to see a range of vineyards without one of you having to be the designated driver! There are three routes; northern (covering Bergkelder, Beyerskloof, Simonsig, Delheim, Warwick and Marianne); southern (covering Neethlingshof, Van Ryn's Brandy Cellar, Spier, Bilton, Alto and Kleine Zalze) and Eastern (covering Lanzerac, Neil Ellis, Thelema, Sorgvliet and Boschendal). We did the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We booked the Southern Leg of the Vine Hopper Tour which includes 5 wineries and a brandy cellar. The bus picked up from our hotel and took us around. While the bus went from each winery at an interval of one hour, we could stay at any particular winery as long as we wanted. Hosain, the driver of the bus,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My husband and I did the Vine hopper Eastern Route tour, hoping to hop on and off the mini bus as advertised but this proved not to be possible. Our driver was very pleasant and clearly uncomfortable about the fact that none of the 6 passengers on the bus were happy with what we were experiencing. We had no opportunity... More 

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advencen, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy the tour with us. I am aware of the lunch spot issue we had. Zorgvliet Restaurant was closed and Boschendal was making ready for the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race that ended there which complicated our route times. Not sure when you came to the office... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Visited 6 Cape wineries on a "hop on/ hop off " mini bus tour. Tour was relaxed,allowing you to set your own schedule,yet prompt ,allowing enough time to see multiple wineries in one day . We could never have achieved this by trying to drive ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic time! The staff/drivers were extremely friendly and helpful..happy to share their extensive knowledge about the Stellenbosch area and estates. an awesome and relaxed way to visit the wine estates where you have choice over which estates to visit, and the amount of time you would like to spend at each one. We will... More 

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