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Vine Hopper
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
Ranked #6 of 48 Tours in Stellenbosch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Value and Great Company”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We took this trip as part of our honeymoon - having done wine tasting in California we didn't want one designated driver! The tour was great - they picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off in town later. The tour sampled 6 estates - some with free samples (one with 9 free tasters!) others with ones you had to pay for - but overall a great tour.

Visited September 2011
Thank Holt1985
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Londonderry, N.Ireland
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Do this tour, it great value!!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had the option of several tours but they were so expensive (800RD per person - lunch and tastings not included) We decided on the hop on hop off tour basically because it was 200RD each. It turned out to be a great decision - we visited 6 vineyards all with individual qualities eg. Cellar tour at one, informative tasting at another, good lunch at another, olive tasting at another etc. All together including 6 tastings each and lunch we spent less than 800RD. Driver was lovely and gave us advice at each of the vineyards. If you're in doubt and are just a casual wine raster this is the tour for you.

1 Thank Kinkers
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Rockhampton, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Like a private tour”
Reviewed September 4, 2010

We met the tour operator at the Stellenbosch information centre. We were the only ones using this service on the day and were given the freedom and flexibility to spend as much time at each estate as we wanted. Our driver was very knowledgable about the wine farms and gave us tips about where to eat, and which packages to puchase at each place. At the end of the day he was even kind enough to drop us at KFC for a feed!

2 Thank kellie_bell
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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great way to tour the wineries”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

Spent a day on the "southern route" which included the Van Ryn brandy location, Spier, etc. Had a great time, and lots of flexibility as our guide pretty much allowed us to spend whatever time we needed at each location. For the price, this seemed to be the best option available of any I researched, and I believe it is hard to beat.

Thank Trippka
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“wish we knew about this earlier”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Pleased to find this leaflet in Stellenbosch info centre.
The vine hopper picked us up from our hotel and delivered us back safely at the end of the day. Visited of the six wine farms. Enjoyed the tastings and the ride very stress free.
Had tried to find out about this type service before we left UK . The mini bus can take up to 8 but we were on our own all day with our own guide. Brill

4 Thank bettyboop49
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