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Review of Vine Hopper

Vine Hopper
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
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Guided Bike Tour of Stellenbosch
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Southern Route
Ranked #5 of 51 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!
Reviewed December 31, 2012

These guys were great. We went to 5 winneries over about 6 hours, really relaxed, the drivers were very flexible and communicated well with everyone around pick up times etc. It was only 200 Rand for the day and then about another 20 to 30 Rand per winnery for the tastings. All in all it was a great day!

Thank Bryce Y
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We have used the vine hopper for several years. It is in my opinion the best value tour of anything anywhere. This time we were on the North Route and were delighted with the tastings and the variety of wine farms we visited. Noor was our driver and he was brilliant all day looking after all of us politely and efficiently, making appropriate suggestions for stops and lunch opportunities. In all of our previous visits our drivers have been able to flex the times to suit the customers and have even made request stops at other farms. As the day develops the timetable seems to flex to suit everyone involved which is why we like it so much. Also good to see that the route has changed a little bit over the years, I hope the company keep adding new farms and resting some to keep the routes fresh....for our next trip.

Thank Polychrest
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Wine Hopper is a great way to experience the Stellenbosch wineries. We took the South Route and were pleasantly surprised at how cheap it actually ended up being. When it was all said and done, the wine tasting and lunch was roughly the same cost as one of their closest competitors (when it comes to price) We paid about 400R per person for all of the tastings plus lunch. However, we did pay a little bit more for the brandy tasting. The drive Husain was amazing! We were the only ones that booked that day so we had him completely at our disposal.

The benefits of Vinehopper are clear.
-Go to the places you want
-Stay as long as you want
-Eat where you want

They are a great designated driver for your Stellenbosch wine experience!

1  Thank The_Gospel
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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

Thank you for your review. Have shown the review to Hosin (the guide) and he is very proud of it!
Hope to see you on the Vine Hopper again some day.

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

After reading reviews & forum posts I knew we had to take this tour. The best thing was that the bus picked us up from our hotel which was not in the centre of Stellenbosch! No drink driving for us. Although the tours offers visits to 6 wineries, we only managed 4. There were only 8 of us on the bus so it felt like a personal tour. The driver would drop us off & ask when we wanted to be picked up - he worked to our schedule rather than us having to work in with theirs. A thorougly enjoyable day.

Thank Blackie52
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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.

Thank Holt1985
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