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Vine hopper - Northern route


Activity Description

On the Northern Route you could visit the Bergkelder with its spectacular maturation cellars below Pappegaaiberg, or have a relaxing lunch and tasting at Beyerskloof, famous for its Pinotage. Visit Simonsig with its great wine and views or Warwick, a great place for a picnic or Big 5 Wine safari. Delheim will spoil you with hospitality and good wine. Marianne is the last farm on the route and a great way to end the day with a glass of wine and views to be remembered.

Operates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows:
9:45, 10:50; 12:10; 13:20; 14:30; 15:40
(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)


DurationOpen Ended
WhenClosed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's day and Sundays. Please contact us for group bookings on Sundays
WhereWe start with collections at central Stellenbosch Guesthouses 15 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please make sure to be ready at your guesthouse for collection from 15 minutes before departure time if you provided us with your Stellenbosch Central guesthouse name on booking. Otherwise you can meet us at the Tourism Info office at 36 Market Street. (Cape Town pick ups can be arranged at an additional fee if available. Please contact us to arrange this!)
WeatherOnly extreme weather conditions will have an impact on the tour
What to WearWear something comfortable with comfortable shoes
Things to BringBring your camera or phone, a hat and some sunscreen. Drink a lot of water during the day and be open to meet other people.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Transport and driver.
Collection in Stellenbosch
Collections in Cape Town area can be arranged at an additional fee.


Wine tastings rates are not included but it ranges from R25.00 to R65.00 per person per tasting.
Cape Town collections can be arranged subject to availability at a once of fee of R 700 per pick up location. Includes return transfer.
Cape Town collections can only be done in the mornings at 8:30- 9:00 and return only after tour has ended leaving Stellenbosch at 17:15-17:30


The Vine Hopper day ticket is the most cost effective way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route. You can decide on what you want to do on the different farms and pay for tastings, tours or activities as you go along.

Please be ready for pick up at your Stellenbosch Central Guesthouse 15 minutes before departure time! You can also meet us at the Tourism Info office at 36 Market Street.

This is a great way to still be independent and not linked to a group but having the comfort of being transported, enabling you to enjoy your tastings at your own time without worries of how you are getting home!

Customer Reviews

The tour was great! Marschal and Marius were AMAZING. Very prompt. Really glad we did this tour, although the wineries on it tended to be very commercial, with more expensive tastings than when I just ventured out on my own. Was still nice to not have to worry about ubering around for a day. - Susan lager

Very informative & enjoyable. Bus driver was very helpful & courteous. Enjoyed numerous wine tastings & a lovely lunch at Delheim - Gabriel Campion

We had an excellent experience. The tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. The vineyards we visited were very flexible with the wines that we tried and were accommodating, friendly and flexible. We are a group of university students and found it to be a great experience for a group who had very little prior Knowledge of wines - Maria Lyons

Vine hopper was an excellent, well oganised, timely and personalized service. The buses were small enough you could chat to others on the tour and make new friends from around the world, safe, clean, short distances between stops it never felt like a lengthy boring journey. Our driver Marshall took us for 2 days and was very knowledgeable, aware of what places had restaurants open for lunch, which places did wine pairing with chocolate or cupcakes. He was so friendly and chatty, knew the area, knew staff at each vineyard and was very patient if we were 5 mins late after a long lunch. This was one of the best parts of our 3 weekz in south africa and very good value for money, allowed us to relax and not drive. Perfect end to a holiday. I will recommend the vine hopper to family and friends alike! Thank you again for your service. Alice & Stephen from Ireland. - Alice Hamill

We loved every minute of our two days (Northern and Southern routes) using Vine Hopper. Marchall and Gladwin were helpful and friendly guides who took good care of everyone. This is a great way to tour vineyards without the worry of driving. Such good memories for us! - Judith Young

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