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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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Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Stellenbosch without a car so this was a perfect venue. Met some new wine lovers, tried several wines at about 5 wineries. Must pay for tastings. This was great for us as we did not have to think where to go.

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your day with us.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This was the best wine tour I have ever been on and will certainly recommend to friends and family and also will book this again when I am next in South Africa. A HUGE THANK YOU to our driver Gladwyn who was kind, respectful, accommodating...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We took the Southern Route as Saturday was the only we were able to make the tour. The bus picked us up from our hotel on time and of we went on the wine tour. The tour was fantastic, this did not include the wine...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We booked on the northern route and had a good day out. However, having done the wine tram in a Franschhoek two days prior the Vine Hopper in Stellenbosch needs a bit of work on its organisation. The pick ups were fine and we arrived...More

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RBolz, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your day with us but will look at your suggestions. We have a time table on the brochure with times that the bus will be at each stop but we will ask guides to also communicate better,...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We chose the Northern Route Vine Hopper as we only had one day in Stellenbosch and no idea where to start - for us this was definitely the best decision. The price is for your transport and guides, but you pay the vineyards separately for...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We did the Eastern route, and had an absolutely amazing day. The driver was very helpful and experienced, and assisted us to work out a schedule that we could maximise our experience and was very flexible. The company was a bit quiet on responding to...More

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for the nice review. Sorry if we were a bit slow on answering your email questions. We are closed on Sundays, maybe that was the delay but glad you enjoyed your tour with us.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is an excellent idea and it mainly works very well. We were picked up from our hotel on time and the tour started. However when we said we wanted to skip the 2nd place, our driver seemed a bit put out, and ended up...More

Thank Kay W
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We spent today touring the Eastern route with our guide Marshall who was friendly and knowledgeable. This tour gives a good selection of different estates and wineries - we stopped at Lanzerac, Neil Ellis and Boschendal. At each stop you select the tasting to suit...More

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for the review. Much appreciated and glad you had a good time on the Vine Hopper Eastern Route. It is a really beautiful route to do and some great farms. Hope to see you again some time. Raino

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great guide (Jack) who very quickly focused on getting the couples in our bus to interact... after the first tasting (we managed 5 vineyards by days end) he didn't really need to try! The 4 couples (3 German and one British) got...More

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you very much for the nice review. Jacquin is very happy that you enjoyed the tour with him. We believe that travelling is about meeting people. We are glad you made some new friends and who knows what other exciting and fun moments that...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Vine Hopper is an excellent service for those who wish to do wine tasting around the Stellenbosch region. They were punctual and super professional. Excellent services. We loved them and recommend their services as perfect for those who want to have a good experience around...More

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Adventureshop S, Owner at Vine Hopper, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your day with us! Regards Raino

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Emily E
20 August 2017|
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Response from RBolz | Property representative |
Dear Emily. October is still ok and there should be space but it is always best to book a day or 2 in advance to make sure you have space.
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Dol123
29 January 2017|
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Response from RBolz | Property representative |
Even though most farms have red and white, I would recommend the Eastern Route or Northern Route for white wines. Regards Raino
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Matthew B
21 May 2016|
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Response from Adventureshop S | Property representative |
Dear Matthew. Not sure if the office has answered you as I am on a marketing trip overseas but if not, here is my answer. Stellenbosch is not very well known for Pinot Noir as it is a grape that likes a cool climate and... More
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