Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route - Stellenbosch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:45; 10:50; 12:10; 13:20; 14:30 Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
  • Return Details :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

With this wine tour you can experience the surrounding area of Stellenbosch and its wine route by way of a Hop on Hop off service and departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This route goes to 6 different wine estates during the day, you decide where you want to go and how long you want to stay on each farm. Farms visited are Beyerskloof, Simonsig, Delheim Warwick and Remhoogte and L'Avenir wine estate

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

The Northern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Be collected at any Guesthouse in Stellenbosch or at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information office at 36 Mark Street.

You can decide when you would like to depart and how long you would like to hop on hop off along our route.
The mini bus departure times from Stellenbosch town are at 9:45, 10:50, 12:10, 13:20 and 14:30
Please be advised that the later you depart, the fewer estates you will be able to visit.

The Northern Route has spectacular views of the Winelands where you can see all the way to Table Mountain in the distance and enjoy the splendour of the Western Cape. On this Route you have the option to visit the following farms:

Beyerkloof - Home of Pinotage. Beyerskloof has a small but modern cellar with a welcoming homely atmosphere. Here you can do a wine tasting or have a glass of wine along with a meal in our restaurant.

Simonsig - Voted top South African winery in three prestigious competitions and bearer of numerous accolades, including South Africas top Shiraz, Simonsig signifies the ultimate in wine excellence. One of the founder farms of the Stellenbosch wine route and home of the famous Kaapse Vonkel. Cuvee Restaurant also is a perfect lunch stop for the fine food lover.

Warwick - Set on the Simonsberg Mountain slopes, this highly regarded winery has become synonymous with the great winelands picnics tradition. Join Warwick for their delicious Gourmet Picnics, Big 5 Vineyard Safaris and historic Wines, the perfect ingredients for a memorable, lazy-day-out in wine country.

Delheim - Seeing Sperling family members flanked by at least one Jack Russell each; watching the geese line up for lunch; marvelling at the vineyards in the foreground of the great Simonsberg mountain all make this farm worth a visit. The restaurant offers an la carte menu or you can order meat and cheese platters to be enjoyed with your wine

Remhoogte - Founded in 1812, this estates sits on the Western slopes of the Simonsberg with Terroir suited perfectly for the production of top red wines. Enjoy your tasting on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Simonsberg slopes.

L'Avenir - This estate is a boutique specialist in the only truely South African cultivar, Pinotage. The Chenin Blanc produced here is also a local favourite. Enjoy the tranquil setting and enjoy quality wines here.
After the tour, we will drop you off at your pick up location.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Stellenbosch area

Hop-on hop-off tour in air conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Wine tastings payable at farms that you choose to visit (Aproximately R25-R50 per farm)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise your pick up location in Stellenbosch or meet us at the Tourism Information Centre, 47 Church Street

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

All equipment will be sanitized before and after use. Loading capacity of vehicle will be adhered as per government regulation for different levels

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Oct-2022

    Great service from Marshall Great flexibility to hop on & off Recommend start with Simonsig bubbles tasting to start your day

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Beautiful scenery , very good driver “Marshall “ great wine at every stop delivered and picked up at hotel .

  • 04-Oct-2022

    Great day out. It’s a brilliant way to see some of the vineyards in the area. There was 6 vineyards available but we only managed to get to 4 as we stopped for a couple of hours at Warwick vineyard for lunch. We pre booked the picnic on Warwick vineyards website and it was amazing. Definitely worth the money. Each vineyard charged for the tasters but it average £3 per tasting which included 6 types of wine

  • 23-Sep-2022

    Paid for northern 6 vineyard stops/tastings Got only 2 and worse yet, spent an hour and forty minutes getting back to drop-off point. Totally a rip-off. Buyers beware

  • 29-Jul-2022

    Excellent tour , great fun and our tour guideMarshall was great fun!😊 We stopped at Simonsig, Delheim, Rehmoogte and La’Veneir. We ate lunch and had the cupcake pairing in Delheim it was brilliant!! 😊

  • 20-Jul-2022

    We werden opgepikt aan ons verblijf door Marshall, een supervriendelijke en goede gids/chauffeur. Hij bracht ons naar alle vastgelegde wijngaarden van de Noordelijke route. We waren daar steeds op tijd en hij stond altijd stipt klaar. Hij gaf ons de tijd om onze laatste wijn op te drinken, waarna we naar de volgende wijngaard trokken. Telkens konden we kiezen uit een reeks proeverijen, met elk een specifiek aantal wijnen in (rosé, rood en wit). Je krijgt steeds een mooie hoeveelheid wijn om te proeven en vergelijken. Wij hebben er enorm van genoten, mede omdat we ons niet hoefden te haasten en we niet zelf moesten rijden. De wijnen hadden elk hun eigen smaak, wat zalig was te ontdekken. We gaan bekijken of we enkele kunnen bestellen. Het was een fijne, ontspannende dagactiviteit dat we zeker en vast aanbevelen!

  • 02-May-2022

    Es war großartig. Unser Guide hat sich gut um uns gekümmert und immer gute Stimmung verbreitet. Die Weine waren lecker und wenn man bei Weingut Nummer 5 mal nur ein Wasser trinken wollte nach den ersten vier Weinproben, war das auch kein Problem ;) Unser Guide hat sich auch darum gekümmert, dass wir an einem Weingut Picknick bekommen haben (vegan oder vegetarisch ist möglich). Durch die Hop-on Hop off Möglichkeit konnte man die Tour nach seinen eigenen Wünschen gestalten. Besonders nett war auch, dass wir kostenlos abgeholt wurden, obwohl wir auf einem Weingut etwas außerhalb von Stellenbosch untergebracht waren.

  • 28-Apr-2022

    Marshall was our guide and he was very friendly and engaging. He accomodated us and our needs. We had an awesome lunch at Delheim and the cupcake pairing was awesome. We managed to cover 4 of the 6 farms that were scheduled which was great. Will definitely go back for the Eastern and Southern route.

  • 26-Mar-2022

    Marchall was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable, funny and professional. Highly recommend this tour. He adapted the tour to fit everyone’s needs and new the wineries well.

  • 12-Feb-2022

    What a perfect experience! This was our second time using Vinehopper. Even though the website and information card said the Northern Route wasn't available on our preffered day, they made it happen! Our driver Marshall was amazing, he was fun and took good care of us. He dropped us of in front of our AirBnB, great service! The estates itself are all amazing and won't dissapoint you. Also, great timing since you have enough time for a tasting and walk around each estate. When we come back we will do the eastern route, the only one we have not yet done. Would recommend 10/10!

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