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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Eastern Route

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • 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


The Eastern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch operates on Mondays to Fridays. You can 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 10am, 11am, Midday, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Please be advised that the later you depart, the fewer estates you will be able to visit.

The Eastern Route showcases some of the best wines and views Stellenbosch has to offer. Experience the splendour of the Helshoogte pass and it’s wine farms on this tour.

This Vine Hopper Route also offers some great Restaurants at Lanzerac, Zorgvliet and Boschendal.  Great wines, fantastic scenery from the pass, and lovely relaxed settings make this a must do route. We visit the following 5 farms on the Eastern Route wine tour. 

Lanzerac: Established in 1692, Lanzerac is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. It is an iconic cellar with a rich history and a worldwide reputation for well-crafted quality wines.

Neil Ellis: Enjoy great wines in the modern tasting room with outside views towards the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain. Enjoy a meat and cheese platter for 2 while doing so.

Thelema: Situated at the top of the picturesque Helshoogte pass, visitors are welcomed by spectacular views of the Banghoek valley while tasting a selection of wines from both the Thelema and Sutherland ranges.  Family-run since 1983, Thelema is best known for their fresh Sauvignon Blancs and minty Cabernet Sauvignons and is regarded as an icon in the South African wine industry.

Zorgvliet: At Zorgvliet they believe in elegance in wine and that the consumer should be able to taste the unique terroir of the Banhoek valley in every sip of Zorgvliet’s wines! Picnic baskets, restaurant and platter available on this stunning estate.

Boschendal : Founded in 1685, Boschendal is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa,  surrounded by the dramatic mountainous landscape of the Drakenstein Valley.  Here you can do wine tastings, lunches and walk around in the beautiful gardens

After the tour, you will be dropped you off at your pick up location.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Stellenbosch area
  • Hop-on hop-off tour in air conditioned minivan
  • 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
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Please advise your pick up location in Stellenbosch or meet at the Tourism Information Buro at 36 Mark Street, Stellenbosch
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Meeting Point

Your Hotel or Guesthouse in Stellenbosch area or at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information office at 36 Mark Street.
Departure Time:
10am, 11am, Midday, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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Returns to original departure point
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