Southern Route

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.

Some of the highlights of the Southern route include great wines at the famous Neethlingshof wine estate.

Enjoy a Brandy Tasting tour at the Van Ryn Brandy Distillery where the cooper shows off his ancient art of barrel making

A variety of different wine tasting pairings and restaurants are available at Spier Wine Estate, or go pet an Eagle at Spier Eagle encounters.

Relax with beautiful views at Haskell and the Long Table Restaurant

Enjoy a red wine and port tasting at Alto Wine Estate with views all the way to Table Mountain. 

Kleine Zalze is always a great way to end the day with a delicious wine tasting overlooking the Stellenbosch Mountain.

Price: R410 per person

Inclusions

  • Transport and driver.
  • Collection at Central Stellenbosch Guesthouses or the Tourism Information office at 47 Church Street


Exclusions

  • As this is a hop on hop off service where you choose how many and which farms to see, the tasting fees are not included but fees range from R55.00 to R120.00 per person per farm.

Farms on the Southern Route

Our picturesque Neethlingshof Wine Estate in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands is flanked by the Bottelary Hills and Papegaaiberg Mountains. Along with the awe-inspiring manor house, our estate is steeped in history which dates back to 1705 and distinguished by the beautiful avenue of stone pines. We're blessed with 13 distinguishable terroirs and by choosing the correct site; we've been able to enhance the natural flavour and aroma of our range of wines. Our estate is also a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), highlighting our commitment to eco-sustainability.

At our Van Ryn’s Distillery, situated on the banks of the Eerste River near Stellenbosch, we marry the luxury of handcrafted connoisseur brandies with sumptuous surroundings. Experience our five-star hospitality and award-winning Van Ryn’s Collection Reserve range in the gracious tranquillity of our chateau-like home. It’s our pleasure to oer you a tour of our age-old distillery accompanied by either a brandy tasting or a sensuous coee, chocolate and brandy pairing. See our gleaming copper pot stills and watch the coopers assemble the oak vats in which our brandies are aged.

Spier is an award-winning wine farm on the banks of the Eerste River with sweeping views of the Stellenbosch mountains, beautiful heritage buildings and a history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, Spier has a vibrant and conscious energy, and explores contemporary South African culture through food, wine and art - all to great acclaim. The winery is one of the most awarded in the country and the Spier Hotel and conference facilities oer sublime winelands getaways. All activities are supported by Spier's sustainability vision, which seeks to balance commercial success with environmental and social aims.

Haskell Vineyards is a privately owned boutique winery and it makes its home on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain range in Stellenbosch. The Helderberg, also known as the “ Golden Triangle”, is widely recognized as South Africa’s finest wine growing sub region and is the residence of many of the most famous names in South Africa. Haskell Vineyards focuses firmly on the stars of this corner of the Helderberge: Syrah and Bordeaux style reds. Our hand crafted wines, can be enjoyed in the tasting room as well as in the vineyard’s Longtable restaurant where delicious samples of small plates can be enjoyed under big trees overlooking the winelands of Stellenbosch.

“Great things happen when men and mountains meet” - William Blake.
Situated high on the slopes of the Helderberg  mountain, the history of Alto Estate dates back to 1693. The Latin name refers both to the aspirations of the estate and it’s altitude. Alto has been world renowned for it’s hand crafted, bold red wines since 1922, when the first shipment of Alto Rouge was received in London to a rapturous response.


Wine has been made at Kleine Zalze since 1695. This family owned winery continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality, receiving numerous awards, both locally and abroad. Kleine Zalze oers far more than panoramic mountain views and vineyards. Terroir, a top 10 SA Restaurant since 2004, features a chalkboard menu of Provencal classics. Kleine Zalze Lodge is set alongside the first fairway of De Zalze Winelands Golf Course. The 41 units oer panoramic views of the area and all the regular comforts associated with four star accommodation.

Southern Route: Time Table

This route operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays

PLEASE NOTE: NO 8:45 departures on Saturdays & Sundays

Visit Stellenbosch

08:45
09:30
11:00
12:30
13:50
14:50
Final Collection

Neethlingshof

09:00
09:45
11:15
12:40
13:55
14:55
15:55

Van Ryn’s Brandy Cellar


09:55
11:20
12:50

Spier


10:00
11:30
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00

Haskell Vineyards


10:25
11:55
13:25
14:25
15:25
16:25

Alto


10:30
12:00
13:30
14:30
15:30
16:30

Kleine Zalze


10:45
12:15
13:45
14:45
15:45
16:45

(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)

Southern Route: Time Table

This route operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays

PLEASE NOTE: NO 8:45 departures on Saturdays & Sundays

(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)