Greater Simonsberg Route

The Greater Simonsberg Route predominantly has south-westerly aspects and, because of the altitudes commonly higher than 200m, its generally open to the cool south-westerly summer breezes originating from False bay, some 25kms away. The wines from this area are mainly red, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.

Whether it’s the wine styles, the vineyards or the cellar doors, you’ll find this route blends of tradition and innovation to be unforgettable.

Our customers agree that trail hopping is the best way to tour your way – be sure to download our handy Info Pack containing everything you need to plan your day, including a description of each venue you can visit, our tips for planning ahead, and of course the coveted timetable!

Pricing

The Greater Simonsberg Route tickets are just R290 ($21USD)per person. With prices like these, Stellenbosch Wine Bus is easily the most affordable option for touring your way. Please know an increasing number of wineries are charging for tasting, please inquire with each winery directly for their latest tasting fees. Also, lunch is not included in the ticket price.

Large Groups (15+)

For all large groups of 15+ guests, before you book please ensure you have read our Group Experience page so you understand how it works on Stellenbosch Wine Bus, and then please email us on info@stellenboschwinebus.co.za so we can discuss your requirements and help you plan your day. As there is a bit more planning involved with large groups, we know you’ll appreciate the help our friendly staff provide.

Golden Rules

Please see our Golden Rules for helping you to get the most out of your day.

Scenery

Set along beautiful mountain ranges, Stellenbosch offers lush rolling vines and hilltop views over the valley. Many wineries are optimally sited to offer spectacular vistas, with picnic areas and benches for all to enjoy.

Wine

The wines from this area are mainly red, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.

Food

Our route makes the most of Stellenbosch’s rich and varied food offerings, and there are options to suit every taste and budget. Whether it’s a grazing platter of local produce or one of the numerous restaurants or deli’s, we’ve got you covered.

Freedom

We are proud to give you the Greater Simonsberg Route as though you were driving yourself. Join us in the city or within the region and hop on or off along our route as you please. Having too good a time at a cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus! With a bit of planning, you truly can Tour Your Way.

Touring Your Way, In a Nutshell…

  • Collection and return from Stellenbosch Information Centre or from Cape Town (this has an additional charge)
  • Regular timetable you can rely on
  • Hop on or off at any stop along the way
  • Stay as long you like at any stop
  • Maximise your wine budget
  • No need for drink driving or designated drivers
  • Amazing food options to suit all tastes and budgets
  • World class wines
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Unforgettable cellar door experiences

Timetable

Mon to Sun

 Stellenbosch Info1. Boschendal2. Zorgvliet3. Alluvia4. Tokara5. Neil Ellis6. Glenelley
STOPS:59:4510:1010:2310:3510:48—–—–
STOPS:411:0511:3011:4311:5512:08—–—–
STOPS:312:2512:5013:0313:1513:2813:4614:00
 —–14:2014:3314:4514:5815:1615:20
 Last Drop-off—–15:3515:4716:0016:18*16:32*
 Collect Only—–—–16:4516:58—–—–
BACK @ INFO17:15      

* COLLECT ONLY

TRANSFERS FROM CAPE TOWN

Stellenbosch Wine Bus offers an exclusive and direct door-to-door transfer service from Cape Town and surrounds (including the airport) out to Stellenbosch. A return transfer and can be arranged to accommodate an extended stay over in Franschhoek at no additional cost. Transfers start at R600 per person which includes return transfer (based on two people booking) and can be added during the booking process to any of our experiences.

Single person transfer = R300 return