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Who are we?
The Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper is operated by La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours which was established in the year 2000.
Over the years we have found that sometimes guest just simply want to relax, chat, sip some wine/beer with their friends or family and enjoy a delicious meal without a guide at their own leisure.
We then decided as La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours normally focus on guided wine tours we should extend our services and offer a cost effective way for guests to do exactly that…and then the Non-Guided Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper was born. The result was an easy and effective way to explore the Franschhoek Wine Valley at your own leisure on a Hop-On-Hop-Off basis where the guest determines their itinerary and can visit the wineries/breweries/restaurants at their own pace.
NO FIXED SCHEDULES | PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE
NO BIG GROUPS only those in traveling together (so you are not in the same vehicle with strangers).
What vehicles do we use?
- Nissan Almera (Seats 4)
- Nissan NV200 (Seats 6)
- Toyota Quantum (Seats 13) *
* This vehicle is only used for groups of 10 or more (this means if booked for less than 10 pax the min charge for 10 pax will apply.
Note: The seating capacity is based on average built adults.
AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLES | We follow Covid-19 protocols
- Our Tour Guides: Danélle Barnard & Aylmer Manko
- Our drivers: Francois Botha, Andrew Banda & Johan Barnard
- Reservations – Johan Barnard
We are a small, but dedicated team. Our objective is to let you have a wonderful experience…
Arrive as a clients, depart as a friend!
Where do we collect the guests?
For the this service we collect guests from their guesthouses/hotels/homes within the Franschhoek Village.
If guests are not staying in the Franschhoek village, request a quote to be collected at their accommodation at an additional fee.
Hours of Operation
OFFICE HOURS MONDAY -SUNDAY
09:00 – 17:00
HOPPER OPERATION HOURS
09:00 – 21:30
CLOSED ON 25, 26 DEC & 1 JAN
BOOK YOUR 7 HOUR HOPPER STARTNG AT 15H30 AND VISIT WINERIES AND THEN GO TO DINNER RETURNING AT 21H30 AT THE LATEST.
* PLEASE NOTE: LIMITED wineries/breweries are open after 17:00 check their operating hours when planning your itinerary.
THIS WAY YOU SAVE ON THE ± R230 COST OF A RETURN DINNER TRANSFER.
MAKE THE MOST OF IT!
BOOK A 7 HOUR HOPPER FROM 10H00 TILL 17H00, GO HOME TO FRESHNEN UP; GET COLLECTED AGAIN AT 18H30 AND GET A DINNER TRANSFER WITH LATEST RETURN AT 21H30 FOR ONLY R410 PER PERSON
10:00 till 21:30 Service
Add R50 per 30 min if you wish to only return at 22h00
Don’t be shy.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Tel: +27(0)83 3016774
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