World class cuisine and fine wines against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery are all hallmarks that contribute to the rare beauty of the Franschhoek Valley, making this one of the most sought after destinations in the heart of the legendary Cape Wine Lands.
French settlers fleeing religious persecution over 300 years ago in their native France fell in love with the rich soil and awe inspiring beauty of this region, which carried with it the promise of a future that would allow these passionate wine makers to continue their age old tradition of producing the finest wines in the world.
The beautiful town of Franschhoek boasts more than 40 restaurants which carry on the longstanding tradition of producing exceptional food to act as the perfect complement to the tradition of winemaking, which has made Franschhoek the Wine and Gourmet capital of South Africa.
Taking The Wine Tram for a journey through the wine lands to stop of at a variety of cellars along the way for conducted tastings will expose you to boutique cellars offering wines to tickle the taste buds of adventurous wine lovers looking for something truly unique in between the stops at the larger cellars for organised tours and conducted tastings.
There are many ways in which to explore the Franschhoek Valley wine estates but none as unique as the Franschhoek Wine Tram experience. Travelling through the breathtaking scenery in the Franschhoek Wine Tram introduces you to a leisurely open air experience, supported by the narration of your guide who will introduce you to the rich history of these vineyards which have been cultivated for hundreds of years.
Offering four different tour lines to choose from, the Franschhoek Wine Tram experience will take you to several of the finest wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley region which will introduce you to a proud heritage which can still be seen and felt today in the region! Visit the Franschhoek Wine Tram website to take your pick of routes available for an unforgettable day out in Franschhoek.