Whether you are a local or first-time visitor to Cape Town, Franschhoek is one of those places you simply have to visit. Referred to as Wine and Food capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is a stunningly gorgeous valley where you can wine estates that are more than 300 years old, located next to boutique wineries. The Architectural mastery in Franschhoek and the surrounding region is an experience by itself, with the limitations that are placed on refurbishments and new buildings, a considerable amount of the village continues to be in excellent condition featuring its Cape Dutch architecture.
You can choose to explore Franschhoek on your own or make use of the Wine Tram that will take you through charming vineyards and breath-taking scenery while stopping at various Wine Estates. There you’ll be able to experience the activities on offer, whether it’s wine tasting, lunch, a cellar tour, or simply a walk through the vineyards. Franschhoek Wine Tram currently offers five hop-on hop-off lines to choose from Blue Line, Red Line, Yellow Line, Green Line and Purple Line. Each line takes you to approximately eight distinct wine estates, several of which are over 300 years old and a few that offer boutique wines. No matter which Franschhoek Wine Tram tour you decide on, there will be something to suit everybody along the route.
With eight comfortable benches, the Franschhoek Wine Tram can easily seat 32 travellers. They are built to provide passengers with an incredible view of the scenic splendour which signifies the Franschhoek Valley among the marvelous wine regions in Africa. Even in rainy and windy weather, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is a pleasant experience with its roll-down clear awnings that will ensure that you will still have a view while staying cosy and warm!
You will be guided along the way by a professional tour operator who will educate you on the background and history of the wineries. This will most definitely make you feel the echoes of the age old practices handed down from one generation of winemakers to the next, with every new generation adding their flavour to these traditions to produce first class wines.
The particular assortment of cellars visited during the trip by the Franschhoek Wine Tram consist of small boutique wineries to tempt the taste buds of those trying to find something unique in their wines, to pre-arranged tours and conducted tastings at a some of the bigger cellars. All of which offer an array of award-winning wines that vary from plump reds and stylish whites to delicious sparkling wines!
Browse the Franschhoek Wine Tram website to find the tram line to suit your needs then contact the team to make your reservation for an incredible presentation of the Franschhoek wine valley!