If you’ve never been to Franschhoek, I feel sorry for you since you are definitely missing out! Franschhoek might well be the most beautiful little town in Cape Town, if not the entire world. Surrounded by mountains and vineyards, this little gem has so much to offer any visitor.
With its history dating back more than 300 years, when the first French refugees settled here, the culture of Franschhoek is rich and diverse. Walking through the main street, you’ll find many art galleries, gift shops and world-class eateries. When looking for a place to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice since this place is bestowed with many award-winning restaurants, such as The French Connection Bistro, Reuben’s Restaurant and Bar, Tuk Tuk Microbrewery as well as many others.
Have a once in a lifetime experience on the Wine Tram
Once you’ve made your way through town, it’s time for a once in a lifetime experience – The Franschhoek Wine Tram. Also classed as one of Cape Town’s most unique attractions, you’ll be experiencing wine tasting like you’ve never had before. From inside an open-air tram and bus, you’ll be travelling from one Wine farm to the next, taking in the beauty the Franschhoek Valley has to offer. You’ll be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all about the history of Franschhoek as well as the individual Wine Estates.
Select the best Wine Tram route for you
You have an option between six different wine tram routes that will each take you to specific Wine Estates where you can learn more about the art of winemaking, do a wine tasting and have lunch if you wish to do so. Some of the Estates include Babylonstoren, Solms Delta, Mont Rochelle, Rickety Bridge and many others. Since this is a hop-on-hop-off tour, you can spend some time on each estate to get acquainted and even take a stroll through the vineyards. I simply cannot think of a better way to spend a day!
The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a Cape Town attraction that should be on everybody’s bucket list, whether you are a local or visiting Cape Town for the first time. Transport yourself to heaven by spending time in Franschhoek and make memories you can carry with you forever!