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8 07, 2016

Explore the wine lands of the historic Franschoek Valley with the Franschoek Wine Tram.

July 8th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Explore the wine lands of the historic Franschoek Valley with the Franschoek Wine Tram.

Take a tour of the Franschoek wine lands in the newly constructed tram Franschoek Wine Tram has modelled after the open-sided Brill Trams from 1890 and take home memories that will last a lifetime.  Utilising the latest bio-diesel engine technology to promote a green initiative to assist in preserving the pristine historic surroundings of the Franschoek Valley, the Franschoek Wine Tram is committed to promoting a sustainable form of adventure for our visitors.

The tram seats 32 passengers on eight comfortable benches, with six of the eight benches having flip-over tram-style seat backs that allow passengers to enjoy the view in both directions.  The team at the Franschoek Wine Tram have also made sure that you will be protected from inclement weather and still be able to enjoy the magnificent views in comfort through roll-down transparent awnings.

We offer 4 different lines to choose from which give you an opportunity to explore the best wine estates in Africa. Franschoek is wine lovers heaven and the Wine Tram offers you an adventurous way to take in the historically impressive wine estates throughout the region. Our team will make it effortless for you to join this adventure with affordable rates, as well as arranging return transfers from Cape Town and the airport, as well as assisting you with accommodation should you wish to stay longer than a day. There is just so much to see and do in Franschoek that one day is will not be enough to experience the full range of delights this area has to offer.

Take a leisurely journey through these rolling vineyards with our open-sided tram as well as open air tram-bus as they stop at South Africa’s most distinguished wine estates, with each stop offering a variety of experiences to suit your taste, from wine tasting and cellar tours to the best in cuisine or a stroll through vineyards that are 300 years old.

Please make your booking in advance and the team at the Fransschoek Wine Tram will take you on a rare, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

1 07, 2016

Capture the essence of fine wine and food in the exquisitely historic surroundings of Franschoek.

July 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Capture the essence of fine wine and food in the exquisitely historic surroundings of Franschoek.

There is truly something magical about exploring all the sensory delights that the Franschoek Wine Tram has to offer with a unique trip through stunning wine lands against the backdrop of majestic mountains.  Franschoek is steeped in a history that goes back 300 years to the first French Hugeunots who made this beautiful valley their home.  It is almost as if these French settlers were transplanted to the perfect conditions to continue the age old tradition and art of wine making that had been passed from generation to generation that made French wines famous.  Franschoek Valley offered them the perfect conditions and climate in which to continue their artistry in producing the finest wines in the safety of South Africa along the slopes of the Franschoek Mountains.

The Franschoek Wine Tram was created so that locals and tourists would be able to drink in and absorb the beautiful scenery of this area close up.  With the hop-on hop-off stops along the track you are introduced to the finest wines that Franschoek Valley wine makers produce with the opportunity of wine tastings along the way, and, if you are not already an avid fan and connoisseur of South African wines, we are certain that you will leave this adventure knowing you have tasted some of the best wines in the world.

Not only will you get to soak up the stunning surroundings and taste the best in wine, there are culinary delights that await you along the way, whether it is fine dining or the most divine snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to each wine, but you will also have the opportunity to choose from delightful picnic hampers to enjoy among the vineyards steeped in history.

The Franschoek Wine Tram offers a choice of 4 different routes that will take you on a leisurely journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram as well as an open-air tram-bus which stops at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. Each stop offers a variety of experiences, from wine tasting to cellar tours, lunch or a stroll through these historic vineyards.

If the Franschoek Wine Valley is listed on your bucket list then please contact our friendly team to make your booking in order to avoid disappointment, we will not only take you on an unforgettable journey, but also give you a full history of the vineyards that you will be visiting to give you a fully rounded experience.

26 05, 2016

Visiting Cape Town? Join us on the Wine Tram!

May 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Visiting Cape Town? Join us on the Wine Tram!

Cape Town is a beautiful, vibrant city that is very popular with tourists, and there is plenty to see and do in and around the region. Of course, you can’t miss the majestic Table Mountain, an iconic sight that towers above the city, but we have something else that you will discover is entirely unmissable: The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram tour! Why is this a must? Quite simply, if you enjoy fabulous scenery, fascinating history and fine wine and food, there is nowhere else quite like it!

The Franschhoek Valley is the place where many of South Africa’s finest wines are made, and a rich cultural history pervades the region. The valley was first settled more than 300 years ago when French immigrants chose it for its perfect grape-growing conditions, and they brought with them unrivalled expertise that can still be seen – and tasted – today. With the Wine Tram tour, you take a trip through the valley and are free to get off at any of the many stops along the way, each of which offers easy access to some of the finest wine estates in the region.

You can enjoy wine tastings, explore the vineyards, take cellar tours and dine out in some of the best restaurants in the country, and all at your own pace as the trams run hourly on a circular route. You can visit as many estates as you wish, and if one day is not enough we can arrange an extended stay for you, with transfers to and from Cape Town available on an individual basis. The Wine Tram tour really is one of the most enjoyable and informative experiences you will find in the Western Cape region, so get in touch now and book in advance to avoid disappointment.

19 05, 2016

For Wine Lovers the Franschhoek Valley Cannot Be Missed!

May 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on For Wine Lovers the Franschhoek Valley Cannot Be Missed!

South Africa is famous the world over for its quality, fine wines, and the very best of these come from the long-established estates in the Franschhoek Valley. This quite beautiful part of the Western Cape region became established in wine making some 300 years ago, and some of estates from way back then still stand today – and still produce fine wine! The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram is an experience that everyone will enjoy, and one that anyone who loves great wine simply cannot afford to miss!

We will take you, on board open-air trams and tram-buses, on a tour through the valley on one of four routes, each of which takes you past some of the most spectacular scenery you will see anywhere. You can get off at any of the many stops on the route and visit many wine estates, where you can enjoy a cellar tour, tasting sessions and perhaps a meal in any of the excellent restaurants along the way. If you prefer, you and your family can simply take a stroll through the glorious vineyards, and then hop on to the tram to return to your original point or explore more of the stops along the way.

The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram tour is naturally very popular, as it is a unique experience and one that is very enjoyable, and for this reason it is essential that you book in advance. We also recommend that, should you wish to eat, you book ahead with the restaurant you want to use, as these are also extremely popular. The opportunity to explore so many wine estates in close proximity does not come very often, so for wine lovers looking to visit the region, get in touch now and book your places on the greatest wine experience of all.

12 05, 2016

Fine Wine and Great Food in the Franschhoek Valley

May 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Fine Wine and Great Food in the Franschhoek Valley

There are so many activities and experiences available for visitors to the Western Cape that it can be difficult fitting everything you want to see into your schedule. We would like to invite you to enjoy one of the most relaxed and informative experiences of all, one where you will travel at leisure through beautiful landscapes on a fabulous open-air tram, and learn about the history of wine-making in the stunning Franschhoek Valley. This is the place where the finest of South Africa’s world-renowned wines are made, and it is a truly amazing place to be.

The Franschhoek Valley was settled more than 300 years ago by incomers from the French, fleeing religious persecution in their own country. They brought with them vine-growing and wine-making experience that was part of their culture, and chose this amazing valley as it offered the perfect conditions required. The result was the many ancient and established wine estates that now inspire the culture of the region, and you can visit them as part of the Wine Tram experience. As our trams run on a looped route you can get off and on at will, and enjoy a day exploring the valley and the estates at your own pace.

You can visit many of the wine estates – ranging from smaller boutique wine makers to the major names that dominate the market – and enjoy complimentary wine tastings as part of your deal, and you can book further tastings with the estates for a small fee. You can enjoy fine cuisine in any of the many restaurants across the valley, or you can simply take a walk through the vineyards should you. Book ahead for the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram experience and you will be assured of a wonderful day out that will be remembered for ever.

5 05, 2016

Explore the Glorious Franschhoek Valley

May 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Explore the Glorious Franschhoek Valley

There are many spectacular places to visit in South Africa, each if which has its own unique attributes and attractions. For visitors to the Western Cape we recommend you take a trip to the wonderful Franschhoek Valley, a place of great beauty, fascinating history and – perhaps best of all – where the finest of South Africa’s magnificent wines are made. The Wine Tram experience is one that can be enjoyed at your own pace, as we take you on a tour through the beautiful valley, among some of the oldest wine estates in the country.

You travel in open sided tram or tram-bus on one of four looped routes, each of which stops at may points so you can hop off and on at will. The commentary on board will inform of you of the history of wine-making in the valley, which begun more the 300 years ago thanks to French settlers, and each adult ticket comes with a chance to enjoy complimentary wine tasting at two of the many estates along the route. You can also take a cellar tour in one of the major estates or the boutique wine makers along the route, something that wine lovers will enjoy very much.

The Franschhoek Valley wine tour is a wonderful way to enjoy and explore this fabulous part of the country, and many of the estates also have excellent restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining and – of course – wine, or you can simply take a walk through the gorgeous vineyards, and take in the wonderful weather that the region is famous for. Why not check out the options available on the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram experience; we can even arrange transfers for you from Cape Town, and accommodation should you wish to spend a few days in this spectacular place.

28 04, 2016

Exploring the Delights of the Franschhoek Valley

April 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Exploring the Delights of the Franschhoek Valley

With tourism in South Africa becoming more popular all the time, so it happens that there are many new and exciting attractions and experiences to enjoy. One of the most established and popular in the Cape region is the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram, a fascinating journey through one of the most impressive parts of the region. Not only that, but the clue to the popularity is in the name: this is wine country, and South Africa wines have long been held in great esteem across the world.

The Wine Tram experience combines a wonderful journey – on a choice of four routes – through the splendours of the vineyards across the valley, with a chance to visit some of the most historic wine estates in the country. Founded some 300 years ago by French Huguenots, fleeing religious persecution in their home country, they have become one of the main attractions in the region. The chance to sample some of the finest of the regions wines comes with your adult ticket, and you can choose to take part in tasting sessions at two of the estates along the route. For anyone who enjoys fine wine there is little to beat this experience.

You can transfer to Franschhoek Valley from Cape Town thanks to our individually arranged transfer offer, and we can also help you find accommodation in the region if you wish – as we think you should – to spend more than just a day in this amazing part of South Africa. We have built on the experience of many happy customers to bring you the best wine tour opportunity in South Africa so why not get in touch right now and book your seats, and one of our team will be more than happy to help ensure you have a wonderful time.

21 04, 2016

Take a Few Days in the Franschhoek Valley

April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Take a Few Days in the Franschhoek Valley

There are some spectacular places to visit in South Africa, and each has its own individual attributes. The Cape Town region has become very popular with visitors thanks to its varied cultural influences and the attractions of Cape Town itself, but for tourists in the region – and wine lovers especially – we strongly recommend you take a few days to enjoy the many wonders of the Franschhoek Valley. This glorious region was chosen some 300 years ago by refugees from France, who brought with them the wine making expertise that is the heart of the valley today.

The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram offers you the chance to visit some of the best wine estates in Africa, and to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the valley at your own pace. To make things easier for you we now offer transfers from Cape Town to Franschhoek, each individually arranged and booked, so that you can get to and from the valley easily and at affordable rates. We can also help you find the best accommodation in the area so you can enjoy a stay in this most beautiful part of the country.

The Franschhoek Valley really is a wine lovers delight, and the Wine Tram is undoubtedly the very best way to enjoy the many impressive and historic wine states that cover the region. From the larger, famous estates that produce the best wines in the region you can take a full tour and tasting experience, and even enjoy a fine meal in some of the many restaurants that you can find across the valley. The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram experience is one that you really don’t want to miss, so to arrange your seats, transfer and accommodation get in touch with us right now, and we’ll do all we can to make sure you have a wonderful time.

14 04, 2016

The Fascinating History of the Franschhoek Valley

April 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Fascinating History of the Franschhoek Valley

South Africa is a country that has many cultural influences, as colonial rule over the years has shaped some of the towns and cities to be what they are today. The Cape Town region is no exception, but here we can find some unique and fascinating influences that may not be seen elsewhere. The Franschhoek Valley, not far from Cape Town itself, is a place that shows its influences clearly; it is here that, more the 300 years ago, Huguenots fleeing persecution in their native France settled, and they did so with good reason.

They brought with them the expertise in wine making that was their forte, and they saw in the landscape and climate of the Franschhoek Valley the perfect place to establish vineyards and resume making their wine. Today the valley is home to some of the oldest wine estates in the country, and produces some of the finest wines of all. Take a trip on the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram and you get the opportunity to not only visit some of these fascinating and long-established wineries, but to take part in tasting sessions as a complimentary part your adult ticket.

The Wine Tram is an experience that can be enjoyed by all, and is the perfect way to get a real sense of the beauty and majesty of the Franschhoek Valley. You are free to choose which of the estates you visit – most are open to the public and some have excellent restaurants. Please take the opportunity to book ahead if you wish to eat, as the food is very good, and very popular! With a mix or smaller, boutique wineries and larger cellars you have what must be a wine lovers’ paradise at your disposal, so get in touch with us now and we will be more than happy to book your seats.

7 04, 2016

What is South Africa Famous for?

April 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What is South Africa Famous for?

Many things, among them the wonderful weather, colourful culture, beautiful towns and cities and amazing game reserves make South Africa famous, but there is something else, and it makes for a great day out! We’re talking about wine; for as many as three centuries South Africa has produced some of the finest wines in the world, and the best of these can be found in the ancient wine estates of the Cape region. Take a trip on the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram and you will enjoy an experience not to be found elsewhere!

The wine tram takes you on a choice of four routes through the glorious Franschhoek Valley, complete with its rolling landscape and populous vineyards plus spectacular mountain scenery, and you can choose to hop on and off at any of the stops along the way. The tram stops at many of the finest estates in the valley where you can choose to either roam the wonderful countryside or take a tour of one of the wineries. The chance to enjoy tasting some of the best wines of the region – a complimentary session comes with each adult ticket – is something we are sure you will relish!

The sheer beauty of the Franschhoek Valley is surpassed by few places in South Africa, and the rich heritage and culture of the region is fascinating. Kids will love thigh journey on the traditional and comfortable tram as it winds its way through the valley, and adults the chance to learn how the wine estates came to be. Not to forget, some of the finest restaurants in the region can be found among the wine estates, so don’t delay, book your seats on the wine tram experience, and enjoy a day out – or more – in the wonderful Franschhoek Valley.

 

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Transfers from Cape Town / Airport:

Transfers are exclusive to each booking, direct door-to-door and can be arranged to accommodate an extended stay over in Franschhoek at no additional cost.

Transfers start at R550 per person which includes return transfer (based on two people booking) and can be added during the booking process to any of our experiences.

Please note that transfers must be booked no later than 5:00 pm, the day before departure.

Hop-on Hop-off Experience:

BLUE LINE TICKET      
AdultR220Child (2-17)R90
GREEN LINE TICKET   
AdultR220Child (2-17)R90
RED LINE TICKET        
AdultR220Child (2-17)R90
YELLOW LINE TICKET
AdultR220Child (2-17)R90
PURPLE LINE TICKET 
AdultR170Child (2-17)R70
  • Please Note: The tour is strictly a wine tasting experience and does not host celebration events such as birthdays or bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Please Note: Passenger safety is our utmost priority and any passengers exhibiting signs of intoxication will be asked to leave the tour immediately

Curated Wine Experience:

WINE EXPERIENCE     
AdultR950

Group Experience:

Please send enquiries to groups@winetram.co.za and a booking agent will help arrange a memorable itinerary.