12 02, 2016

Why the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram Tour is for You

February 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Why the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram Tour is for You

The beautiful and culturally important city of Cape Town is rightly regarded as one of the most wonderful in South Africa, and is popular with tourists and visitors for many reasons. With plenty to see and do in the region it appeals to families and couples alike, and the nearby Table Mountain is a major attraction. This is also prime wine country, and the most enjoyable way to explore the many vineyards and wine making estates that are to be found in the glorious Franschhoek Valley is to take the Wine Tram, which winds its way through the valley, stopping at many of the estates, on a choice of four routes.

We ensure that the Wine Tram enables you to enjoy the Franschhoek Valley to the full, and nowhere else can you take in the sheer splendour of the vineyards and mountains than from our comfortable tram. You are free to jump on and off at any of the many stops along the route, and your adult tickets come with two complimentary tasting sessions at selected wine estates. Children are welcome too, and will enjoy the tram ride to the full.

With some of the estates dating back to 300 years ago there is plenty of history here, and the finest wines in South Africa have their roots in the French settlers who brought grape growing and wine making expertise to this very beautiful valley. Many of the estates also have excellent restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, or you could choose to take a picnic and enjoy the scenery at one of the many possible stops. Whatever you choose to do when in the area take the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram, and you will see just how enjoyable a day it can be.

5 02, 2016

Wine and History in the Franschhoek Valley

February 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Wine and History in the Franschhoek Valley

The rich cultural history of the Franschhoek Valley, one of the most beautiful of all parts of South Africa, lends it an air of fascination, and it is here that the finest of South Africa’s great wines are produced. An influx of French settlers, some 300 years ago, brought with them expertise in growing grapes and making wine, and transformed a once ordinary area into one of quite spectacular beauty. The best way to explore the region is to take the Wine Tram, and we can offer you a choice of four routes taking in visits to some of the most impressive and important wine making estates.

If wine is a passion of yours then the Wine Tram really is a must but even for those who have only a passing interest it is an exciting and enjoyable way to experience a truly delightful part of the country. Children will enjoy the journey as the tram winds its way through the glorious vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley, while adult tickets come with two complimentary wine tasting sessions at select estates, where you can sample two or three local fine wines.

Many of the estates are also home to fine dining experiences, with excellent restaurants offering a choice of delicious cuisine – perfect with wine, of course – and you are free to hop on or off the tram at any of the stops. A gentle and comfortable journey through the valley is what the Wine Tram offers, and is genuinely the very best way to explore what is a fine part of South Africa. why not check out our website now for details of the four available Wine Tram routes, and get in touch with us right now to book seats on this fabulous tour of the Franschhoek Valley.

28 01, 2016

Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram Tours – Not to be Missed

January 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram Tours – Not to be Missed

There are some spectacularly beautiful places to visit in South Africa, yet few can match the genuine splendour of the fascinating Franschhoek Valley. This historic and engaging region lies close to Cape Town, and is famous as the premier wine making region of the country with many long-established vineyards and farms producing some of the finest wine around. Our spectacular Wine Tram tours are very popular with visitors to the region, and offer you the chance to experience the Franschhoek Valley in the best and most enjoyable way.

Choose from four routes on which you can get on and off at a variety of wine estates, and enjoy wine tasting sessions at selected farms. Every adult ticket entitles you to two complimentary wine tasting sessions at selected farms, and you are able to purchase more should you wish. The Wine Tram is the most impressive way of getting around the famous wine route and also showcases the spectacular scenery of the region. Dining is also possible at many of the estates along the various routes, at fine restaurants that are among the best you will find anywhere.

For anyone visiting the Cape Town region a trip around the Franschhoek Valley is a must, and with a lengthy history of wine making stretching back some 300 years this is one of the most fascinating parts of the country. Children will enjoy the tram journey while wine lovers can indulge in their taste for the finest of South Africa’s best wines, and experience the beauty of the valley from the gentle and enjoyable Wine Tram. For more information or to book seats on the tram get in touch with us right now, and we will be more than happy to show you the Franschhoek Valley from the comfort of our beautiful tram.

 

21 01, 2016

Explore the Franschhoek Valley on the Wine Tram

January 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Explore the Franschhoek Valley on the Wine Tram

The sheer beauty of the Franschhoek Valley, the premier wine making region of South Africa, is something to behold, and many of the finest and most established wine farms in the country are in the region. The history of the Franschhoek Valley extends some 300 years, and it is imbued with a rich culture that pervades to this day. How best to explore this beautiful region? You can take the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram and enjoy visits to the best wine farms of all, with tasting sessions and tours available along the way.

The Wine Tram takes you on a colourful route through the Franschhoek Valley and stops at many of the best farms, and you are free to get on and off at will and visit the places you wish to. With excellent restaurants along the router and many more attractions the Wine Tram is the only way to get the full Franschhoek Valley experience, as well as the very best way to get to know this beautiful part of the country. The rolling splendour of the vineyards is quite breath-taking, and is an experience that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Our Wine Tram service includes complimentary wine tasting at selected estates along the tour – more can be purchased should you wish – and we recommend that you book for dining in advance at one of the splendid restaurants on the estates in the region. This really is a South African tour with a difference, and you will find our hospitality to be first class, friendly and warm. Whatever you do when in the Cape Town region do not miss the Franschhoek Valley, and take the Wine Tram to enjoy this quite magnificent place from the comfort of our beautiful tram along the route.

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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.

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.