Green Line

Timetable

DEPARTURE: Ticket OfficeBUS10:15 AM11:15 AM12:15 PM----------------
STOP 1: Rickety Bridge PlatformTRAM10:36 AM11:36 AM12:36 PM1:36 PM2:36 PM3:36 PM4:36 PM
STOP 2: Grande Provence PlatformTRAM10:44 AM11:44 AM12:44 PM1:44 PM2:44 PM3:44 PM4:44 PM
STOP 3: Franschhoek VillageBUS----12:00 PM1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM
STOP 4: Mont RochelleBUS----12:06 PM1:06 PM2:06 PM3:06 PM4:06 PM5:06 PM
STOP 5: Le LudeBUS----12:17 PM1:17 PM2:17 PM3:17 PM4:17 PM5:17 PM
STOP 6: La BriBUS----12:24 PM1:24 PM2:24 PM3:24 PM4:24 PM5:24 PM
STOP 7: La BourgogneBUS----12:29 PM1:29 PM2:29 PM3:29 PM4:29 PM5:29 PM
STOP 8: Holden Manz*BUS----12:35 PM1:35 PM2:35 PM3:35 PM4:35 PM5:35 PM
STOP 9: La CouronneBUS----12:44 PM1:44 PM2:44 PM3:44 PM4:44 PM5:44 PM
Maximum Stops by Departure TimeSTOPS: 6STOPS: 5STOPS: 4
*Holden Manz only opens at 11am on Sundays

Stops

Rickety Bridge

Description: This celebrated 18th century winery is a popular destination in the Cape Winelands with its long winemaking history, award winning wines and sophisticated tasting centre. The rich land of the Rickety Bridge estate can tell many tales of the past, but the wine making has a focus on the future and today is undoubtedly one of the most progressive boutique wineries in the Cape. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by a vintage open-air vehicle and transported to the estate. Whilst you are there, you can visit the wine cellar and tasting room where you can experience a tasting of their renowned wines or sit on the veranda and enjoy a meal while admiring the splendour of the magnificent surroundings.

Dining: Take a seat at Paulina’s overlooking the Rickety Bridge vineyards. Sip a glassful of crisp estate wine and enjoy a delicious lunch while drinking in the splendour of the magnificent surroundings. In keeping with current culinary trends, the restaurant features a variety of half and full portions of its exciting bistro style menu, allowing diners the opportunity to sample and share dishes.

Activities: Boules, Jungle Gym, Cheese Platter

Website: www.ricketybridgewinery.com

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Grande Provence

Description: The 300 year old Heritage Wine Estate, voted in the top 100 wine estates in the world, offers a unique 5-star experience that is testament to period grandeur and contemporary luxury.  Here, Cape Dutch architecture blends harmoniously with modern design. While touring the grounds guests can visit The Tasting Room and enjoy the multiple award winning wines, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Restaurant or The Shop or simply enjoy the views from The Sculpture Garden.

Dining: A sophisticated destination in its own right, Grande Provence proudly presents superb cuisine at The Restaurant, fine wines at The Tasting Room, some of South Africa’s finest art at The Gallery & The Shop, receptions and boutique conferences at The Jonkershuis and 5-star accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage. Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst’s culinary style is fine dining French cuisine with an Asian twist and of course his own unique touch as a main ingredient. A bistro menu for lunches has also been recently introduced.

Activities: Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Jungle Gym, Wine Blending (pre-booked), Picnic (pre-booked)

Website: www.grandeprovence.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Mont Rochelle

Description: Situated on the slopes of the beautiful Franschhoek Mountains, the Estate is part of the original 33 hectare farm established in 1715 by Jaques de Villiers, one of the original Huguenots that came to the valley in 1688. Today, Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s South African Hotel & Vineyard and part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection. The winery building dates back to the 1850’s when it was originally used as the fruit pack store for the farm but now serves as the Estate’s wine cellar. Located in the wine tasting facility, the Country Kitchen offers relaxed dining, with the slant on Mediterranean fare, the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch. Good food and good wine in beautiful surroundings.

Dining: Located in the wine tasting facility of Mont Rochelle vineyards, the Country Kitchen offers relaxed dining, with the slant on Mediterranean fare. Alternatively pick up a picnic basket at the Country Kitchen and take a stroll with your blanket in hand, through the vineyards down to the dam, into the rose garden or to the shade of an oak tree and enjoy al fresco dining at its best.

Activities: Picnic (pre-booked), Canapés, Lawn Games, Cellar Tour (pre-booked)

Website: www.montrochelle.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Le Lude

Description: A family owned boutique winery situated on the edge of Franschhoek Village specialising in bottle fermented sparkling wines – Cap Classique. At Le Lude they strive to blend a unique style and elegance while paying careful attention to detail. Le Lude is also the first cellar to produce Agrafe (Tirage Liège) Cap Classique.  The modern cellar was custom built for the production of Methode Cap Classique (MCC). It has an underground maturation cellar and bottling line and lies between vineyards with an uninterrupted view of the surrounding mountains.

Activities: Duo Tasting, Cap Classique and Champagne Journey, Canapés & High Tea

Website: www.lelude.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

La Bri

Description: One of the first of nine farms granted to the Huguenots in 1688. Today it is a vibrant boutique winery. Visit the cellar door to experience this mix of old and new and enjoy their award winning, signature styled wines. Join them for a bespoke chocolate and wine paired tasting of Belgium chocolates hand crafted by  a local chocolatier and carefully selected by their wine maker to complement and accentuate the wine’s characteristics or savour local estate cheese from Dalewood, a perfect companion to their wine.

Activities: Chocolate Pairing, Biltong Pairing, Cheese Platter, Turkish Delight Pairing, Picnic (pre-booked)

Website: www.labri.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light  Meal

La Bourgogne

Description: Located on a tributary of the Berg River, the farm is a subdivision of the original Bourgogne farm which was among the first Huguenot farms when it was granted to Pierre de Villiers by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape Colony, in 1694. Shaded by 150 year old oaks, the farm house at La Bourgogne has a warmth and charm which captivates all who visit. Today, La Bourgogne Farm produces quality wines and olive oils.

Activities: Olive Oil Tasting, Olive Tasting, Cheese Platter, Jungle Gym, Farm Shop, Light Lunch (meats, salads, olives, preserves and cheese )

Website: www.labourgogne.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Cheese Platters

Light  Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Holden Manz

Description: Positioned in the most beautiful corner of the Franschhoek valley, surrounded by majestic mountains and enclosed by two rivers, the Estate offers award winning wines, al fresco dining in the midst of the vineyards and an exclusive country house retreat in the manor house. Visit the Estate for wine tastings, picnics, lunches and dinners and find a bit of heaven on South African soils.

Dining: Executive Chef Maryna Frederiksen enjoys nothing more than discovering the best fresh, local produce and using farm grown vegetables and fruits from the Estate’s orchards to create spectacular combinations of tasty, delicious food that complements the Estate wines – nature at its best, brought onto your plate – either in the dining room, amidst the vines outdoors, or in form of a picnic along the Franschhoek river – always with a glass of award winning wine.

Activities: Picnic (pre-booked)

Website: www.holdenmanz.com

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

La Couronne

Description: Nestled between towering mountains the estate has breath-taking views of the majestic Franschhoek mountains and vineyards. La Couronne boasts a newly-opened wine-tasting centre, showcasing their range of fine wines. Experience a delectable chocolate and wine pairing or order a picnic basket in advance and dine amongst the oaks tress or on the bank of the tranquil Berg River that flows through the estate.

Activities: Chocolate Pairing, Pizza Pairing, Picnic (pre-booked), Cheese Platter, Light Lunch (pizza)

Website: www.lacouronnewines.co.za

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light  Meal

Lines

BLUE LINE


The Blue Line departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

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GREEN LINE


The Green Line departs on the tram first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz and La Couronne.

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RED LINE


The Red Line departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

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YELLOW LINE


The Yellow Line departs on the tram first and showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne and Franschhoek Cellar.

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PURPLE LINE


The Purple Line operates exclusively on the tram-bus and showcases the western region of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley stopping at the following wine estates:  Boschendal, Vrede en Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Plaisir de Merle, Allée Bleue and Solms-Delta.

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