There is no doubt about the fact that Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa, if not in the world. And what better way to visit renowned Wine Estates and Boutique Wineries than on a Wine tram? Sit back, relax and enjoy the majestic landscape Franschhoek has to offer.
When planning your Wine Tram tour, you have three options:
Curated Wine Experience
The journey starts off at the ticket office by tram to a local wine estate where an experienced guide spills the facts, numbers and methodical elements of winemaking into intriguing stories about Franschhoek’s background of wine and tradition. During this fascinating and interactive experience travellers will have a chance to sample, the delicate tastes of terroir, and also discover the local grape varieties, cultivars plus the components of viticulture that are distinctive to South Africa. After a specially curated three-course lunch at the estate, a tour of the estate wine cellar will follow. Later In the afternoon, attendees will stop by two additional Franschhoek wine estates, experiencing a superior wine tasting at every estate.
Booking is essential as only seven spaces are available for each curated wine experience.
The tour is non-public and pre-arranged to a detailed itinerary by Franschhoek Wine Tram. The route includes four wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, each with a charm as vibrant and unique as the wines they create. At every wine estate, a top quality wine tasting is offered to the group displaying their award winning wines. Most of the wine estates on the schedule feature world-class eateries and a lunch or picnic stop may be provided upon request.
At least 20 guests must be booked to qualify for the Franschoek group tour.
Hop-on Hop-off Experience
Guests onboard the Hop-on hop-off tour will experience an exceptional and relaxing way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they take a trip through vineyards in an open-sided tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s classic and most famous wine estates. This is an excellent way to connect with other travellers from all over the world. Franschhoek Wine Tram currently provides five hop-on hop-off lines to pick from, each visiting eight wine estates and featuring another section of the Franschhoek Valley, so be sure to check out our website for details on each line.
Each wine tram can accommodate 32 guests on comfortable benches.
If you’re not familiar with Cape Town, don’t worry, Franschhoek Wine Tram now offers transfers from Cape Town and surrounding areas, as well as the airport, out to Franschhoek at an additional cost.