South Africa has only one wine region, located in the Western Cape and while it’s relatively small in comparison to other countries, we produce some of the finest wines in the world. People from all over the globe come to Cape Town, specifically for the wine and they don’t go home disappointed!
There are several Cape Town Winelands Tours to choose from and honestly, all equally fantastic, but if you’re looking for an experience like no other, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is something to consider.
What’s so special about the Franschhoek wine tram you might ask? Well in 2012, the wine tram was launched to run on rail tracks that are over a century old, which farmers used to transport their produce to the market. The idea was to give passengers onboard the wine tram a unique view of the Franschhoek valley while transporting them from one wine estate to another. This way, they could enjoy the scenic route while relaxing rather than missing out on the picturesque landscape while trying to find the wine estates on their map.
Franschhoek has no shortage of natural beauty and is surrounded by majestic mountains. Why not combine your love for wine and nature, climb aboard and enjoy this unusual wine tasting experience. The wine tram offers 6 different route options, visiting various wine estates and each offering a different view of Franschhoek. You can even opt for a curated wine tram tour which includes a wine lecture by an expert wine guide, a pre-booked guided cellar tour and a three-course lunch at an award-winning wine estate. Now that’s a Cape Winelands Tour to put on your bucket list.
What better way to spend a day in the Winelands than tasting world-class wines and eating exquisite cuisine in the food capital of South Africa! Add to that a cellar tour and a stroll through the vineyards and you’ve got yourself a day you’ll always remember! Book your tickets well in advance since they tend to sell out fast and enjoy a Cape Winelands Tour like no other.