A Day on the Franschhoek Wine Tram: Itinerary and Tips

A Day on the Franschhoek Wine Tram: Itinerary and Tips

Ready to embark on a delightful wine adventure through the scenic Franschhoek Wine Valley? The Wine Tram’s Hop-on Hop-off experience promises a day filled with beautiful scenery, exceptional wines, and memorable moments. As you plan your day on the Wine Tram, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your journey.

1. Start Your Day Right: Enjoy a Coffee and snack at Café Beignet

Your day on the Wine Tram begins at our Terminals, and it’s a fantastic idea to kick-start your adventure with a delicious treat. Make your way over to our French-inspired café, Café Beignet, where you can indulge in a much needed cup of coffee and one of our many freshly-made treats. We suggest you try one of our trademark Beignet, a classic French pastry (with the options of cinnamon, icing sugar, and jam), it’s a must!  Otherwise, if you’re looking for something a little more savoury, you can’t go wrong with one of our toasted sandwiches, wraps or pizza options. You will feel energized and ready to take on the rest of your day!

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2. Be Organised: Keep Your Schedule Handy

The Hop-on Hop-off experience allows you the flexibility to choose your itinerary. To make the most of your day, ensure you keep the copy of the schedule handy. Being organised will allow you to seamlessly explore the various wine estates and attractions along the route. Additionally, a digital version of the schedule can be downloaded via our website, providing you with convenient access to your itinerary while on the go.

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3. Fuel Up and Stay Hydrated

Exploring the beautiful wineries and vineyards of Franschhoek can be quite exhilarating. To keep your energy up, start your day with a hearty breakfast and remember to stay hydrated throughout your journey. Our valley’s wines are renowned for their quality, so you’ll want to be on top form to savour each experience fully.

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4. Pack Smart 

Make sure to pack appropriately for a day outdoors. Sunscreen, a hat, and a light jacket for unexpected weather changes are essential. 

Most importantly, don’t forget to charge your phone – you’ll want it to capture the breathtaking scenery and share your experience, using our hashtag #WineTram.

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5. Buying Wine: Grab the Wine Tote Bag for Discounts

If you find a wine that you absolutely love during your wine tasting, consider purchasing a bottle or two. We offer a wine tote bag, which not only makes carrying your wine bottles easy, but can also get you discounts on your purchases. By doing so, you not only take home a piece of Franschhoek, but also contribute to the support of local charities.

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6. Choose Where to Indulge Along the Way – A La Carte, Deli, or Picnic Offerings

As you journey through the Franschhoek Wine Valley, you’ll have the opportunity to choose how you’d like to indulge. Some wineries offer a la carte dining options, allowing you to savour carefully crafted dishes paired with their wines. Other estates boast delightful delis where you can enjoy platters of local cheeses, cured meats, and fresh produce. For those who prefer an outdoor experience, many wineries provide picnic areas with breathtaking views (Please note this needs to be booked in advance). So, be sure to select the type of culinary experience that suits your preferences and indulge in the local flavours along the way.

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7. Relax and Enjoy: Savour the Moment

Lastly, remember to relax and enjoy the experience. This isn’t a race; it’s a day to unwind, savour the incredible wines, and create lasting memories with friends and loved ones. Take your time at each winery, indulge in delicious a la carte meals, picnics, or deli offerings, and let the charm of Franschhoek work its magic on you!

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8. Do Some Shopping: Take Home Wine Tram Treasures

Before you end your day, don’t forget to do a little shopping. The Wine Tram Terminals offer a selection of souvenirs, making for perfect mementos of your Franschhoek adventure.

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The Franschhoek Wine Tram is more than just a wine tour; it’s an incredible journey through South Africa’s most beautiful wine valley. By following these tips, you’ll ensure that your day is organised, memorable, and filled with extraordinary wine, stunning scenery, and unforgettable moments. So hop aboard the #WineTram, and let your Franschhoek adventure begin!