There is truly something magical about exploring all the sensory delights that the Franschoek Wine Tram has to offer with a unique trip through stunning wine lands against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Franschoek is steeped in a history that goes back 300 years to the first French Hugeunots who made this beautiful valley their home. It is almost as if these French settlers were transplanted to the perfect conditions to continue the age old tradition and art of wine making that had been passed from generation to generation that made French wines famous. Franschoek Valley offered them the perfect conditions and climate in which to continue their artistry in producing the finest wines in the safety of South Africa along the slopes of the Franschoek Mountains.
The Franschoek Wine Tram was created so that locals and tourists would be able to drink in and absorb the beautiful scenery of this area close up. With the hop-on hop-off stops along the track you are introduced to the finest wines that Franschoek Valley wine makers produce with the opportunity of wine tastings along the way, and, if you are not already an avid fan and connoisseur of South African wines, we are certain that you will leave this adventure knowing you have tasted some of the best wines in the world.
Not only will you get to soak up the stunning surroundings and taste the best in wine, there are culinary delights that await you along the way, whether it is fine dining or the most divine snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to each wine, but you will also have the opportunity to choose from delightful picnic hampers to enjoy among the vineyards steeped in history.
The Franschoek Wine Tram offers a choice of 4 different routes that will take you on a leisurely journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram as well as an open-air tram-bus which stops at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. Each stop offers a variety of experiences, from wine tasting to cellar tours, lunch or a stroll through these historic vineyards.
If the Franschoek Wine Valley is listed on your bucket list then please contact our friendly team to make your booking in order to avoid disappointment, we will not only take you on an unforgettable journey, but also give you a full history of the vineyards that you will be visiting to give you a fully rounded experience.