Created to take you on a leisurely adventure through the Franschhoek Valley, The Franschhoek Wine Tram team have come up with one of the most unique and imaginative ways for locals and visitors to South Africa to enjoy an experience of this exquisite, historic wine region, started over 300 years ago by many French vintners forced to flee their homeland in the face of religious persecution.
You will have a choice of four different routes which will take you to different wine estates for a hop-on hop-off experience, where you will get to hop off to visit the various estates along the way, indulge in wine tasting and possibly adding extra baggage with wines purchased along the way, as well as enjoying world-class cuisine at restaurants various wine estates invite you to indulge in. Once you have had your fill or enjoyed a stroll among the vineyards and explored the history of the wine estates along the way, you can hop on for the next leg of your journey.
It is strongly advised that you visit The Franschhoek Wine Tram website to view which of the lines you would like to choose as each stop offers a varied experience, whether it is wine tasting, cellar tours and lunch or a picnic in breathtaking surroundings. The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a full sensory experience; in fact, it is pretty much a sensory overload if you consider that everything about your leisurely journey in an open-air wine tram and open-air bus added to the beauty, stunning wines and world class cuisine will appeal to anyone who appreciates this extraordinary experience of the Franschhoek Valley.
You will have a guide along the way who will introduce you to the background and history of the vineyards you roll through and it is more than likely that you will almost be able to feel the echoes of the age old traditions passed on from one generation of vintners to the next, with each new generation bringing their own twist to these traditions to create world class wines.
Let The Franschhoek Wine Tram team introduce you to a warmth and hospitality which is only transcended by the beauty of the Franschhoek Valley, they will organise transfers and even assist with guidance about accommodation in Franschhoek, more welcoming than this you simply cannot find!