The Franschoek Wine Tram offers you a unique journey through 300 year old vineyards that yield the finest wines in the world added to world class cuisine, making it the food and wine capital of South Africa. The Franschoek Wine Tram will take you on a journey through vineyards that have stood for hundreds of years on the slopes of the Franschoek Mountains and give you a completely different perspective of the history that pervades the area up close and personal.
Our mission at The Franschoek Wine Tram is to share with you our passion for this beautiful region and to create an experience that will leave you with long lasting memories that will give you enough of a taste to bring you back again and again.
The Franschoek Wine Tram offers an exclusive transfer from Cape Town and surrounds, including the airport, private to each booking and direct from door to door, which includes a return transfer as well as accommodation that can be arranged at no additional charge. We would like to make it as easy and attractive as possible for you to experience the true essence of the picturesque vineyards, warm hospitality and fine wines, along with world class cuisine and the energy of a 300 year old history.
The tracks the Wine Tram takes you on were originally built in 1904 as an alternative to ox-drawn carts that carried produce from farmers to the market, and with progress taking over came the first steam locomotives and then the diesel locomotives that took over in the 1970’s. By the time the need for rail transport decreased in the 1990’s, service diminished along the railway line, where it lay dormant until The Franschoek Wine Tram gave it a new lease on life in 2012.
You will not be rushed through your Franschoek Wine Tram experience as you explore wine cellars along the route, enjoy wine tasting and the culinary adventures of many of the best restaurants on any of the 4 routes, as the tram travels a circular route allowing you to hop-off and hop-on any time along the way. There is also an option to choose a leisurely picnic or stroll through the vineyards, some of which date back 300 years.
We invite you to visit our website to view all we have on offer for a unique adventure through the wine lands in Franschoek Valley, or contact our friendly team to make sure you book in advance in order to avoid disappointment.