If you are visiting Cape Town – and you’ve made a great decision for this beautiful city is like nowhere else in Africa – you are entering the famed South African wine region, and even those for whom wine is just a passing fancy should not miss out on the opportunity to visit some of the oldest and most revered wine farms and vineyards in the country. The best of these lie in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, and it is here you will find the Wine Tram. This quaint and wonderful tram takes you through the valley, stopping at many of the wine farms on route, and makes for a great excursion.
The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a delightful choice for a day out and will be enjoyed by adults and children equally; the former can take advantage of complimentary tasting sessions at some of the best wineries in the world, while the latter will enjoy the tram ride and the opportunity to get off and on and explore the beautiful countryside of the valley. You have a choice of four routes – Blue, Green, Red and Yellow – each of which brings you spectacular views of the mountains, and a choice of stops at various wine estates.
The historic wineries in the region have their roots hundreds of years ago, when settlers chose the valley for its grape growing potential. Now, famous wine estates such as La Lude, La Petite Dauphine, Rickety Bridge and Grande Province among many others welcome visitors, and some offer the opportunity for fine dining in restaurants on the estate service authentic local dishes and, of course, fine wine. The Wine Tram is a must for anyone taking a holiday in Cape Town and is a truly unique and enjoyable experience, so book your seats now and enjoy the ride.