Wine and History in the Franschhoek Valley

The rich cultural history of the Franschhoek Valley, one of the most beautiful of all parts of South Africa, lends it an air of fascination, and it is here that the finest of South Africa’s great wines are produced. An influx of French settlers, some 300 years ago, brought with them expertise in growing grapes and making wine, and transformed a once ordinary area into one of quite spectacular beauty. The best way to explore the region is to take the Wine Tram, and we can offer you a choice of four routes taking in visits to some of the most impressive and important wine making estates.

If wine is a passion of yours then the Wine Tram really is a must but even for those who have only a passing interest it is an exciting and enjoyable way to experience a truly delightful part of the country. Children will enjoy the journey as the tram winds its way through the glorious vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley, while adult tickets come with two complimentary wine tasting sessions at select estates, where you can sample two or three local fine wines.

Many of the estates are also home to fine dining experiences, with excellent restaurants offering a choice of delicious cuisine – perfect with wine, of course – and you are free to hop on or off the tram at any of the stops. A gentle and comfortable journey through the valley is what the Wine Tram offers, and is genuinely the very best way to explore what is a fine part of South Africa. Why not check out our website now for details of the four available Wine Tram routes, and get in touch with us right now to book seats on this fabulous tour of the Franschhoek Valley.