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Franschhoek Wine Tram

32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley - picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history. Tour Experience: Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely introduction to the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus follows a loop of stops allowing guests to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. When ready guests simply hop on to continue the tour. The tour takes guests into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a guided commentary and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. Ticket prices: R170 - R220
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the wine tram with family over Bastille day weekend. Stopped at 6 wine farms and did various tastings. Definitely worth it. Great fun. Beautiful town and farms. Can be an expensive day out. Pre check the weather. Its not totally a tram tour as...More

Thank Travel-Meisie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky transport and ran to time but tram staff have no commentary and the vineyards a bit mass market ..More

1  Thank Fiona J
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Fiona J Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Your opening statement, "Quirky transport and ran to time", is a wonderfully concise and accurate summary of what the Franschhoek Wine Tram is. Depending on the routes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised with an amazing day on the tram and even though the weather was miserable, the experience was wonderful - might be because of the professional staff that are well trained and friendly. Seriously though, thanks to the tram team for making my...More

Thank Wihanbrink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of wine tasting while you are taken between wineries by bus or tram. Such fun. A tip - choose which vineyards you want to visit prior to starting. Such a beautiful area, great wines and lovely lunches!

Thank Lyndal2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had just competed my first week of recovery after foot surgery when my South-African born friend from London arrived in Cape Town for her annual holidayhe Franschhoek Wine Tram tickets were bought online months in advance in anticipation of her visit - long before...More

Thank Elsabe_B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked in advance 26 people on the yellow line and Brett and his staff were awesome. Our crowd got a bit rowdy but all was taken in good spirits. The tram is a great way to get around without worrying about driving and we...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The wine tram is a great way to visit the wine farms around in and around Franschhoek with out the hassle of driving yourself. The staff are very professional and friendly, offering useful advice. The drivers drop your wine back at the ticket office so...More

1  Thank cam20801
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The wine tram is a brilliant and fun way to tour wineries in franschoek. The choices for the different tours covered a great range of the wineries in the area. All the wineries we visited gave generous tastings and had great deals for people who...More

Thank Courtsn
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We took the blue option on the tram and had an excellent time. The wine was quite good and the views were amazing! Be prepared for shenanigans of some of your tour-mates later in the tour, but it is all in good fun. Be sure...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Franschoek is a day long outing, lots of small shops to visit, art, art and art, every thing you may love in art will be there. Coffee shops, beautifull clothes, the tram is an experience, Rubens - the famous chef's restaurant is an absolute must!!...More

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29 July 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear BelfastEmma12 We're sorry to confirm that both Dieu Donne and Roca Restaurant will be closed to our guests on the 20th of November as a result of the wedding, and that we'll not be stopping there. As far as dining... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear Tpouvtn We are currently in our off-peak period and only run the Purple Line on Saturdays. Our off-peak period extends until the 15th of September 2017 and we resume full service - with all our lines running daily... More
13 July 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear colinBasingstoke Guests are not required to get off at each stop. We limit the number of tickets sold per departure to ensure that your seat on the railway tram is all but guaranteed. In the unlikely event of a... More