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Franschhoek Wine Tram

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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...more
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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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All reviews rickety bridge wine tram great fun ticket office blue line la couronne hop on hop different routes always on time red route great idea grande provence dieu donne holden manz visit vineyards end of the day every hour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fun way to experience several wine estates So welcoming. Exceptionally organised and so punctual Very impressed Special mention to Tevonia and Joy in the ticket office and Nazli for being the best host in the bus. Nazli you are lovely. Such fun 😘

1  Thank David R
FranschhoekWineTram, Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, David, for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful day with the Wine Tram! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience, this is a must do excursion for anyone visiting Franschhoek. It’s is a very well oiled machine, with everything perfectly to time and on schedule, literally to the second. The staff are really friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable, especially the twin brothers...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an old tram service that was changed in 2012 to a tourist hop-on, hop-off service to visit a selection of vineyards for tastings. There are several different routes and the service is reliable and efficient. You spend a minimum of an hour at...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the wine tram initially because it seemed the most practical way to visit several vineyards without a car, but the ride turned out to be a very enjoyable part of the excursion in itself - the quirky old bus and tram and the...More

1  Thank apaulina
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Orange route today. Well worth doing. We left at 9-30 and returned about 4pm but could have been out for longer. It was the experience for us, the bus and the tram. The stops are very similar, my husband just did one...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Honestly the staff were friendly but were there to sell ilus the tastings which were expensive. They were not happy when we skipped too many stops. There were 7 stops on red route but we could only do 6. Fine. An hour per stop is...More

1  Thank clairemarieb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good organization which makes wineries visits a breeze. By the end of the day people are mostly drunk ...

Thank ShaneChew
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Franschhoek specifically for the wine tram as it had been recommended to us by a friend. Neither of us are massive wine drinkers but we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We did the blue route and visited 5 out of the 6 farms...More

Thank m_abh0
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tour guides Rael, Robin...bus drivers Benya and Mxolisi on the purple and orange lines were simply good, thorough and friendly....amazing... Despite the tram not working at some point, they managed to make us feel reassured... Mxolisi has good leadership skills and he is quite clear...More

Thank morenam781
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the orange line to taste some wines in Franschoek. We loved Babylonstoren and wish we had a few more minutes to explore the gardens some more. Then back onto the bus, then tram to Vrede en lust for lunch. The beetroot burgers were delicious...More

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Nora C
7 November 2018|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Hi Nora, you can only do one route a day and they are not interchangeable. One route will take you the whole day if you choose to visit up to 6 wine estates. The views are absolutely beautiful on all of the routes.
1 November 2018|
Response from 597elnam | Reviewed this property |
Great wineries. We missed Vrede and Lust and regretted it afterwards. Noble Hill, a smaller boutique winery was my favourite but all the wineries were superb. Well worth taking the Orange line but rug up for cold days as... More
25 October 2018|
Response from czepluchtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hello Sorry cant answer the question as I was on the green route