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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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32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun on this tour and the tour was inexpensive at R200 each. You get a few freebies as a part of your ticket price too. We highly recommend that you try this tour.

Thank JP G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want a way to see the wine farms in Franschhoek then look no further then the wine tram. Well priced and you can do almost every single wine farm in this iconic valley. Truly a great experience and a must do!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at the Franschhoek should try wine time, we had so much fun :) PS: don't do it in a morning as we got very tipsy after second vineyard :)

Thank Vera_L689
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the wine tram today, and cannot recommend it highly enough! The staff are so helpful, friendly and welcoming, and really know their stuff about all the different wine estates! Brett especially went above and beyond for us, and we...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a few hours - take the wine tram tour (which includes the bus) to the several vineyards. Though the cost was R220 per person (Yellow route) plus the R25+ per person for the tasting was a little expensive I thought it was...More

Thank GeorgeE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is so much fun... there are several lines and the whole organization is perfect! A great compliment to the entire team to make it perfect and fun! Just go for it ....

3  Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth doing. Fun way to see the stunning scenery and enjoy the wine tasting without having to drive. One of our top days for memories!

Thank allsmiles788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't think of a better way to experience the many vineyards of Franschhoek. It fun, very easy and good value. I'd recommend planning in a 'double stop' in the middle for a leisurely lunch and rest from vast quantities of wine drinking. The one...More

Thank JoeM1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franschhoek Tram Wine Tour This is a fantastic way to tour the vineyards of Franschhoek and so well organised. Once you arrived at the ticket booth you are allocated a coloured sticker, we were on the red line. From there you are dropped off and...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in stellenbosch and wanted to do the tram wine tour. Through their website we arranged to be picked up at our hotel by private taxi and transported to and from franschhoek for R300 each couple ( that's about £36 per couple at may...More

Thank trish f
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We want to visit estates that also have cheese/chocolate and olive oil tasting as we will be traveling with our 18, 16 and 13 year olds. What line would you recommend we take? Thank you and looking forward to our visit! Ann Stern
28 May 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear Ann Stern, Thank you for your question. In terms of the tastings that you are interested i.e. Cheese, Olives ans Chocolate, we would suggest the Blue or Green Line as most of these estates (La Bri, La Bourgogne & La... More
Deborah W
Hi everyone, I've booked the 10am blue line but we'd like to have a picnic at Mont rochelle - it only opens at 12noon - which would mean 3 hours at the first stop on the route. It's not clear from the website or other threads if we could walk from one vineyard to another to try and catch up over the course of the day - meeting the wine tram at a stop further down essentially. Or are they just too far apart? thanks!
12 May 2017|
Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear Deborah W, Thank you for your question. I would strongly recommend emailing us to make a change to your current booking, I would suggest changing this to the 10:15am Green Line. The wine estates are not in walking... More
Shari R
Hello, Can you please tell me what line we should take if we are looking to book dinner at Foliage? Is it possible to plan the day or half a day on the train with the option to plan for dinner at a specific time and place? Can you please also tell me if we were to book transportation through you from Cape Town and returning on the same day, what are the available times there and back. My husband and I are planning a visit for mid July. Thank you very much for your assistance. Shari & Christian
16 April 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear Shari R, I hope that you are well. Thank you for your enquiry. As our tour is a hop-on hop-off experience you can exit the tour at any time if you feel that you would like to stop earlier. Our very last tours end at... More