We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 300 0338
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on...

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1 485 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 919
  • 340
    Very good
  • 54
  • 13
  • 6
Great way for everyone in the group to do tastings without driving!

Four of us took the 10am tram which allowed us plenty of time to visit all the vineyards we wished to see, and to have a delicious lunch at Paulina's at 1:30pm (the time we... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2013
Add Photo Write a Review

1 485 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,332: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Four of us took the 10am tram which allowed us plenty of time to visit all the vineyards we wished to see, and to have a delicious lunch at Paulina's at 1:30pm (the time we booked). We unfortunately did not go to Grand Provence since we wanted to fit in shopping that afternoon and that was the only time we... More 

Thank PhoebeMJoburg
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Well organised, service-oriented, polite and concerned operation. A boon to and a must-do Franschhoek experience. Had a great day.

Thank Tony H
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We did this as a way to experience Franschhoek and had a great time. Getting on the tram early on is important if you want to do all the stops since the tasting alone will go till the next tram comes and if you stop to eat at any of the places you may be there for 2-3 stops. Don't... More 

Thank John S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We used the wine tram to explore some of the vineyards in Franshhoek and it was good fun. I'd recommend an early bus (we got a bus about 10.30am) to ensure you have enough time to visit all the vineyards, and time for lunch, without feeling rushed. It does state on your ticket which tasting are included with the ticket,... More 

1 Thank Katy378
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We have a villa in Franschhoek and when we heard about this tram idea, we got excited. Problem is it's just a tourist trap. First you get on board in the worst place in Franschhoek (next to pick and pay, in the middle of nowhere...). then there are only 2 stops : and the wineries you will see are OK... More 

7 Thank Arnaud M
frantram, Guest Relations Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed about the limited number of stops on the tour. At the time of your visit we had just launched the tour and had a limited offering. Subsequent to your visit we increased the number of wine estate stops to 5 and in November of this... More 

Wilderness, South Africa
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The best way to see Franschhoek in an open side tram or an open side bus. It is a "hop-on" and "hop-off" tour - a unique and leisure way to explore the picturesque vineyards, warm hospitality, world class cuisine, fine wine and the 300 year of history. Passengers can book either online or at the ticket shop in town. The... More 

1 Thank Martina S
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Went on the tour and had a great time visiting a few of the wine estates, pity the trip wasn't a bit longer and could take in a few more stops. It wasn't always clear what was being said about whether the wine tastings were complimentary or not but we still enjoyed the experience.

1 Thank CheshireSunshine
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

It was such great fun getting the Wine Tram to Rickety Bridge on a cold and wet day. The cold and wet weather however, didn't bother us in the least, as the one side of the tram had a transparent covering and they also supplied us with blankets to keep warm. A "MUST DO" when in Franschhoek!

1 Thank FayeFern
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a great idea and a must do whilst visiting Franschhoek! It's well worth starting early and taking your time to see each stop. We particularly recommend stop for lunch at the Rickety Bridge. The staff on both the tram and the bus are very friendly and extremely helpful! It really made for a great day out.

1 Thank Steeden_Crane
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Going By the wine tram is a decent way to experience the vineyards. The day we went on it however we intended on getting the 1.20pm pick up in franschhoek town but the bus turned up about an hour late. This was a real let down. Eventually when the bus came we chose to skip the museum and go straight... More 

2 Thank Ian O

Travellers who viewed Franschhoek Wine Tram also viewed

Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape

Been to Franschhoek Wine Tram? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Franschhoek Wine Tram and other visitors
28 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (28)

Questions? Get answers from Franschhoek Wine Tram staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?