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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 3 weeks ago

We had the luck to catch one of the last tram leaving Franschhoek that day and it was such a conveniente way of going around to the wine yards. There is a large selection of yards to visit, and since we were leaving Franschhoek at...More

Thank Malin_o_Jonas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice tour of the Franschhoek valley with the Wine tram. I will recommend Rickety Bridge, Grand Provence and Leapeards Leap. It could be cheaper to take a taxi or uber between the wineries you want to visit, but this way is an...More

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did the wine tram and really enjoyed the expereince. It took some time to figureout how the different trams work and all the stops, but staff and guide explain everything. We were on the redline which is a good mix of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good experience , just disappointed that you have to pay at each wine farm for a tasting in addition to the tram ticket . It is not clearly advertised like that .More

Thank samanthabV8869JE
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear samanthabV8869JE Thank you for sharing your review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed at having to pay for select wine tastings at some of the stops we visit as part of our hop-on hop-off service. While our ticket price doesn't include tastings at all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wine tram was a fun way to spend a day, however some of the stops are very 'commercialized' and we preferred the hands on family experience we had at some of the smaller stops at the beginning of the day. We also had a...More

Thank roo1928
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear StaceyRoo I am surprised to hear of your experience involving a tractor on the Franschhoek Wine Tram service. To the best of my knowledge, no such incident occurred. Please send me the full details so that I am able to investigate the matter and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a girls winter weekend in Franschhoek and the wine tram was so a major highlight! We did the blue line and the farms were fantastic. Le Lude, La Bri and Grand Provence were personal favourites. You can leave the wine you purchase on...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been a bucket list thing for me. I have passed the wine tram a few times in the past. I was not disappointed. The tram/bus drops you on the wine farm and picks you up an hour later. This gives you plenty of...More

Thank Lucette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic wine tasting, the wine tram is an absolute must. You can choose what wine farms you want to visit then just sit back and enjoy. A really great way to do a wine tasting

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For someone who has been zipping around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek's wine route in a car for years, this experience was certainly different – in a good and interesting way! It certainly took a lot of the stress away of driving in your own car from...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The wine tram is an absolutely excellent concept and it's such a shame other winelands haven't latched onto it. It was great to drop off the car at the hotel and not worry about getting around. The tram staff are friendly and helpful, and the...More

Thank Dan586
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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
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