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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large group (year end function) and were collected from our accommodation at 10.45 (fresh and eager) and dropped off again at 4.30 (tipsy and exhausted). It was a LONG day but most enjoyable. Moses was our tram driver and Courtney our guide....More

Thank Debbie K
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Debbie K Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Given your very positive review, please let me know which aspects we need to focus on to ensure that your 4-bubble rating becomes a 5-bubble rating the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of fun, great for going from wine far to wine farm, great service from the staff. Hope to do the other routes in the near future.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit annoyed that we booked tickets the day before and weren’t told that two of the highlight vineyards would be closed that day. However we enjoyed the smaller local vineyards. Don’t do this if you want to learn about winemaking.

Thank gillferg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on the Wine Tram visiting 4 different vineyards in beautiful Franschhoek. It was very well organised having an hour at each Winery you chose to stop at. We were on the green route and visited Grande Provence, Mont Rochelle, Le...More

Thank KarenWarrington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wine tour was fine but you need the whole day to do whichever choice of the 6 separate routes they offer. Each stop is a minimum of 1 hour as the bus comes round each hour to pick you up and take you to the...More

Thank djlHertsUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the purple tour, which takes you 18km up the valley to start. Transferred to a delightful double decker tram, which tootles very slowly to various vineyards. Can recommend both Vrede en Lust and especially Babylonstoren. Really professional wine tasting set up at both...More

Thank 218DonaldM218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tram tour (if not quite as much as some!!). It’s an excellent way of seeing some of the prettiest and grandest estates while testing out their produce. We did the green line, leaving on the first tour at 10:15 then...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having done the research I was aware that the actual tram ride was a very short section and the rest was by bus. The Tram was OK but bumpy and slow. Just for tourists of course. The bus sections were also OK but the ride...More

Thank Colinstips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to be in Franschoek for the weekend and decided to do the Wine Tram on Sunday. We pre-booked the purple line (although you can buy tickets at the ticket office, you may not be able to get the route you prefer, easy...More

Thank SouthAfricaCheryl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great opportunity to visit 6 vineyards for an hour each and taste the wines on offer. Amazingly they all offered something different by way of ambiance and settings. We met some interesting people were very impressed with the punctual organisation.

Thank _judy15t
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9 October 2017|
Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Book via Winetram . Co . za I paid R250 per person You will receive an email confirmation with the tickets. Ticket office in Franshoek next to Nedbank office.
23 September 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear 434euniceg The Green Line vehicle stops at Mont Rochelle at 12:06, 13:06, 14:06, 15:06 and 16:06; with the final pick-up at 17:06 Kind regards The Franschhoek Wine Tram Team
Miroslava B
17 September 2017|
Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear Miroslava... Thank you for contacting the Franschhoek Wine Tram. All our routes offer some options better suited to families with children and to recommend one route above another is difficult. If you head to our... More