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Franschhoek Wine Tram

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Address: 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 300 0338
09:00 - 18:00
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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

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Great time in Franschhoek. The Wine Tram is a great way to see the wineries and countryside without worrying with driving. They have very friendly workers who will handle your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas S
Kitwe, Zambia
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Kitwe, Zambia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time in Franschhoek. The Wine Tram is a great way to see the wineries and countryside without worrying with driving. They have very friendly workers who will handle your wine purchases for you so you can collect them at the end of the day. It is worth noting though that at some wineries on the actually tram tracks that... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice way of exploring the vineyards. Different routes will take you to the different vineyard, where you can hop of or off and spent up to an hour or more. No self - driving, just relax and enjoy the fantastic scenery and taste of the valley... Did just one tour, as one tour / route =... More 

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely fun day out on the wine tram. It is necessary to book in advance but this is easy to do online. We went on the green line but it wouldn't have mattered which line we chose. The vineyards are lovely to look round and most were very organised when it came to the tastings. We didn't... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way of seeing the wineries without having to worry about transport. To try and summarise as best I can, there are 4 different routes distinguished by colours. The routes are different but some wineries are included on more than one route. You buy a ticket at the office in the centre of Franschhoek. The staff here are extremely helpful,... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really think this it the best way to see the wine farms in Franschhoek! The trip was well organised and staff is helpful and friendly. Can't wait for my next tram trip!!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good day to try out wine and see the beautiful countryside surrounding Franschhoek.Plenty of vineyards to try. Fantastic wines and great food.

1 Thank thwaites12017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The experienced exceeded my expectations. I booked the wrong day and they were only happy to make a plan for me and my friends. Thanks to Brett and his team for making it such a fantastic day in a beautiful, characterful town ✌️ it definitely won't be the last time I go on the tram!!

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excursion was just great fun! Trams run on time and deliver you from one vineyard to another throughout the day for sampling wine and perhaps lunch or snacks if you plan your journey well. Several routes to choose from which enables you to select your favoured destinations. Be warned though that the time passes all to fast when sitting... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a way to visit a number of local vineyards and sample the excellent wine and not have think about driving. The lady at the ticket office was extremely helpful. She asked what our wine preferences were and then suggested which vineyards would best reflect our tastes. You get and hour at each vineyard you decide to visit and snacks,... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the sights of Franschhoek and get to various wineries for wine tastings and lunch. Try and plan ahead for lunch and book a table, particularly in the high season and then pick your route to make sure you get to the restaurant in time. Personally I would make sure to do one of... More 

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