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Franschhoek Wine Tram

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Address: 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 300 0338
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 way to spend the day!

What a lovely day spent on the Wine Tram tour. Great vineyards, lovely scenery and good advice from JJ made this a special day. Well organised and very good service and value for... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Lorrainec270
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely day spent on the Wine Tram tour. Great vineyards, lovely scenery and good advice from JJ made this a special day. Well organised and very good service and value for money. We booked on the day and managed to get out just before lunch but better to book in advance if you wish an early start.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is the ultimate in wine-tasting! There are various options (routes) visiting a variety of wine farms, exploring their wines and appreciating the wine farms and the scenery. You stay long enough at the wine farms to taste the wine presented by experts and have something to eat if you feel like it (which we had to do after the... More 

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Thank HenkJ717
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The wine tram is well organised, and the staff are friendly. The whole experience is a great way to see Franschhoek and its wineries,

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We did the tram with a couple we're friends with. Amazing ride! A great way to discover wineries and the region as well. I have to say you might get a bit tipsy at the end of your ride ;) A must do while in the region. If you like wine and wineries or just mountains and sceneries, you'll love... More 

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Charroux, France
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was a good day, we had three young children with us but the combinations of different types of transport, tram etc and the different vineyards kept them happy. The vineyards indicate which ones welcome children so you know which to visit and which to avoid but there are lots of choices so it is not a problem.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited many wine regions, and have never found such a well-organised, flexible way of getting around them. We opted for the "curated tour" which was interesting, well presented and at a good pace, although not necessarily of the best wines. The regular tickets look like a very flexible and attractice option, too.

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FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this review

Dear AKDent Thank you for your 5 bubble review and the compliment. We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional and flexible wine experience and having you highlight that in particular has the whole team beaming. Having visited many wine regions, we'd love to have your insight and input on what we can do to make our wine experiences, from the... More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our first tour was a private mini bus with nine of us which was preferable to this wine tram as a bit dusty, sandy, when being pulled into the wineries by tractor. Probably should have used Uber/Taxi and had our own timetable as several vineyards are very close to town.

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FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this review

Dear Sue6816 Thank you for taking the time to share your review. As we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional wine tourism experience, your 3 bubble rating means we have some work to do. Our hop-on-hop-off wine tours are designed to give guests a taste of the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality,... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loved the tram, great day out but, you need to pace yourself!! Tastings late in the day became drinking!! and was a bit of a blur!! Loved our visit to Eikehof - meeting the owners, Mr & Mrs Malherbe was a joy. Lunch at Dieu Donne restaurant, food was just OK but the view and setting are stunning!! Really charming... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We hesitated to book this because we dislike organized tours filled with tourists, but did this at the urging of the hostess from our safari lodge. So glad we did! It was a great first day in Franschhoek and a fun way to visit wineries. We did the Yellow line. Book in advance (we were able to snag 4 remaining... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Family of 6 across 3 generations had an amazing day with stunning scenery wherever you looked on the Franschhoek Wine Tram tour. We booked on line, which was quick and easy, and chose the Green Line starting at 10.15am. All arrangements were very efficient and so the hop on/hop off was not scary at all, and the strict timetabling meant... More 

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