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“A brilliant day out visiting vineyards! ”

Franschhoek Wine Tram
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Franschhoek
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I don't even like wine (apart from dessert wine), but this was a lovely day out stopping at the most beautiful vineyards. An excellent way to explore Franschhoek with total flexibility. You could plan yourself where you stopped & how long you stopped at any one vineyard. Would go again if we're ever stopping in Franschhoek again!

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What a great way to sample various wine houses. The day is well planned giving you an hour at each winery. Everyone seemed to have a really great experience

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A great way to get around and visit the many vineyards. Pick your route and off you go. Departs from the town centre with a bus taking you to the tram stop; once returning by tram another bus continues you on your journey of discovery; best of all you set your pace.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The trams and staff are great. For a winery they advertised as good for tasting and for their gardens they dropped us at a tasting venue 1.6 kilometers from the gardens and main center which also had tasting. We were dumped at the 'bus entrance' and walked the distance and were richly rewarded for our effort. Being in our 70s we were stuck and could not walk back that long walk! I hope they fix this glitch at Bochendal!

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is such a great idea, works really well, doing wine tasting without worrying about having to drive, seeing beautiful scenery and enjoying vintage transport at the same time!

Two tour options are available at time of booking, the blue line and the red line each stopping at different vineyards along the way. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the tram office or online however tickets are issued for a specific date and time when purchased and cant be changed. The tour boards at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office which is located in the heart of Franschhoek Village. The tour allows passengers to hop-off at a stop and then when ready, hop back on to continue the tour.

If passengers wish to dine at one of the restaurants on the tour, they strongly advised that this is pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. On the website, they do have a dining reservation form that can be filled out. We stopped and had lunch at Rickety Bridge Winery. Rickety Bridge was fun, some of the best food & wine, nice atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff.

If clients are not staying in Franschhoek but like the idea of this, they now offer an exclusive transfer from Cape Town and the surrounding areas. We weren’t given much information on this but full details can be found on the website. I would highly recommend this excursion.

Thank Gemma H
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