Franschhoek Wine Tram
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.
Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.
A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour.
The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, complimentary wine tastings and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.
The tours works as follows; you book a departure time for one of the tours and once you get onto the tour it is hop on – hop off at the various wine estates on your chosen route in intervals of 1 hour each. Please note that once you get off at a wine estate it will be 1hour before the next bus/tram will arrive for pick up, you are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour(s) at any of the wineries, this will just mean you need to forfeit another winery. If passengers wish to dine at one of the restaurants on the tour it is advisable to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance directly with the wine estate, most of the wineries also have platters available.
Starting point - The tour starts from our ticket office on 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Square. Please note you must arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your departure time to collect your tickets. When arriving late we cannot guarantee that there will be space available on any of the other time slots for the day, thus you might forfeit your tickets or need to wait for a back-up vehicle if available to drop you into the route. You would only be able to visit 3 – 4 wine estates on a day, depending on your planning, see the bottom of the time schedule for the maximum amount of stops possible on your departure.
Additional Offerings: Transfers
We have recently extended our product offering. The Full Tour & Transfer is our latest product that includes direct pick-up from any location in Cape Town, Strand, Stellenbosch or Paarl and a drop-off once the tour is complete (either the same day or later in the week). The transfer is exclusive to each booking and not a shared group transport. You will also get collected at the specific address provided by you. The price for this excluding the tour is +/-R550.00 per person within the designated Zone, please see the website for more details. We also offer group discounts on the Transfer option.
Daily Departure Times:
Blue Line: 10:00am, 11:00am
Green Line: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm
Red Line: 10:30am, 11:30am
Yellow Line: 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm
Tickets can be purchased either online at www.winetram.co.za or at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office in the Franschhoek Village subject to availability.
Please see our website for ticket prices and details on the current complimentary wine tastings offered on the tour
A limited number of tickets are available each day so early booking is advisable
Tickets are only valid for the date and time specified on the ticket
· Tel: +27 21 300 0338
· Email: email@example.com
· Website: www.winetram.co.za
· Facebook: www.facebook.com/winetram
· Address: Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
· Driving Directions from Cape Town:
o Take the N1 to Paarl
o After approx. 50km take Exit 47 (Stellenbosch/Wellington/Klapmuts turnoff)
o At the STOP sign at the bottom of the off ramp turn RIGHT, going under the N1
o Cross over the 4-way STOP and take the first road to the LEFT signposted Franschhoek
o Continue along this road for approx. 10km until you get to a T-junction
o Turn RIGHT towards Franschhoek
o Ticket office located on 32 Main Road Franschhoek (on right hand side as you enter the village just between the Standard Bank and Nedbank)