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Franschhoek Wine Tram

32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
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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
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 300 0338
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great way to spend (or lose!) a day in Franschhoek. Knowledgeable and friendly guides, prompt and efficient drop off and collection (this can be a challenge later in the day when the wine is flowing!) and a fun way to see several wine farms. The...More

Thank 114davee
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Both my wife and son had birthdays in June and we could only get accommodation this weekend. First stop after checking into the hotel was to get the shuttle into the town centre to catch the wine tram. Our choice was the green line. By...More

Thank Gands48
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The tram is actually a bus dressed up as a tram, and takes you on a loop to visit the vineyards you want to taste wine at. There are several routes to choose from, and each route runs on the hour, giving you plenty of...More

1  Thank JennyA09
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The organisation is very good with the trams and busses keeping to the timetable. Our bus was full on the first departure, so booking in advance is recommended. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and very friendly to all. It was a joy to be able...More

Thank Kipper_CK
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Tram and bus tour is an excellent way of enjoying one of the best kept secrets of he Western Cape. The tour gives you options to choose. You can decide how long you want to stay at a point of attraction and which farms...More

1  Thank GerritVermeulen
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The wine train is a wonderful way to do your wine tasting tour because they take care of the driving for you. You only need to worry about which wineries you will chose to see. We did six on the day. They all looked good...More

Thank Elsie J
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a great way to visit some of the wineries in the area, allowing everyone to drink and no worry about who's driving! The one hour minimum time at each stop ensured that you did not feel rushed and allowed you some time to...More

Thank frog0101
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the Yellow tram. Great day out from start to finish. You can pick which vineyard you want to visit on the route. Get on get off service so you can stay as long as you want and dine there or visit up...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The tram is a very convenient way to visit the wineries, which are not near each other. I recommend limiting the visits to three, to get to enjoy each one with enough time.

Thank OscarTdB
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We booked the wine tram tour in advance of our trip to Franschhoek when in reality we'd have enjoyed ourselves just as much travelling by tuk tuk. There's a lot of dead time in between touring the vineyards and after a while they become much...More

Thank John N
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear John N Thank you for taking the time to share your review, "Enjoyable..." but was it necessary? As stated on our website, the Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tours are designed to allow visitors an opportunity to "discover the true essence of the Franschhoek...More

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Miroslava B
17 September 2017|
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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
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baasecha1
14 September 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear baasecha1 Thank you for contacting the Franschhoek Wine Tram. We'll certainly be in full swing on 16 December 2017 and at this stage we have one wine estate closed on the day: Dieu Donne and two restaurants closed on... More
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BelfastEmma12
29 July 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekWineTram | Property representative |
Dear BelfastEmma12 We're sorry to confirm that both Dieu Donne and Roca Restaurant will be closed to our guests on the 20th of November as a result of the wedding, and that we'll not be stopping there. As far as dining... More
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