Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Wine Tram

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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.

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.

TOUR OPTIONS:

The Blue Line visits the following estates: Le Lude, La Petite Dauphine, Holden Manz, La Bourgone, La Couronne, Mont Rochelle, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Green Line visits the following estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Le Lude, La Petite Dauphine, Holden Manz, La Bourgone, La Couronne and Mont Rochelle.

The Red Line visits the following estates: La Bri, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Leopards Leap Family Vineyards, Maison Estate, Eikehof, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Yellow Line visits the following estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, La Bri, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Leopards Leap Family Vineyards, Maison Estate and Eikehof.

Tickets can be purchased either online at www.winetram.co.za or at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office (early booking is advisable). Please see our website for ticket prices and details on the current complimentary wine tastings offered on the tours.

Tour & Transfer: Franschhoek Wine Tram now offers an exclusive and private transfer service that collects passengers from Cape Town (or surrounds including the airport) and transports them out to experience the tour. Passengers have the option of a return transfer the same day or at a later date if they wish to stay in Franschhoek for a few days.

Please visit www.winetram.co.za for more details.


Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.