Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in a double-decker tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

This combination of tram and bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing you to hop off and experience activities like wine tastings, cellar tours, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. Franschhoek Wine Tram offers eight hop-on hop-off tours giving passengers a variety of wines, views and experiences to enjoy. Each tour is colour coded to make it easy to choose and follow. 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 and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

In addition to the hop-on hop-off tour, a curated wine experience is also available to passengers who wish to spend more time to learn more about local grape varieties, cultivars and aspects of viticulture. The curated tour includes a lunch, wine tastings and a wine pairing.

 

Tour Options:

The blue and green lines stop at the following wine estates: La Bri, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, GlenWood, La Couronne, Grande Provence and Rickety Bridge.

The red and yellow lines stop at the following wine estates: Maison, Mont Rochelle, Holden Manz, Chamonix, Dieu Donné, Grande Provence and Rickety Bridge.

The purple and orange lines stop at the following wine estates: Allée Bleue, Solms Delta, Boschendal (Cellar Door), Plaisir de Merle, Vrede en Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren and Backsberg.

The pink and grey lines stop at the following wine estates: Leopard’s Leap, Môreson, Eikehof, Paserene, Haute Cabrière, Le Lude, Franschhoek Cellar and Rickety Bridge.

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Tour & Transfer:

Franschhoek Wine Tram now offers an exclusive and direct transfer service from Cape Town and surrounds (including the airport) out to Franschhoek. Transfers are private to each booking, direct door-to-door, include a return transfer and can be arranged to accommodate an extended stay over in Franschhoek at no additional cost.

Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office, 32 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek (pre-booking is advised). Please visit www.winetram.co.za, for ticket prices and more information.

 

 

 


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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.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za