Franschhoek Wine Valley

Experience the best of Anthonij Rupert Wines and L’Ormarins in one visit

FMM TramTrams are a regular feature of movie scenes filmed in San Francisco, affording the audiences a glimpse of this classic mode of transport. Visitors can now head to L’Ormarins Estate and Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the breathtaking Franschhoek Wine Valley, to experience this mode of transport first hand.

Owner Johann Rupert’s vision of providing visitors with a unique and scenic way to travel between the two visitor facilities has been realised with the introduction of two specially built trams. The two facilities are the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins Estate and the two Tasting Rooms (Terra del Capo and Anthonij Rupert) situated on the adjacent farm, Anthonij Rupert Estate.

Using the traditional San Francisco trams as a guideline, these trams look like their genuine counterparts with the only difference being that these do not travel on tracks but rather on the road. The trams will travel in tandem between the locations, with each journey lasting approximately 30 minutes and will operate on a hop-on hop-off basis, ensuring visitors a relaxed and truly memorable experience as they travel through the vineyards. This system allows visitors a comfortable journey through the most scenic parts of the estate, with several special viewing spots to take photographs or simply admire the scenery. The large windows of the vehicle are specially designed to allow guests the opportunity to enjoy the splendid vistas of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, the beautiful vineyards of Anthonij Rupert Wyne as well as the majestic Groot Drakenstein Mountains.

There can be few better ways to experience two internationally recognised estates without having to drive yourself, and making a day of visiting the Franschhoek Motor Museum, tasting superb wines and then ending off the visit with a delicious lunch either under the olive trees or in the antipasto bar at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room.

The two trams will be available to visitors from March 2014, and for more information contact 021 874 9004.


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