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, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.
The tours work as follows; you book a specific departure time for one of the tours and once you get onto the tour it is hopping on and hopping 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 1 hour before the next bus/tram will arrive for pick up, you are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour(s) at Rickety Bridge, this will just mean you need to forfeit another winery.
Starting point - The tour starts at the tram's ticket office on the corner of Main Road and Cabriere Street. Please note you must arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to your departure time to collect your tickets. You would only be able to visit 3 – 4 wine estates on a day, depending on your planning. So make sure to include Rickety Bridge on your itinerary!
You need to book in advance to secure your seats but you can also book at our ticket office on the day subject to availability. You can book online through their website: www.winetram.co.za.
The tram has recently extended their product offering. The Full Tour & Transfer is their 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. Please see the tram's website for more details.
Enhance your visit to the Cape Winelands by immersing yourself in the world-renowned winemaking culture of the Franschhoek Valley while discovering local wines under the expert guidance of a knowledgeable wine guide and sampling the best of local cuisine.
Groups experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards, stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. The itinerary covers up to four wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. At each wine estate, a premium wine tasting is served to the group showcasing their award-winning wines. The itinerary selection covers up to four wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. Several of the wine estates on the itinerary boast world-class restaurants. Please note you need to be a minimum of 20 guests in order to book this service.