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Franschhoek Wine Tram

32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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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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“blue line” (75 reviews)
“great fun” (102 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 300 0338
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The only thing that has saved this from getting 2 stars is the Holden Manz vineyard, where the staff were attentive and charismatic. Otherwise it's a day of being treated like a commodity by other vineyards (especially La Bri, who were super rude, maybe because...More

Thank Tom K
FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Tom K I'm sorry to hear that your experience of the Franschhoek Wine Tram did not live up to your expectations. I'll certainly share your review with the estates you visited on the day. In our marketing material we promise that passengers aboard our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had a superb day in the vineyards of Franschhoek getting to know people and places. One issue to mention though, staff at the booking office could not and did not provide any relevant information about the vineyards, saying that their literature...More

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The weather wasn't so good but a great atmosphere on the tram with an excellent guide. Wine tasting great fun when you don't have to worry about driving.

1  Thank Jill121
Reviewed 1 week ago

They make it very easy to travel from one winery to the other, and we enjoyed all of the stops on our tram route (blue line).

Thank cgh7688
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little sceptical about the trip but it turned out to be a great way to seen many of the vineyards as it stopped off along the way. All offer wine tasting (at an extra cost) and you can also get food be...More

Thank Scarybird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I were recently on holiday in Cape Town & heard about the wine tram. What a fun & exciting way to visit the wine farms in Franschhoek & do wine tasting. We especially enjoyed the 2 stops with the train ! The...More

1  Thank MissBridget11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a faaaantastic experience!!!! We had the most amazing weather and the wine "tasting" was simply amazing. The only stop I didn't enjoy was Leopard's Leap as it felt as if we were stuck at a very busy train station however it is a perfect...More

Thank vanashreem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the blue line, which includes both the hop on hop off tram and bus. A 5-star experience was offered at both La Bourgogne - had delicious snacks in their wonderful and sunny garden - and Holden Manz. Please do order a lunch basket...More

Thank Jeroen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and inexpensive way to visit many wineries in one day. There are a few different routes that are offered. Some do not run every day. The young lady at the kiosk where the tickets are sold helped map out a route...More

Thank gramma-Jill-S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! My friend and I had a great time touring on the Green Line. We went to Rickety Bridge, Mont Rochelle, Le Lud, La Bourgogne and La Couronne. It was great fun and the staff was hilarious. My friend also misplaced her scarf...More

Thank 511lauren
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Miroslava B
17 September 2017|
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
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
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