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Activity Description

All departure times are scheduled leaving from the Franschhoek Terminal with the shuttle bus to Groot Drakenstein.

Franschhoek Shuttle Departure Times
09:05 am | 10:05 am | 11:05 am | 12:05 pm

Groot Drakenstein Departure Times
(when traveling directly to Groot Drakenstein Terminal)
09:35 am | 10:35 am | 11:35 am | 12:35 pm

As Boschendal estate is large, allow 2 hours at this venue. A farm vehicle will take you through a working estate to the wine-tasting area, which is +/- 20 min from the tram platform.

Estate Closures:

Restaurant Closures:
Monday, Tuesday – Noble Hill

The tour is strictly a wine-tasting experience and does not host celebration events such as birthdays or bachelor/bachelorette parties as the estates visited are primarily wine-tasting venues and not party venues. In order to properly exercise their duties, the Franschhoek Wine Tram staff members place a legitimate expectation on all guests not to behave in an unacceptably loud, disruptive, offensive, or intoxicated manner. Should any such behaviour be exhibited the Franschhoek Wine Tram reserves its right to suspend or withdraw its services. All vehicles are fitted with CCTV and monitored throughout the service.

CANCELLATION POLICY (All services including chauffeur/transfer services):
24 hours + = 100% REFUND
Less than 24 hours before scheduled TIME SLOT = No Refund

Please send a cancellation email to including your booking ID on the subject to request a refund.

Passengers may dine at one of several restaurants on the tour. To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make reservations for lunch/picnic at least 24-48 hours in advance. Food or open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the tour though food and drinks are available for purchase at the wine estates. Wine tastings can be purchased at each wine estate directly.

Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-20 minutes prior to your departure time.

Please take note that pets are not permitted on the tour.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereYour tour starts and ends at Groot Drakenstein Terminal -33.856118, 18.976446 | Link to Maps: *Please note we do have a complimentary shuttle running from our Franschhoek Terminal to the Groot Drakenstein Terminal* ____________________________________________ *DEPARTURE TIMES* All departure times are scheduled leaving from the Franschhoek Terminal with the shuttle bus to Groot Drakenstein. ____________________________________________ Take note of the Franschhoek Shuttle Departure Times 09:05 am | 10:05 am | 11:05 am | 12:05 pm ____________________________________________ Take note of the Groot Drakenstein Departure Times (when traveling directly to Groot Drakenstein Terminal) 09:35 am | 10:35 am | 11:35 am | 12:35 pm
WeatherBoth the tram and tram-bus are fairly well protected from the rain but on the rare occasion, the service may be cancelled due to weather conditions or mechanical problems without notice in which case full refunds will be issued.
What to WearWe will be traveling with open blinds and windows for your safety, please wear warm comfortable clothes & shoes on cold days.
Things to BringBooking confirmation.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Transportation from the ticket office to each of the wine estates on your route.
You will also receive a daily offerings card which will include any specials/discounts for the day.


Wine tasting, lunch, and other activities at each stop.
Chauffeur/Transfer – Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.


Please note all our tours are not wheelchair friendly as the vehicles are all safari-type vehicles. All clients traveling with us need to be mobile due to stairs in all vehicles as well as accessibility at the wine estates. Please contact our offices ( or 021 300 0338) for personalized options.

Customer Reviews

Once we understood how the system worked and what shuttle we needed to take to the bus station to the tram line, it was fun! Thank you. - Kelly

Amazing experience! Will certainly be back for the other routes too!! A must-do!!! - Zubeida

We took the orange line at 9.30am with two tween/teenagers in tow and were greeted by very jovial staff handing out a Rose taster first thing- great start to the day!! Our tour guide was bubbly, informative and exuberant. We stopped at Nobel Hill and enjoyed a short tasting with cheese platter, the children wandered the grounds. The staff were pleasent but not that interactive. We loved the bubbles and rose so bought a bottle of each. Great that you can leave the wine with the bus and collect it at the final destination. Next stop was Babylonstoren- wow what a beautiful estate. We wandered the huge grounds and enjoyed meeting the donkeys. By now the children were hungry so we stopped at The Greenhouse for breakfast, gorgeous setting and food was fast and tasty. My kids loved runnning around the fountain and we visited the cheese and meat rooms but sadly did not par take in the wine tasting (did manage a glass at breakfast, as you do) as we ran out time. I would highly recommend staying here for 2 hours if you have children as there is much to keep them amused. Onwards to Vrede En Lust. This was actually our favourite tasting and for us the best wines. The sommelier was extremely knowledgeable without being obnoxious and we actually had quite a laugh with him. We enjoyed a salami platter and sat on the patio with lovely mountain views. We purchased a few bottles of the wine from this estate as its that good. There is a small playground which my younger son enjoyed. Last stop was Boschendal, its huge so take a couple of hours here. My kids took off with hired bikes and toured around while the adults enjoyed two tastings, one at the Farm Shop & Butchery and one further along at Werf Restaurant. Werf has an amazing view and we saw familys on horseback.The kids also loved climbing in the huge trees. So everyone one was happy. At this point we had to make the last tram back to Groot, the day flies by and we wished we could stay longer. This trip was one of our favourite in SA and even the teens seemed to enjoy being outside in beautiful grounds. At first we thought the tram/wine estate information was a little overwhelming so we gave up trying to understand it and just jumped right in. Once you arrive at Groot you are guided every step of the way, so I would recommend not trying to overplan and just get swept along in the magic. Thank you to all the staff we encountered, we had a fabulous day. - Charles

We had a great day wine tasting. The weather was excellent, the tram and trolleys were fun, and the service at the vineyards was very good. - Don

Great experience! Loved being able to choose which wineries to go to and it's so easy to jump on and off. The staff were great and views incredible! - Lindsey

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