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Activity Description

Franschhoek Wine Tram Curated Wine Experience:

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 our knowledgeable wine ambassador and sampling the best of local cuisine.

Join us for a wine experience that showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines, and a 300-year history.

Tour Experience:
The day starts with a journey by tram to a local wine estate where our wine ambassador weaves the facts, figures, and scientific aspects of winemaking into interesting stories about Franschhoek’s history of wine and culture.

During this engaging and interactive experience, guests will be guided through, and have an opportunity to sample, the subtle tastes of terroir, as well as learn about the local grape varieties, cultivars, and aspects of viticulture that are unique to Southern Africa.

After the morning lecture, guests will join the wine guide on a tour of the estate wine cellar followed by a specially curated three-course gourmet lunch at the estate restaurant.

In the afternoon, guests will visit two local wine estates in Franschhoek, enjoying a premium wine pairing at each estate.

At the end of the experience, guests will leave feeling more knowledgeable and connected to the local wine culture and ready to discover the Franschhoek Valley further.

Tour Highlights:
• Depart from the Franschhoek Terminal at 10:30 am
• The passage on the double-decker railway tram to a local wine estate
• Wine lecture by a wine ambassador
• Guided cellar tour (when available)
• Three-course lunch
• Premium wine tastings at two additional wine estates
• Return to the Franschhoek Village at approximately 5 pm

Franschhoek Valley:
Breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, and fine wines: These are the hallmarks of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. When the Huguenots first settled in this spectacular valley over 300 years ago, they brought with them their traditions and knowledge in winemaking and viticulture from their native France and transformed the wilderness around them into one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. This proud heritage can be seen and felt today in the Village and on the surrounding farms.

The fertile Franschhoek Valley is home to some of South Africa’s noble cultivars and classic styles. These range from superb whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, and Chenin Blanc, to the full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.

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.

Regret no children without prior arrangement.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th and 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from the Franschhoek Terminal. Corner of Main Road and Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690 Where to Park? Parking available at the Franschhoek Terminal..
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 travelling with open blinds and windows for your safety, please wear warm comfortable clothes & shoes on cold days. As the tour includes a vineyard walk we suggest wearing comfortable shoes for walking on outside terrain.
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age18 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

InclusionsPassage on the tram to a local wine estate, wine lecture by knowledgeable wine ambassador, cellar tour (when available), three-course lunch, premium wine tastings at two additional wine estates

Items of a personal nature
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 travelling 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 personalised options.


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Customer Reviews

What a fantastic day we had. If you want to go on a wine tasting tour this is the trip to do. We were in a group of 12 which was so well organised by our guide. We went to 3 vineyards where we tasted great wines, ate some great food and made some great memories. Couldn't fault this trip, it was such a fun day out. - Debbie

Fantastic experience, great group interactions. Wonderful day out, would highly recommend to anyone!! - Sinead

This was a GREAT way to experience the beauty of Franschhoek wineries! We were a fairly small group with our own guide who greeted us at the departure station and brought us beignets and coffees. He was fun and knowledgeable and the whole group really hit it off. The tram and train were cute and fun. The wines we tasted were amazing as was the food. Each of the 3 wineries we visited was perfect for the experience planned! Highly recommend!! - Kathleen

The tour worked well with not all the tramline running , visited 3 wineries and had a good filling lunch at Rickety Bridge Sampled a wide variety of produce Party size of 12 worked well - Jon

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this event. The overall experience was nothing short of exceptional, providing a captivating journey into the world of South African wines, with a special focus on the renowned region of Franschhoek. Our host for the day, Simon, deserves special commendation. His passion for and knowledge of South African wines enriched the experience, making it both educational and enjoyable. Simon's approach was not only informative but also infused with a genuine warmth that created a welcoming atmosphere. The curated event successfully captured the essence of Franschhoek, showcasing its diverse landscapes and the unique character of its wines. The selection of vineyards and wineries allowed for a comprehensive exploration of the region's terroir, offering a well-rounded perspective on its winemaking heritage. The attention to detail in organising the event did not go unnoticed. From the picturesque vineyards to the award-winning wineries and tram rides, every aspect was thoughtfully curated to provide participants with an immersive and memorable experience. I appreciate the opportunity to contribute my feedback and believe that events like these play a crucial role in promoting and celebrating the rich cultural and oenological tapestry of Franschhoek. Thank you once again for this delightful experience. - Berk

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