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PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

The Purple Line tour includes a journey on a double-decker railway tram and a tram-bus. The tour showcases the picturesque western region of the Franschhoek Valley with stops at Allee Bleue, Solms Delta, Boschendal, Plaisir de Merle, Vrede en Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren and Backsberg.

The Purple Line departs at:
09:30 am (Max: 5 Stops)
10:05 am (Max: 5 Stops)
10:40 am (Max: 4 Stops)
11:15 am (Max: 4 Stops)
11:50 am (Max: 3 Stops)

Estate Closures:
Wine Tasting
29.10.2019: Boschendal

Restaurant
Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal
Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg
Every Tuesday: Noble Hill
29.10.2019: Boschendal

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.

We now also offer exclusive transfers from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and surrounds at very affordable rates which collects you at your specified address. Please see the zones below in terms of the collections areas included within our various pricing structures.

Transfer Zone 1(Additional Fee-See booking page for price)
*Please note transfer bookings to be made a minimum of 24 hours before your tour.
Pickups: CPT Airport, Acacia Park, Athlone, Aurora, Bantry Bay, Bellville, Bergvliet, Bishops Court, Boston, Brackenfell, Brooklyn, Camps Bay, Cape Town CBD, Century City, Claremont, Clifton, Constantia, De Bron, De Tyger, Durbanville, Edgemead, Epping, Eversdal, Fairways, Fresnaye, Gardens, Goodwood, Grassy Park, Green Point, Higgovale, Kenilworth, Kensington, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Kuilsriver, Meadowridge, Milnerton, Mouille Point, Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory, Oranjezicht, Ottery, Paarden Eiland, Paarl, Panorama, Parow, Pinehurst, Pinelands, Plattekloof, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Rosebank, Sea Point, Sonstraal Hoogte, Stellenberg, Stellenbosch, Tamboerskloof, Thornton, Three Anchor Bay, Tygervalley, Vierlanden, Waterfront, Welgedacht, Welgelegen, Welgemoed, Wynberg

Transfer Zone 2(Additional Fee-See booking page for price)
Pickups: Atlantic Beach, Bakeoven, Bergvliet, Clovelly, Duinefontein, Diepriver, Fishhoek, Glencairn, Gordons Bay, Heathfield, Kalk Bay, Kirstenhof, Kommetjie, Melkbos, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Simonstown, St James, Sun Valley, Tokai, Blouberg, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg, Parklands, Pelican Park, Retreat, Strand, Strandfontein, Sunningdale, Table View, Somerset West, Steenberg, Mitchells Plain

Should your desired area not be included in these zones please contact our office (info@winetram.co.za) to receive a quote in any other areas.

Lunch:
To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make lunch or picnic reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel, especially during weekends or over the summer months.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from 2 Locations: The Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office located in the centre of the Franschhoek Village. 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Square, Franschhoek 7690 Drakenstein Station. Please see location details below: Drakenstein Station -33.856118, 18.976446 Link to Maps: https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Groot-Drakenstein/@-33.8204636,18.9791936,12z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdrakenstein+station!3m4!1s0x0:0xd65629ece21073e!8m2!3d-33.8633244!4d18.9769506 Where can I park my car? Please make use of the free parking conveniently located at the corner of Dirkie Uys and La Rochelle Streets, within 2 minutes walk of our ticket office. Purple and Orange line passengers who wish to depart from our Groot Drakenstein ticket office can park their cars at the station located on the corner of the R45 and R310 roads.
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 WearComfortable clothes and shoes
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or Spectators*The tour is monitored by video cameras for safety and security purposes 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. Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time. Where to Park? Please make use of the free parking conveniently located at the corner of Dirkie Uys and La Rochelle Streets, within 2 minutes walk of our ticket office. Purple and Orange line passengers who wish to depart from our Groot Drakenstein ticket office can park their cars at the station located on the corner of the R45 and R310 roads. Please note 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. 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. Passengers may dine at one of several restaurants on the tour. In order to avoid disappointment, we advise passengers to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel. Please take note that pets are not permitted on the tour. CANCELLATION POLICY: 7 days + = 100% REFUND 1 - 7 days = 50% REFUND Less than 24 hours before scheduled TIME SLOT = No Refund Please send a cancellation email to info@winetram.co.za including your booking ID on the subject to request a refund. Estate Closures: Wine Tasting 29.10.2019: Boschendal Restaurant Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg Every Tuesday: Noble Hill 29.10.2019: Boschendal

Requirements

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

Inclusions

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.

ExclusionsWine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop are excluded unless noted as included on our website.

Notes

Please note transfer bookings to be made a minimum of 24 hours before your tour.

To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make reservations for lunch/picnic at least 24-48 hours in advance.

Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time.

Customer Reviews

Truly an amazing experience. Such beautiful scenery and excellent wines! It can get a bit chilly onboard the buses so bring a jacket whatever the weather. Just enjoy and make sure you have a plan of the wineries you want to visit. - Elisa Hauhia


The Franschhoek Wine Tram was a wonderful experience. The schedules were on point and the trip guiders were very nice, entertaining and friendly. I would recommend this for anyone that enjoys adventures and have a thing for wines. - Thuli Seoka


The Purple Line Wine Tram was amazing! I love the idea of the hop on, hop off and there was a variety of great wine estates to choose from. This was something i will definitely do soon. The vibe and everything is worth it! - Lukemore Fadzi


Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed it. Friendly staff, very attentive and punctual. - Braydon Mac Adam


What an awesome experience! Definitely not to be missed if you ever able to do the Franschoek Wine Tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we met some lovely people along the way. The staff was absolutely fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, attentive, accommodating and friendly. Well done! - ANTOINETTE COOKE




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