PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

Estate Closure:
Noble Hill (Every Tuesday)

Restaurant Closures:
Alleé Bleue (until further notice)
Backsberg (12.12.2020)
Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal
Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg (platters available)

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 (cashless estate – card payments only)
Plaisir de Merle
Vrede en Lust
Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Backsberg

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 collection areas included within our pricing structure.

Includes the following areas: Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Paarl | Strand
Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.

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

Arrangements

ProviderFranschhoek Wine Tram
DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from 2 Locations: 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 The Franschhoek Terminal. Cnr of Main & Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690
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.
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsEstate Closure: Noble Hill (Every Tuesday) Restaurant Closures: Alleé Bleue (until further notice) Backsberg (12.12.2020) Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg (platters available) Every Tuesday: Noble Hill *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 +/-20 minutes prior to your departure time. Where to Park? Parking available at the Franschhoek Terminal. 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 (All Service including chauffer/transfer services): 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.

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.

Exclusions

Wine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop are excluded unless noted as included on our website.
Chauffer/Transfer – Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.

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 +/-20 minutes prior to your departure time.

As safety is one of our main priorities we will be implementing the following protocols for the safety of our guests and employees:
- Guests should arrive +/- 20 minutes before their departure for COVID-19 screening (Temperature check & capturing information)
Guests with a temperature exceeding 37°C will not be allowed to continue on our service.
- Masks/Shields covering your nose and mouth must be worn upon arrival and throughout your journey with us (Wine Estates, subject to their regulations)
- Safe practice of social distancing, 1.5m to be maintained between guests as well as staff at all times. (Seating on all vehicles will be managed by our staff)
- Sanitising stations will be available in the terminal upon arrival as well as each vehicle.
- All vehicles will be sanitised upon guests disembarking at a Wine Estate.

Please note we have provided the necessary training to our team to ensure all protocols are followed to keep you safe.
We reserve the right to refuse entry on the premises/service if guests refuse to adhere to the above-mentioned protocols.

Customer Reviews

The Wine Tram experience was awesome! Would definately do it again in a heart beat. - Sethu Komani


This was one of my best experiences in my home city. Franschoek is absolutely gorgeous. Would book this tram experience every weekend if I could. The people are humble and super friendly. The wine is out of this world. The scenery and views are picture perfect. 5 stars from me and my partner. - Chanel Vermeulen


We didn't quite know what to expect when we booked for the Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience but were excited to give it a try. From start to finish the entire experience far surpassed anything we could have imagined. The buses and trams ran like clockwork and SKay and Tino were fantastic hosts. Definitely and experience to remember. - Nicole Bezuidenhout


We had excellent service! Would definitely recommend this wine tasting tour :-) - Kim Abrahams


One of the best experience we ever had in a long time. We love every thing about the Purple Line. The sightseeing, the food especially at Vrede & Lust and but of cause the wine tasting were epic. We met new friends as well on the tram.13th anniversary my husband and I will never forget. Thanks again for making it so memorable. - Nathalie Magalie




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