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PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

DEPARTURE POINTS
Arrive and then depart with a shuttle from our Franschhoek Terminal to our Groot Drakenstein Terminal OR depart directly
From our Groot Drakenstein Terminal and save yourself 15 minutes each way!

Estate Closure
Monday, Tuesday – Noble Hill

Restaurant Closures
Monday, Tuesday – Anura
Monday, Tuesday – Noble Hill

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)
Vrede en Lust
Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Anura
Plaisir de Merle

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from: 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
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
Guests or SpectatorsThe 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 behavior 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.

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

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 note 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 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.

Customer Reviews

A wonderful experience was had by all. Smooth and friendly check in process, informative hosts and a warm welcome at every wine farm. Special mention to Sharlayne at Vrede en Lust for her wonderful service during our lunch for 12 people - Sharleigh Wilken


What a great fun experience we had as a family - like an adventure and one doesnt know what will happen next. Thxs for the friendly conductors on the bus and trams - it was worth it and we will defnitely do this again! - Chrisleen van der Westhuizen


We absolutely loved it... - Chantelle Booysen


A wonderful day out and fabulous scenery - excellent wine tastings - very friendly and helpful staff - just "Get on board" - John Riley


Such a fantastic tour for International and local tourists! A great day out. Very well organised and customer service is excellent from both the tram office and the drivers alike. One of the best days in Cape Town - a MUST ! - Annesu Olivier



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