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ORANGE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

Estate Closures:
Restaurant
Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal
Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg
Every Tuesday: Noble Hill
02.11.2019: Backsberg

The Orange 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:

Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Backsberg
Vrede en Lust
Plaisir de Merle
Allee Bleue
Solms Delta
Boschendal

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

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

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: 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 Road & 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 WearComfortable clothes & shoes
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsEstate Closures: Restaurant Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg Every Tuesday: Noble Hill 02.11.2019: Backsberg *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? 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: 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.

ExclusionsWine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop

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

Had a really good time. Brought my family from overseas along and they all thoroughly enjoyed. We only hit Noble Hit, Bablysontoren and Allee Bleue of the available vineyards, but still sampled great wines and ate amazing food. - Thomas Platt


Great experience, well organized. - Ashveer Beeharilall


Sehr gut organisierte Wein Tour mit motivierten, freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeitern. Schöne Weingüter mit super Degustationen. Trotz Regentag ein tolles Erlebnis! - Anita Schneider


It was a really good time for enjoying the wines at some of the hughe number of wineyards around frenchhoek. We had a very good time there. And we realised that we have to come back for using the other lines too. - Joerg Riedel


Friendly and helpful staff, smiling through the pouring rain. Went that extra bit to keep us smiling too. Efficient drop off and pick ups worked to schedule. Great wines in beautiful vineyards. - Andrew Rogers




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