Franschhoek Wine Tram: Tour Up To Nine Wine Farms in Style

Franschhoek Wine Tram

A hop-on-hop-off tour of the magnificent Franschhoek wine valley.

Feel like wine-tasting with a difference? Then, you really should book a wine tram tour of the Franschhoek Winelands – a combination of a bus and tram ride that allows you to, well, hop on and off at the wine farms on your chosen itinerary. Feel like a heightened experience? Then grab a seat on the top deck of the double-decker tram for double the viewing potential.
All you have to do is pick your preferred wine route, sit back and enjoy sweeping vineyard and mountain vistas.

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Franschhoek Tram

There are eight lines in total – Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Grey, Pink, and Yellow – each of which visits between seven and nine wine estates and showcases a different part of the Franschhoek Valley. The Orange and Purple Lines traverse the western region of Franschhoek; the Blue and Green Lines showcase the majestic mountains of the valley; the Red and Yellow Lines take you through rolling vineyards stretching out as far as the eye can see, and the Pink and Grey Lines combine the best of all the lines.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram Routes

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Orange Line Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Anura,
Vrede en Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allee Bleue, Boschendal, Solms Delta
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Purple Line Allée Bleue, Boschendal, Zorgvliet, Plaisir de Merle,
Vrede en Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Anura
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Blue Line La Bri, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, Glenwood,
La Couronne, Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence Platform
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Green Line Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Franschhoek Village, La Bri,
Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, Glenwood, La Couronne
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Red Line Maison, Holden Manz, Mont Rochelle, Chamonix,
Dieu Donne, Rickety Bridge, Maison, Grande Provence
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Yellow Line Maison, Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Franschhoek Village,
Holden Manz, Mont Rochelle, Chamonix, Dieu Donne
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Grey Line Haute Cabriere, Le Lude, Franschhoek Cellar,
Leopard’s Leap, Moreson, Eikehof, Paserene
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Pink Line Leopard’s Leap, Moreson, Eikehof, Paserene, Franschhoek Village,
Le Lude, Haute Cabriere, Franschhoek Cellar
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How it works Once you have booked a departure time for one of the tours, you are free to hop on and hop off at the various wine estates on your chosen route (although you must start the tour at the ticket office at Franschhoek Square).
Once you get off at a wine estate, it will be, depending on the route you’ve chosen, either one hour or 35 minutes before the next bus or tram collects you. You are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour or two at any of the wineries, but this means you’ll need to forfeit another winery along the way.

Other Franschhoek Tram Experiences

The Curated Wine Experience takes passengers to a local wine estate from the Franschhoek Village (leaves at 10.10am). Once there, they’ll be given a guided cellar tour and a three-course lunch before enjoying wine tastings at two additional wine estates and ending the day back at the Franschhoek Village at 5pm.

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The Group Tram Experience takes passengers to four Franschhoek wine estates during a four-to-five-hour period, where they’ll be able to enjoy lunch or a picnic (on request) at one of the world-class restaurants on the estates. Guests will be guided through, and have an opportunity to sample, the local grape varieties, learning about the different aspects of viticulture which are unique to Southern Africa.

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All that’s left to say is: Santé! À la vôtre!


Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Road Franschhoek Western Cape


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Time of publication: 19 November 2018