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Franschhoek Wine Tram

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour (www.winetram.co.za) is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely introduction to the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop off and experience the activities on offer, such as wine tastings, cellar tours, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. When they are ready they simply hop on to continue the tour.

The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

Franschhoek Wine Tram offers eight routes to choose from – all making use of a combination of tram and tram-buses to transport passengers to a different part of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Passengers can choose between the Blue Line, Red Line, Yellow Line, Green Line, Purple Line, Orange Line, Pink Line and Grey Line. Each route includes stops at between seven and eight wine estates and the number of stops you can enjoy depend on your departure time.

Route Highlights
BLUE LINE

The Blue Line starts with a number of tram-bus stops and concludes with two double-decker tram stops. It showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: La Bri, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, GlenWood, La Couronne, Grande Provence and Rickety Bridge.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

GREEN LINE

The Green Line starts with two double-decker tram stops and concludes with a number of tram-bus stops. It showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Grande Provence, Rickety Bridge, La Bri, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, GlenWood and La Couronne. It also makes a stop in Franschhoek Village.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

RED LINE

The Red Line starts with a number of tram-bus stops and concludes with two double-decker tram stops. It showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Maison, Mont Rochelle, Holden Manz, Chamonix, Dieu Donné, Grande Provence and Rickety Bridge.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

YELLOW LINE

The Yellow Line starts with two double-decker tram stops and concludes with a number of tram-bus stops. It showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Grande Provence, Rickety Bridge, Maison, Mont Rochelle, Holden Manz, Chamonix and Dieu Donné. It also makes a stop in Franschhoek Village.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

PURPLE LINE

The Purple Line tour starts with a number of tram-bus stops, followed by a double-decker tram journey to two estates and ends with a tram-bus. The tour showcases the picturesque western region of the Franschhoek Valley with stops at Allée Bleue, Solms Delta, Boschendal (Cellar Door), Plaisir de Merle, Vrede en Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren and Backsberg.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

ORANGE LINE

The Orange Line tour starts with a number of tram-bus stops, followed by a double-decker tram journey to two estates and ends with 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, Allée Bleue, Solms Delta and Boschendal (Cellar Door).

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

PINK LINE

The Pink Line tour starts with a single-decker tram journey followed by a tram-bus that stops at the followings estates: Leopard’s Leap, Môreson, Eikehof, Paserene, Haute Cabrière, Le Lude and Franschhoek Cellar. The tour also includes a stop in Franschhoek Village.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.

GREY LINE

The Grey Line tour starts with a number of tram-bus stops, followed by a single-decker tram journey and ends with a number of tram-bus stops. The tour stops at Haute Cabrière, Le Lude, Franschhoek Cellar, Leopard’s Leap, Môreson, Eikehof and Paserene.

To view the tour schedule and to learn more about the estates click here.


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