Franschhoek Wine Tram Explorer Tour

You are welcome to purchase wine at any of the estates and leave your purchase with one of the tram drivers, who will ensure you are re-united with your purchase at the time of boarding the motor-coach back home!

Don't Drink & Drive!
Return transfer to the Wine Tram
Tram Line ticket
Taste a local wine on the tram
25% OFF if bought together with Mega Pass

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, 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 way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a vintage style railway tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in 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 at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers through 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. Breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and fine wines: These are the hallmarks of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. When the Huguenots first settled in this spectacular valley over 300 years ago they brought with them their traditions and knowledge in winemaking and viticulture from their native France and transformed the wilderness around them into one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. This proud heritage can be seen and felt today on the wine farms.

There are a variety of cellars, from small boutique wineries that cater for those in search of something unique, to large cellars that offer organised tours and conducted tastings. Award-winning wines range from plump reds to elegant whites and delicious sparkling wines. This longstanding tradition of winemaking is a perfect complement to the excellent food that is served. The Franschhoek Valley is known as the Wine & Gourmet Capital of South Africa and has among its truly talented chefs several who have been awarded the highest national and international culinary honors.

Tickets are only valid for the stipulated day of booking and booking for this tour is essential.


Important Information
Covid information

We're encouraging social distancing at our kiosks and on our tour coaches and have sanitiser at all touch points to ensure your safety. Please be sure to wear your mask while on the bus. No mask, no entry CLICK HERE for more information on this

Departure day

Operating every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
* Friday - 24th September *
For other days of the week please see: Winelands Tour

Tour starts

Meeting points:
09h00 V&A Waterfront: Stop 1 Tour office, located office outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
08h30 CBD: Stop 5 Tour office, located at 81 Long Street
Also available: complimentary pick-up from many of our bus stops near all hotels
(further details and collection times during the booking process and on your confirmation, that you receive after check out)

Tour Ends

Tour returns to V&A Waterfront (Stop 1) at approximately 17h30/45.

Which tram Routes can I join:

*Friday - 24th September 21 : Choice of the Pink or Grey line
Wednesday: Choice of the Purple or Orange line
Saturday: Choice of the Purple or Orange line
Sunday: Choice of Purple or Orange line

Purple Tram Line

Allée Bleue, Solms-Delta, Boschendal, Plaisir de Merle Platform, Vrede en Lust Platform, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg

Orange Tram Line

Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allée Bleue, Solms-Delta, Boschendal

Pink Tram Line

Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donné, Grande Provence, Rickety Bridge, Franschhoek Cellar, Haute Cabrière, Holden Manz

Grey Tram Line

Haute Cabrière, Holden Manz, Grande Provence, Rickety Bridge, Franschhoek Cellar, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donné


8 hours


Transport from Cape Town to and from the tram in a luxury coach with free wifi
The Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket to travel on the Tram and the Tram bus
Taste a local wine on wine tram

Not included

Cost of lunch
Cost of wine tasting fees at the wine estates (Approx R 80pp)

For lunch reservations, please call:

Saturdays and Sundays:
Vrede en Lust: +27 (0)21 874 1456 Plaisir de Merle: Platters +27 (0)21 874 1072 Allée Bleue: +27 (0)21 874 1021 Noble Hill: A La Carte/Picnic +27 (0)21 874 3844 Babylonstoren: A La Carte +27 (0)21 863 3852 Backsberg: A La Carte/Picnic +27 (0)21 875 5952 Boschendal: Cheese Platters +27 (0)21 870 4211 Solms Delta: +27 (0)21 874 3937

*Friday - 24th September
Leopard’s Leap - +27 (0) 21 876 8002; Chamonix - + 27 (0) 21 876 3384; Dieu Donné - + 27 (0) 21 876 2393; Grande Provence - +27 (0) 21 876 8600; Rickety Bridge - +27(0) 21 876 2129; Franschhoek Cellar – +27 (0) 21 876 2086; Haute Cabrière - +27 (0) 21 876 3688; Holden Manz - +27 (0) 21 876 2738

Cancellation Policy

Refundable cancellation up to 24h before departure. Please note an R10 admin fee per ticket cancelled is applicable.

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