Franschhoek Wine Tram

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.

The tour is strictly a wine tasting experience and does not host celebration events such as birthdays or bachelor / bachelorette parties. Unfortunately, the wine estates will not allow a celebration/party on their estates as they are essentially wine tasting venues and not party venues. Thus no birthday celebrations or bachelorettes / bachelors can be accommodated on our service.

Please find below information on the wine tram tours and additional offerings:

Full Day Hop On Hop Off Franschhoek Wine Tram Tours:

Blue/Green Line (R220.00 per person)
Travelling on a tram-bus and a double-decker railway tram, you will experience breathtaking mountain views while stopping at as many as six of the following wine estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge & Grande Provence

Red/Yellow Line (R220.00 per person)
Travelling on a tram-bus and a double-decker railway tram, the tour showcases Franschhoek's picturesque rolling vineyards and includes stops at as many as six of the following wine estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

Purple/Orange Line (R220.00 per person)
The Purple Line offers a diverse range of vineyards where you find yourself immersed in history and breathtaking architecture.
You will visit Vrede en Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allée Bleue, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Glen Carlou and Solms-Delta.

You need to book in advance to secure your seats but you can also book at our ticket office on the day subject to availability, we do not make any telephonic bookings. You can book online through our website: www.winetram.co.za. We can host a maximum of 26 guests per departure for our hop-on-hop-off tours.

The tours work as follows; you book a specific departure time for one of the tours and once you get onto the tour it is hopping on and hopping off at the various wine estates on your chosen route in intervals of 1 hour each. Please note that once you get off at a wine estate it will be 1hour before the next bus/tram will arrive for pick up, you are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour(s) at any of the wineries, this will just mean you need to forfeit another winery. If passengers wish to dine at one of the restaurants on the tour it is advisable to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance directly with the wine estate, most of the wineries also have platters available. Wine tasting and lunch is excluded from your ticket price and can be booked and settled with the estates on the day directly. Wine tasting is normally priced between R30 – R60 per person depending on the wine selection and estate.The tours work as follows; you book a specific departure time for one of the tours and once you get onto the tour it is hopping on and hopping off at the various wine estates on your chosen route in intervals of 1 hour each. Please note that once you get off at a wine estate it will be 1hour before the next bus/tram will arrive for pick up, you are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour(s) at any of the wineries, this will just mean you need to forfeit another winery. If passengers wish to dine at one of the restaurants on the tour it is advisable to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance directly with the wine estate, most of the wineries also have platters available. Wine tasting and lunch is excluded from your ticket price and can be booked and settled with the estates on the day directly. Wine tasting is normally priced between R30 – R60 per person depending on the wine selection and estate.

Starting point - The tour starts at our ticket office on 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Square. Please note you must arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to your departure time to collect your tickets. When arriving late we cannot guarantee that there will be space available on any of the other time slots for the day, thus you might forfeit your tickets or need to wait for a backup vehicle if available to drop you into the route. You would only be able to visit 3 – 4 wine estates on a day, depending on your planning, see the bottom of the time schedule for the maximum amount of stops possible on your departure.

Additional Offerings:

Transfers
We have recently extended our product offering. The Full Tour & Transfer is our latest product that includes direct pick-up from any location in Cape Town, Strand, Stellenbosch or Paarl and a drop-off once the tour is complete (either the same day or later in the week). The transfer is exclusive to each booking and not a shared group transport. You will also get collected at the specific address provided by you. The price for this excluding the tour is +/-R550.00 per person within the designated Zone, please see the website for more details. We also offer group discounts on the Transfer option.

Curated Experience (R1050.00 per person)
Enhance your visit to the Cape Winelands by immersing yourself in the world-renowned winemaking culture of the Franschhoek Valley while discovering local wines under the expert guidance of a knowledgeable wine guide and sampling the best of local cuisine.

Regret no children without prior arrangement.

Group Experience (Price on request)
Groups experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards, stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. The itinerary covers up to four wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. At each wine estate, a premium wine tasting is served to the group showcasing their award-winning wines. The itinerary selection covers up to four wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. Several of the wine estates on the itinerary boast world-class restaurants. Please note you need to be a minimum of 20 guests in order to book this service.

Please download the e-brochure for more information or visit  winetram.co.za 

Contact Us

accommodation@ricketybridge.com
+27 21 876 2129