Designed To Wow
Short after its launch, the Franschhoek Wine Tram became a Cape Winelands bucket list experience for the combination of elegant scenery travel among fine wine estates with the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as visitors desire.
Since Cape Town and the Cape Winelands are blessed with many returning visitors, both domestic and international, a need for deeper exploration and guidance to unveil some hidden gems and experiences, came to life.
Handpicked and escorted by knowledgeable locals, the Franschhoek Wine Tram offers some exciting, new experiences.
Curated Wine Experience
Discover your love for food and wine in a new light: Designed for the true wine-lovers and foodies, the Curated Wine Experience is a real treat for the senses! A knowledgeable wine guide accompanies you to a selection of wine estates for premium tastings and pairings, a cellar & vineyard tour, and a specially curated three-course lunch.
Your day starts with a journey by tram to a local wine estate where a wine guide weaves the facts, figures and scientific aspects of winemaking into interesting stories about Franschhoek’s history of wine and culture.
During this interactive experience, you will be guided through, and have an opportunity to sample, the subtle tastes of terroir, and learn about the local grape varieties, cultivars and the aspects of viticulture unique to Southern Africa.
A tour of the estate wine cellar will be followed by a specially curated three-course lunch at the estate restaurant.
After lunch, you will visit two additional top Franschhoek wine estates, enjoying a premium wine tasting at each estate.
Prepare to leave this experience feeling more knowledgeable and connected to the local wine culture, and ready to discover the Franschhoek valley further.
Exclusive Wine & Cuisine Experience
From soil to glass, the world of wine elevates every experience. Indulge in the marvels of gastronomy and wine during this all-inclusive private tram experience. Get ready to be immersed in the culture through flavourful cuisine during multi-course meals paired with some of the finest wines and bubbles the Franschhoek Valley has to offer while enjoying the serene surroundings of the Franschhoek Mountains and vineyards in the most exclusive locations.
Orchestrated by one of their finest wine guides enjoy a journey filled with fascinating stories about Franschhoek’s history, wine, and culture. Sit back and relax as you are spoiled with some one-of-a-kind food and wine pairings including a breakfast, lunch, and dessert & Sabrage experience like no other.
From starting the day with a breakfast and wine pairing in the cosy gardens of the beautiful Miko at Mont Rochelle, to an exclusive MCC & macaron experience on the vintage Brill tram. Then off to a lavish lunch pairing at the magnificent Pierneef at La Motte where you can experience not only exceptional wine and food but an extensive art gallery with some of the most collectable pieces on earth. Ending in sweet symphony, enjoy the tranquillity of the underground cellar at Haute Cabriere. Experience a cellar Sabrage like no other, then taking care of your sweet tooth with the delicious dessert and wine pairing.
End the day feeling pampered, relaxed, and revived. Ready to celebrate life and all it brings.
Village Walking Experience
Every visitor to the valley is strike by the beauty of the small town in its center. The long line of beautiful facades that hold shops, bistros, galleries and restaurants, each tell a local story. Wouldn’t it be a great opportunity to burn some calories while being amused with anecdotes of the village?
The Village Walking Tour takes you on a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Franschhoek Village. Experience some of the oldest architecture and cultural sites the village has to offer. Sites to see while enjoying the tour with us includes:
The Huguenot Memorial Monument
Franschhoek Town Hall
The Dutch Reformed Church
You will also be spoiled with a chocolate demonstration at Huguenot Fine Chocolates and a little taste of heaven. Then you will head onto the beautiful Orgari for a clay sculpture demonstration like none other. You will see first-hand how one of a kind pieces are created with a true South African flair to make each piece unique.
The tour comes to an end at the tranquil River Café where you will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine | MCC | coffee | cold drink.
Tour departs at 10 am or 2 pm.
Last but not least: the hop-on hop-off experience can be easily fine turned into a group experience. If you are planning a special occasion or need some refined attention.
Take your pick between two Group Experiences – the Valley Experience and the Village Experience. The Valley option visits three wine estates located in the beautiful Groot Drakenstein Valley, and the Village option covers three wine estates situated within the quaint Franschhoek Village. Both options offer unmatched views, unique wines, and superb dining options.
Your experience begins at the Franschhoek Terminal where you and your group can grab a coffee and browse our merchandise while waiting for your tour to begin.
Over four to five hours, your group will be transported to the estates on the itinerary by double-decker tram (shared) and tram-bus (private). At each wine estate, a selection of wine tastings is available, showcasing the estate’s award-winning wines.
Feel free to curate your group’s day within the itinerary provided – by adding a wine lecture, a dining experience, or a preferred activity on offer.
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