Just like the pioneers of the winelands, two and a half century ago, the Franschhoek Wine Tram took a leap over the past year to make your experience with them even more luxurious and dreamy.

To begin with, their website offers detailed information in 8 common languages for travellers to easily explore and choose from their different options.

Getting to one of their terminals is also swiftly sorted. They now also offer exclusive transfers from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and surrounds at very affordable rates which collects you at your specified address. Transfers can be added to any of the experiences during the booking process at an additional cost.

You can also choose to take a City Sightseeing Red, double decker coach. A bus departs every Saturday at 9:00 AM from the V & A Waterfront tour office. At 4:00 PM, head back to the Franschhoek Wine Tram station for your transfer back to Cape Town.

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 reunited with your purchase at the time of boarding the motor-coach back home. This also applies for sole tram users: wine bottles can be left with the conductor and will be available for collection upon your return to the ticket office.

And then there is the new terminal. Located on the corner of Main Road and Cabriere Street in the town’s center. Arrive at the terminal early and grab a coffee and Beignet- their trademark, classic French pastry.

The gift shop on location also enjoys special added value: products are both made by local craftsmen and women and profits are distributed and shared with local charities. All good reasons to get your wine sack and some other memorabilia at their shop.

Your tram ticket will now be accompanied with a daily offering card from different wine estate and stops along the routes and while you enjoy the scenery on deck, a complimentary wine tasting is offered. Divine!

Current weekly schedule:

From 01.12.2020 – 15.12.2020 – Operational daily (specific routes)

Mondays- Red & Yellow Line | Tuesdays- Purple & Orange Line | Wednesdays- Gray & Pink Line | Thursdays- Purple & Orange Line | Fridays – Blue & Green Line | Saturdays- All Lines | Sundays- Red & Yellow Line.

From 16.12.2020 – 26.01.2021 – Operational Daily on all routes

The tram will be closed on the following dates:

25 & 31 December 2020 | 01 January 2021

COVID-19 protocols are in place.


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