Hop-on hop-off tour

From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

From US$ 37 per person

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of this picturesque valley, its rolling vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Look for the branded Cape Explorer bus stop and/or a red Cape Explorer. Each pickup location has a unique pickup time (please be ready for pickup 10 minutes before departure): Pink/Grey Line Pick up points: CBD: Meet at the City Sightseeing Downtown Tour Office located at 81 Long Street at 8:30 AM V&A Waterfront: Meet At the City Sightseeing Tour Office located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium at 9:00 AM


  • Relax and join the Franschhoek Wine Tram for this unique wine experience
  • Hop onto a tram to specially selected wine estates
  • Choose between different lines and spend the day exploring the wine estates on your route
  • Spend 1 hour at each estate, then hop back on and move to the next
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Uncover the lush beauty of the Franschhoek Valley on a hop-on hop-off tram and bus tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus from Cape Town and hop aboard the tram which stops at wine estates. Savor a range of wines while you take in the views from the tram. 8:30 AM - Navy and Burgundy Line: After the guides stop at the last pickup point, you will depart Cape Town at 8:30 AM and head to the Franschhoek Valley. Arrive at the Groot Drakenstein station in the Franschhoek Valley by motor coach and board your choice of tram line (clockwise and counterclockwise) stopping at Zorgvliet, Vrede and Lust, Sols Delta, Plaisir de Merle, Camberley, Le Pommier, Boschendal, or Allee Bleue. 9 AM - Pink and Grey Line (from December 26th - January 2nd): After the guides stop at the last pickup point at 9 AM, depart Cape Town for Franschhoek Valley. Arrive at the Franschhoek Terminal by motor coach and board your choice of tram line (clockwise and counterclockwise) stopping at Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Grande Provence, Haute Cabriere, Klein Goederust, Leopard's Leap, and Rickety Bridge. The circular routes stop at any of the 8 wine estates with the tram or tram bus passing every 60 minutes. Hop-on-hop-off at your preferred wine estates. Wine-tasting fees are excluded and payable on the day.

Each of the lines has a wide selection of wine estates to visit, from boutique to marquee estates, and offers a unique perspective on the Franschhoek wine experience. At 4:45 PM, head back to the bus for your return to Cape Town.

  • Transfer from Cape Town to Franschhoek Valley
  • Entrance to the Franschhoek tram
  • Live guided commentary on the tram
  • Wine tasting on the tram
  • Wine tastings at the wine estates
  • Lunch at the wine estates

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Important information

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  •  You can expect to stop at 4 - 5 of the 8 wine estates
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, all vehicles are thoroughly disinfected every day and hand sanitizer is provided at main stops
  • Minimum age for the wine tastings is 18 (alternatives available)
  • Until end Oct '22 - Orange or purple tram route will be allocated
  • Nov '22 Onwards - Navy or Burgundy tram route will be allocated
  • 2nd Departure 26 - 30 Dec (9AM) - Pink or Grey tram route will be allocated
  • Please be at the clearly marked bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure
  • Tickets are only valid on the stipulated day of booking
  • Available tram routes vary depending on the day of operation during the winter
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We had an excellent day, visiting 6 vineyards. We started the day with a wine and fudge pairing tasting (yum!) and a gin tasting, and ended the day at Boschendal with a premium wine tasting, and a wine and chocolate pairing tasting (even more yum!)! Would 100% recommend this, the artisanal chocolates were incredible with the wine. We mostly had the estate(cheaper) wines and would recommend spending a bit more for the premium wines, as we found out at Boschendal, this does make quite a difference!

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October 20, 2022

The tours are perfectly organized. We experienced the event in mid-October. There were only two lines. Purple & Orange. Since we were traveling with children, we automatically ended up on the Orange Line at the beginning. Our stops 1. Vrede en Lust - we first had a very tasty breakfast. There is also a small playground (not in sight) 2. Babylonstoren - Wine tasting in a modern setting. 3. Anura - many toads used to live here. Everywhere pools. Very good for relaxing. With a beer brewery 4. Allée Bleue - If you book a picnic in advance (we did it until 9 am on the same day) you will receive delicious delicacies at the table or on a blanket. Very child-friendly (playground and bouncy castle) 5. Boschendal - very nice ambience under a huge oak tree By the way, there are more buses than trams.

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October 16, 2022

My husband and I had a wonderful day out visiting the wineries. We would like to thank all the staff, especially the tour guides and drivers for their lively, helpful and friendly service. We will definitely be back to do the other routes. Thank you again aand best wishes to all.

September 24, 2022

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