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Franschhoek Wine Tram
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. 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. Tour Experience: Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely introduction to the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus follows a loop of stops allowing guests to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. When ready guests simply hop on to continue the tour. The tour takes guests into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a guided commentary and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. Ticket prices: R170 - R220
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“This is a great idea”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Wine Tram – a novel idea and way to get around the winelands around Franschoek. This new concept works really well, is organized and staffed by friendly locals. The trip takes you to 2 vineyards at the moment but has additional stops planned for the future. At each station you are collected by a vehicle from the vineyard and returned after your visit. Our trip at R60 each included a wine tasting at Rickety Bridge. A good value experience which will get very busy I am sure.

Visited December 2012
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“Great value and good wine”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Walk down past the station and grab the tram. Cost is only 60 rand which includes tram ride, rickety lorry and rickety bridge win tasting of five wines. Lovely trip through winelands and excellent meal at Rickety Bridge. You must experience the crossing of the tracks when the tram stops, two guards get off and wave red flags and team crosses the dirt track. Neve any cars round but never mind. Give it a try !

Visited December 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“A must-do!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We took the introductory tour and it was just amazing!It was not that busy, because the high season did not begin yet, so there were times when we had the whole tram just for the two of us!The crew is highly dedicated, truly enjoying being able to show tourists how beautiful Franschhoek is. Our experience is that you can squeeze in 2-3 wine tastings for an afternoon, so I recommend to book the tour for the earliest departure time possible.

Visited November 2012
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