Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Hop-on hop-off tour

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

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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): Navy/Burgundy Line only: • Camps Bay: Meet at the bus stop opposite the Bay Hotel, Victoria Road, at 7:55 AM • Sea Point 1: Meet at the bus stop on the corner of Queens Road and Alexander Road at 8:05 AM • Sea Point 2: Meet at the bus stop on St. Johns Road and Beach Road at 8:10 AM • Sea Point 3: Meet at the bus stop opposite The Winchester Boutique Hotel at 8:12 AM Green Point: Meet at the bus stop near the lighthouse at 8:16 AM • V&A Waterfront: Meet At the City Sightseeing Tour Office outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium at 8:30 AM • Downtown: Meet at the City Sightseeing Downtown Tour Office 81 Long Street at 8:00 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
Full description

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/open air tram buses
  • 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
  • Available tram routes vary depending on the day of operation
  • Tickets are only valid on the stipulated day of booking
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This tran takes you through a good selection of vineyards of different size and selection. The scenery is magnificent and absolutely breathtaking! The easy transport to and back allows you to enjoy the wines to the fullest, have some culinary delights and buy unique bottles to bring them home. We absolutely loved this tour and it was an ultimate favourite for both of us! On your way to the tram they explain interesting facts about South Africa and the Western Cape region. This is incredible value for your money!

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March 23, 2023

Nice wine yards! I was a bit disappointed by the fact that only half of the route was with the train, and the rest with bus. The part of the route that was with the train, was a lot back and forth, not a round. And even on the tram stops, we had to use bus/cars from the stops to get to the wine yards.

March 23, 2023

Great day over all! A bit disappointing at first, when all travelers were split into two groups, and my group was moved onto a coach rather than a tram. we got to change later though and got the full experience. Great wine tastings, good value! Esp. Bartinney & Boschendahl!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 173274