The Franschhoek Wine Tram

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The Franschhoek Wine Tram

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The perfect safari holiday in the Winelands

A beautiful region of South Africa; valleys of impressive vineyards and historic settlements set between the imposing mountains

About 40 km to the east of Cape Town, lying in the shadow of a continuous belt of Cape fold mountains, lies a series of generous valleys known as the Cape Winelands – a collection of historic towns, little hamlets and Cape Dutch farmsteads that provide well-regarded South African wines to the world.

The Winelands benefit from a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters, suiting the vineyards, and visitors all year round.

A stunningly beautiful region, where broad undulating valleys wind between towering mountains. You are able sample some of the finest wines produced in South Africa, whilst taking in the broad valleys, towering mountains, flourishing vineyards and architecture of the region.

Spend a few nights in picturesque Franschhoek and visit the local vineyards and those in Stellenbosch and Paarl. In fact, the Winelands actually begin just the other side of Table Mountain, in Constantia, and this makes a great base from which to access both the wineries and Cape Town.

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.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a vintage style railway tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour.

The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyard



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