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$ 36 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 bus near the pickup locations. Each pickup location has a unique pickup time (please be ready for pickup a few minutes early): Camps Bay: Meet at the bus stop opposite the Bay Hotel, Victoria Road, at 8:25 AM Sea Point 1: Meet at the bus stop on the corner of Queens Road and Alexander Road at 8:35 AM Sea Point 2: Meet at the bus stop on St. Johns Road and Beach Road at 8:40 AM Sea Point 3: Meet at the bus stop opposite The Winchester Boutique Hotel at 8:42 AM Green Point: Meet at the bus stop near the lighthouse at 8:46 AM V&A Waterfront: Meet At the City Sightseeing Tour Office located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium at 9:00 AM CBD: Meet at the City Sightseeing Downtown Tour Office located at 81 Long Street at 8:30 AM Please be at the clearly marked bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure As of October 1st, departures will be 30 minutes earlier at each pickup point


  • 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.

Depart Cape Town at 8:30 AM and head directly to the Franschhoek Valley to join the hop-on hop-off wine tram and bus. Enjoy transportation by a combination of tram and tram-buses around a loop with departures once an hour. 

Each route visits several wine estates showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley: 

  • Orange and purple lines: Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Vrede en Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allee Bleue, Boschendal, and Solms Delta. (Until October 31, 2022)
  • Navy or burgundy lines: Zorgvliet, Vrede en Lust, Solms Delta, Plaisir de Merle, Chamberley, Le Pommier, Boschendal. (From November 1, 2022)

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 5:00 PM, head back to the bus for your transfer back 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

Know before you go

  • 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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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

We had a great time on Wine Tram Activity. Went to 4 different wineries and had a great time in each one. Very generous pours during wine tasting so get ready to stay tipsy. Also met a great group of people to hang out with so don’t be afraid to go solo.

August 17, 2022

Awesome experience! We were picked up and dropped off from our hotel by the Cape Explorer Bus in the immediate vicinity. The tour was great, there were a total of eight wineries to visit. You could do 6 in the given time, to do all of them you had about 40 minutes per winery, which is calculated very tightly. If you are interested, you could of course stay for 80 minutes. Definitely a nice experience.

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March 17, 2022

Product ID: 173274