When French settlers, driven from their country by persecution, came to South Africa 300 years ago they chose the Franschhoek Valley as the place to continue what had become their livelihood: wine making. Many of the vineyards and estates in this beautiful part of the country – close to Cape Town – originated back then, and still turn out some of the finest wines in the world today. Visitors can take a trip on the Paarl Wine Route – as it is known – on the charming Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram, which takes you on a leisurely and enjoyable ride through the glorious valley and its vineyards.
The Wine Tram is a delightful way of experiencing the sheer beauty of the Franschhoek Valley, and you can choose from one of four regular tours and get on and off as and when you wish at the various stops along the way. The stops are generally at the most impressive estates, so you can take advantage of complimentary wine tasting sessions that come with your adult ticket, or even choose to dine at one of the many restaurants along the routes. It’s a great way to spend a romantic day with your partner, or to take the family on a trip that children and adults will both savor.
The Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram is a very popular attraction so we recommend that you book in advance, and it is also the very best way of exploring this fascinating and historically important region. Whether wine is a passion for you or simply a passing interest this is one tour that you should not miss, so have a closer look at the Franschhoek Valley Wine Tram website now for more information or to book an enjoyable day out for you and all the family.