Today is on your own to relax or explore. The magnificent Franschhoek Valley is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people. In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants.

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. 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. Tours depart every 15 minutes from 10:00 until 12:45 PM and there are four sets of wineries to choose from – ask the manager at your hotel to give you directions for the short walk to the departure point.