Franschhoek
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Our most recommended Franschhoek Day Trips

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

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

    Depart Cape Town by coach and head directly to the Franschhoek valley to join the Franschhoek hop-on hop-off wine tram and bus. The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a choice of two hop-on hop-off lines (Orange or Purple) to choose from, operating in opposite directions. Each route visits eight wine estates showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley, including Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allee Bleue, Boschendal, and Solms Delta. Realistically, you will be able to visit 5-6 estates in one day.  Enjoy transportation by a combination of tram and tram-buses around a loop. Each stop is at a different wine estate, allowing you to hop on and hop off at any of the estates. The tram or tram-buses pass each stop once an hour, so you can explore at your convenience to move from one estate to the next. Each of the lines has a wide selection of wine es...

    We really enjoyed ourselves even your driver Hans made us feel comfortable really good service we received. I will definitely recommend you to other friends and family I would also still like to inquire about the helicopter ride that going to be my next experience with you guys.

  • Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    2. Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    Uncork the Cape winelands and get drunk on its rich history, culture, and scenic vistas on a full-day trip with a guide who takes the terror out of terroir. Your journey begins in the Paarl wine region, famous for its cheese and wine tastings and great views. You’ll then meander to the Franschhoek wine region – a historic French enclave and granddaddy of South African viticulture with stunning mountain views. Then on to student-settled Stellenbosch for home-cloned Pinotage and award-winning farms. Also included is a delicious a la carte lunch with vegetarian options. From full-bodied tales with complex twists – like a 1688 French-run slave farm turned 21st century community driven wine project - to light and fruity fables, Bruce and his guides will keep you entertained. Travel along Cape Town's high roads and back roads tasting and learning about South Africa’s bubbly Cap Classique, he...

    Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

  • Franshhoek: E-Bike Winery Tour

    3. Franshhoek: E-Bike Winery Tour

    Meet your guide at Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek, a village with centuries-old vineyards and historic regional architecture. Learn how to ride your e-bike, adjust the seat post, and grab a helmet. Cycle through the countryside following picturesque trails and roads. Take in the breathtaking scenery while avoiding the main roads. Visit 2–3 wineries and cycle through vineyards, tasting wine at each spot. Take pictures of lovely Franschhoek Village and the surrounding mountains from different angles. Listen as your informative guide fills you in on the rich history of the area.

  • From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    4. From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    Attention wine lovers! Get ready to embark on a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Learn all about the process of making fine wines, from the vineyard to the bottle, and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl. Stellenbosch/Zewenwacht The Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, offer a superb scenery, completely different from the landscape of the Cape peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region, such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage, and the Méthode Cap Classique (local champagne). Stellenbosch is a small but vibrant town with a very famous university and numerous activities like wine cellar tours and tastings. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy continue enjoying the region's wonderful vintages even after your visit. (1h 45min)...

    Great tour with nice stops, picturesque settings of all wineries visited. A must do in Cape Town

  • From Cape Town: Private Wine Tasting Day Tour

    5. From Cape Town: Private Wine Tasting Day Tour

    Discover the Cape Winelands on a private full-day tour, visiting various estates in the Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl areas. Start your experience with hotel pickup in Cape Town. Head towards the wine country in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing through Stellenbosch en route to Tokara Wine Estate. Enjoy your first tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines at this beautiful winery, set on the slopes of Simonsberg mountain. Continue to the luxury Delaire Graff wine estate, to enjoy a tutored tasting session with an expert sommelier. Head to the lovely town of Franschhoek, and visit the Huguenot Museum to gain a better understanding of the region’s culture and history. Continue to Mont Rochelle after lunch in Franschhoek, or choose to eat at one of the winery’s restaurants. Enjoy another wine tasting at Mont Rochelle, before driving to Fairview for a cheese and wine...

  • From Cape Town: Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tasting

    6. From Cape Town: Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tasting

    Join this guided tour to explore the area around the Cape. The first stop is at Blaauwberg beach, for amazing views of Table Mountain from across the water of Table Bay. Then head into wine country, where you will visit the Backsberg Wine Estate (subject to change). Join the cellar master for an informative tour of the wine-making facility and cellar. Taste their classic red and white wines with cheese pairings. Explore the quaint village of Franschhoek and enjoy some lunch. This is the country’s food and wine heartland. Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and the finest wines combine to create lasting memories. In the afternoon head over the Hellshoogte mountain pass to Stellenbosch, the Cape’s second-oldest settlement. You will have a brief city tour here, before continuing to the Vergenoegt Wine Estate (subject to change) for an afternoon tasting of their sp...

    More wine samples than you can drink. Great commentary from guide. Good value lunch. Very comfortable bus. All around excellent full day out.

  • From Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Private Tour

    7. From Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Private Tour

    Depart Cape Town and travel by luxury Mercedes Benz C-Class or Hyundai H1 towards the wine estates of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Travel along the N2 highway to the wine estate of DeMorgenzon, where you will stop for your first tasting at an award-winning winery and producer of one of the best Chenin Blanc wines in the region. (Wine tasting fees not included) Next, stop in Stellenbosch for an orientation tour of the town. Continue to the Marianne Wine Estate in Paarl and sample some biltong (dried meat) during a wine tasting at a winery that believes it enhances the flavors of their red wine. (Wine tasting fees not included) Travel to Fairview Wine and Cheese for a cheese and wine tasting and the chance to purchase your favorite cheese and condiments as well as wines from a choice of 3 labels. (Wine tasting fees not included) Make your way to th...

    Our guid was very cool easy relaxed guied with the main concern of us enjoying our time. Treated us real good and kept recommending activities and what to eat and drink to really get to know the area. Also the guid gave us many explanations about the history and the cloture of the place. We had a great time and defenetly recomend.

  • Stellenbosch: 4x4 Winelands Private Experience

    8. Stellenbosch: 4x4 Winelands Private Experience

    Perfect for wine lovers and adventure lovers too, this tour takes off on a 4x4 to visit 3 to 4 wine estates, depending on your time and pace. Drive into the vineyards while enjoying the beautiful views of the countrysides of Franschhoek, Banghoek, and Stellenbosch. From your guide, you’ll learn about the area, the vines, wines, and vineyards, as well as the history of these settlements before going down into the cellars for a tasting.   As this is a private tour, you get to decide where to have lunch: in the town of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, or on one of the many wine estates in the region. Your guide will assist you with the choice and make sure you get what you’re craving. Join this tour for an unforgettable experience.

  • From Stellenbosch: E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

    9. From Stellenbosch: E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

    Depart from the convenient meeting point in Stellenbosch by e-bike for the first part of the exciting trip to Franschhoek. Cycle along mostly jeep tracks and mountain bike trails over the Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled in the Olifantshoek valley in 1688.  Enjoy fantastic views and sites along the way and learn about small mission stations and local people living in the Banghoek Valley. Get a chance to spot eland and blue wildebeest as you cycle along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy. Enjoy a mouthwatering lunch and wine tasting on a Franschhoek wine estate and have time to explore the beautiful town of Franschhoek. The tour concludes with transport by vehicle back to Stellenbosch.

    The guide and chauffeur were so nice and made us spend a really wonderful time. A must do as an activity in stellenbosch and Franschoek.

  • From Cape Town: Private Cape Winelands Tour

    10. From Cape Town: Private Cape Winelands Tour

    Start your Cape Winelands adventure with a convenient pickup from Cape Town and set out towards Stellenbosch, one of the oldest cities in South Africa. Go on a walk through the city, learn about its fascinating history and visit one of the oldest houses in the country.

    The next stop on your tour is the Victor Vester Prison located between Paarl and Franschhoek. See the prison where Nelson Mandela spent the final days of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid. Learn about the history and significance of this prison from your knowledgeable guide and take photos of this historic site.

    Continue your tour as you make your way to Franschhoek, the region known as the culinary capital of South Africa. Discover the Franschhoek Valley with its picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, and fine wines.

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What people are saying about Franschhoek

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 311 reviews

More wine samples than you can drink. Great commentary from guide. Good value lunch. Very comfortable bus. All around excellent full day out.

We couldn’t have asked for more! Definitely recommend Bruce as a tour guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Will never use anybody else!

Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

It was a excellent wine tour. Bruce is very knowledgeable and intresting. Can highly recommend this tour.

Fantastic experience. Visited 4 wineyards tasted lots of wines and had a lot of fun.