From September this year you’ll be able to trundle through the Franschhoek winelands on a trolley.
Leaving from near the Franschhoek Cellar, where the old railway station is located, you’ll travel at a sedate 18kms per hour and will be able to view the scenery and the vines as you traverse the valley.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could also enjoy a meal, along with some local wine, as you travel along?
The tram houses a self-contained hydrostatic propulsion system that utilises the latest in bio-diesel engine technology which has reduced greenhouse gas, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide emissions when compared to fossil fuel.
The newly constructed tram is loosely modeled after the open-sided Brill Trams of circa 1890 and seats approximately 30 passengers on 8 comfortable benches, 6 of which have flipped-over, tram-style seatbacks that will allow passengers to enjoy the views in both direction.
Each trip will last two or three hours and will incorporate visits to wine farms and tastings.
Franschhoek is the only wine growing area in the world where wine estates can be directly accessed by tram. The Western Cape Government aims to use the tram project as a catalyst to promote tourism development in the are.
It’s a great initiative, and just the sort of tourism product Franschhoek needs.
Ding ding!! Tickets please!!
For more information contact;
+27 (0) 71 612 2595