Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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Franschhoek Wine Tram

Posted by Leandre Davids on 14 December 2018 9:45 AM CAT
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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.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a magnificent double-deck railway tram and an open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of double deck railway 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.

The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. 

Tour Options:
The Blue Line & Green Line visits the following estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Red Line & Yellow Line visits the following estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Orange Line & Purple Line visits the following estates: Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Glen Carlou, Solms-Delta, Vrede en Lust, Plaisir de Merle and Allee Bleue.

• Download the Franschhoek Wine Tram Brochure here

Tour & Transfer:

Franschhoek Wine Tram now offers an exclusive and direct transfer service from Cape Town and surrounds (including the airport) out to Franschhoek. Transfers are private to each booking, direct door-to-door, include a return transfer and can be arranged to accommodate an extended stay over in Franschhoek at no additional cost.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office, 32 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek (pre-booking is advised). Please see our website, www.winetram.co.za, for ticket prices and more information.

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Franschhoek Village Market

Posted by Leandre Davids on 14 December 2018 9:45 AM CAT
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Market times: 9am – 3pm

 

Lucky You!!!

 

This coming weekend we will spoil you with an open market for TWO days. So if you still do not have all that Christmas shopping done, add us to your weekend activity list and join us on Saturday and Sunday.

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Come and enjoy an evening on the moonlit Rhone Rose Garden lawn while listening to a live performance by Nomadic Orchestra.

When    : Saturday, 22 December 2018

Time     :  18h00 – 21h30

The picnic area has spectacular mountain views and is surrounded by the exhibition vineyards, the Rhone Homestead, the Cellar Door, and our Winery.

Picnic baskets include food made from our natural farm produce. Guest can look forward to delicate pates, freshly baked bread, salads from our Werf Food Garden, coronation chicken, a selection of cold meats, homemade preserves and one of our celebrated desserts.

Price: R750 for a picnic basket for 2, R425 for a picnic basket for 1. Kids under 10, R150.

For more details visit www.boschendal.com

 

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Franschhoek Summer Wines 2019

Posted by Leandre Davids on 11 December 2018 12:05 PM CAT
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Still need a gift for someone special this Christmas? Spoil them with an experience at Franschhoek Summer Wines! Tickets are on sale at R230 pp until 31 December 2018 (thereafter R280 pp). Tickets are available online here 

For more information about Franschhoek Summer Wines, visit https://franschhoek.org.za/event/franschhoek-summer-wines/

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Sundowners at Paserene

Posted by Leandre Davids on 11 December 2018 11:55 AM CAT
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Sundowners at Paserene on Friday evenings from 5pm – 7pm. Wine sales by the glass and bottle and luxury cheese plates to be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the dam and mountains. For more details contact Paserene on +27 (0)21 876 2714 or email info@paserene.co.za.

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Everard Read Franschhoek

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on 02 November 2018 10:45 AM CAT
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This exhibition ‘Whispers from the Lilypond / Fluisteringe vanaf n Lelie poel ‘ is the first platform for a series, that reflects on rebirth through water, water spirits, and Nymphaea (water lilies).

The body of works is mapped, woven, stitched and dressed to awaken the Nymphaea from a deep hibernation to play and dance with the water deities.

“My memories of water and lilies (from childhood to present day) drove my practice conceptually as I found myself spending days in the Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens. This initiated painterly and drawing based experiments and research – in essence, it served to manifest my lilies and water spirit through documenting my thoughts as they are mirrored back to me on the watery reflections.” – Shany van den Berg.

This exhibition will be opened with a performance by the artist.

Please join us for the opening of “Whispers from the Lily Pond” at 11h00 at Everard Read Franschhoek.

Gallery hours: 9:30 – 17:30

Entry: Complimentary

For more information please contact Karla Benade at (021) 876 2446 or email karla@everard.co.za

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