tram travel

There’s something so dreamy about a tram and it’s easy to conjure thoughts of San Francisco and the many romantic photographs taken of it.

discover the only tram of its kind at antonij rupert

The hop on, hop off style coupled with traditional finishes makes you wish this ride was available on all major roads. Perhaps it was these endearing features that inspired Johann Rupert to commission the first of its kind in the country for his wine estate in Franschhoek. 

The tram gives you a unique and scenic way to travel between the two visitor facilities, the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins Estate and the two Tasting Rooms (Terra del Capo and Anthonij Rupert). It takes you to the top of the valley where you’ll see the Groot Drakenstein mountains, vineyards, horses and the everyday bustle of busy farm life. It is also a hit with children (and parents who want to wine-taste in peace) and you don’t need a pre-purchased ticket. Once you’ve toured in the tram, come back to an artisanal lunch (olives, cured meats, delightful desserts) either under the olive trees or in the antipasto bar at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room. You’ll be eating right next to the fine wines of the estate being bottled. It’s rare to see how the whole process works, rather like a well-oiled machine.

The hop on, hop off style coupled with traditional finishes make you wish this ride was available on all major roads.

Discoverer tip: Find out the story behind the Terra del Capo “Arne” wine, named after a close friend of the Ruperts, a famous mountaineer that was once married to Diana Ross.