Nestled in the enchanting foothills of the Simonsberg, the historic Vrede en Lust Wine Estate invites you to embark on a picturesque 1h30min Wine Tasting Carriage Trail through the celebrated Franschhoek wine valley. This captivating experience takes you on a leisurely journey, meandering through the estate’s sprawling vineyards, offering a delightful blend of scenic beauty and exquisite wine tasting.

The 1h30min Wine Tasting Carriage Trail is a perfect fusion of history, nature, and the finest wines. Set against the backdrop of the Simonsberg, our horse-drawn carriage meanders through the farm, allowing you to soak in the sights, sounds, and fragrances of the magnificent valley. As you gently sway with the carriage, the landscape unfolds, revealing the beauty that makes Franschhoek South Africa’s most celebrated wine valley.

The highlight of this unforgettable journey is, undoubtedly, the wine tasting experience. Delight your senses with a selection of exquisite wines, carefully curated to complement the scenic surroundings. Our 1h30-minute trail ensures a leisurely pace, allowing you to savor each sip, discuss tasting notes, and create lasting memories with friends and fellow adventurers.

Extend your experience at the historic Lust Bistro & Bakery, where friends and family are invited to indulge in delectable meals. From early breakfast to tapas and everything in between, the restaurant offers an honest, abundant, and delicious culinary experience. The menu, crafted with an emphasis on simplicity and seasonal ingredients, pairs magnificently with the estate’s finest wines. For your own account.


Practical Details and Considerations

Duration: 1h30min Carriage Ride & Wine Tasting, including a 30min Safety Briefing.

Group Size: A minimum of 4 riders is required for the carriage to go out. The group size is limited to 30 riders.

Weather Dependency: This service is weather-dependent, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Weight Consideration: The Horse Drawn Carriage is an excellent option for persons over 100kg. Advance notification is required to ensure space on the carriage.

Bookings should be made at least 2 hours in advance and are confirmed upon receipt of payment. For larger parties or special accommodations, please contact us in advance.


As you embark on the carriage trail, you are not just a participant; you are an explorer of the senses. Let the gentle rhythm of the carriage, the exquisite taste of fine wines, and the breathtaking scenery create a symphony of elegance and nature. At Wine Valley Adventures, we are committed to providing a safe, memorable, and conscious experience that respects both the environment and the rich heritage of the Franschhoek wine valley.

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Raise your glass to moments that linger, laughter that echoes, and a journey that transcends the ordinary. The 1h30min Wine Tasting Carriage Trail awaits, promising an adventure that seamlessly weaves together the legacy of Vrede en Lust Wine Estate and the timeless allure of Franschhoek’s wine country. Book your experience, and let the vineyard whispers and clinking glasses tell the story of your unforgettable day. Cheers!