Guest Reviews

Great wineries tour

We did the half day wine tour around three wineries in the Franschhoek area. Our guide Francis was absolutely brilliant and selected three superb wineries giving us great views of the valley from both sides and a super choice of wines. Super fun and great value too, Francis went above and beyond to make our experience a truly memorable one. Highly recommend +++++


We thoroughly enjoyed the day!

I booked the 'Tuk Tuk' curated wine day as we wanted to experience something of the area and it was great value for money. We were picked up on time from our hotel by Francis in his 'Tuk Tuk' and transported to Rickety Bridge for a wine tasting and blending of our own bottle of wine. This was a fun experience and we were able to take our own blended bottle of wine away with us and luckily it got back to the UK unscathed! We blended, corked, foil capped and stuck on our own designed label so it was the full process! From here we were transported to the Mont Rochelle wine estate owned by Richard Branson. We couldn't do the cellar tour as it was closed for H&S reasons but this didn't bother us as we just sat with some newly met people who arrived in a different 'tuk tuk' and sampled copious amounts of red, white and rose wine - all very good and generous. From here we went for a two course lunch in the restaurant. The food was OK, not memorable and is quite heavy so be prepared. I had grilled Kingklip fish and this was tasty enough. Just be aware that there can be some confusion in that the wine in not included with lunch but you pay for it separately. This was not a problem but the paperwork is contradictory with one email saying two course lunch and the other saying two course lunch with wine. The wine is cheap anyway so it is just a blip with the paperwork but worth being aware to avoid any issue. Lunch was very slow indeed such that we had to keep the transfer to the next stop waiting, but this didn't seem to be a problem. After lunch we were transported to the motor museum owned by the' Anthonij Rupert Estate', which was interesting with a superb array of cars. The white scenic tram then drove us across the very large estate to the wine tasting and again, wine servings (we went for the sparkling wines) which were very generous. The day culminated with minibus transport back to our hotel and we both agreed that this was a fun way to spend the day going to a variety of vineyards and all for a very reasonable price. We would happily recommend it!

Bob, February 2024

United Kingdom

RELIABLE transportation in Franschhoek!!

La Chataigne connected us with Tuk Tuk Franschhoek after our Uber bailed on us because he refused to drive on gravel.

From that moment, we knew that we could depend upon this service for our transportation needs, and that’s exactly what we did. The drivers are friendly and professional and the cars are nice. A quick message on WhatsApp, and we were picked up within minutes, always apprised of what type of car to look out for, and the fares were very reasonable.

For your transportation needs while in Franschhoek, don’t hesitate to call Tuk Tuk Franschhoek!!

February 2024

10/10 Vineyard Experience

So pleased we chose to do the TukTuk tour instead of the wine tram.
We visited vineyards that were not on the wine tram stop and therefore the first 2 we visited were like private visits. It was amazing and a high light to our trip in South Africa.
The driver was lovely and always on time. I would definitely recommend doing the tuktuk over the wine tram!

Rachel T, March 2024

A fantastic half day tour with Francis

We had a wonderful half day tour with our driver Francis. He was a wonderful guide and driver who allowed us to complete our quite special itinerary without any hesitation. We would highly recommend the tour!
We did Dieu Donné, Haute Cabrière, La Bri Wine Estate and got dropped at Mont Rochelle for sunset. Thank you so much Francis!


My husband and I booked the full day curated wine tour with Tuk Tuk on the recommendations of a friend. It was a brilliant day and we were extremely well looked after by the Tuk Tuk and winery staff. All of the tastings and food were included in the upfront price (which was exceptional value) so there was literally nothing to worry about on the day.

We started at La Bri (going from Franschhoek town center in a tuk tuk) with a tour followed by a wine tasting with a pairing (we chose chocolate - yum!). The next stop was Mont Rochelle for a cellar tour, tasting and 2 course lunch, which was fantastic - we never felt rushed by our tour guide as we were given just the perfect amount of time to relax and take in the atmosphere. Finally, we were taken in a larger vehicle out to Anthonij Rupert Estates, where we were greeted with a glass of their brut rose before boarding the tram for a tour of the vineyard on the way to the Auto Museum where we had a private tour (c. 1 hour). Following the tour, we took the tram through the vineyard back to the main building for a private tasting. I chose to do the L'Ormarins tasting and my husband a different wine tasting than would have been included in our tour, but the winery refused to charge us any extra, which was a lovely surprise! The man leading our tasting even gave us some mystery tastings to see if we could identify the grape variety.

Having friends that had done the wine tram before, we would absolutely recommend Tuk Tuk over that as there is no rush and plenty of time at the vineyards that should definitely be on your list!


Hit on a winning formula

Dear Karen,


Again, I must write to you guys after a 2nd visit to Franschhoek and making use of your services.

Just perfect.....again.

The guests I brought through from the UK in February, had obviously headed home and waxed lyrical about bouncing around the wine-farms in Tuk Tuks.

So this visit including my 85yr old Aunt from the UK, had to include a Tuk Tuk day.


We chose to visit Colmant & Klein Goederust. Both phenomenal, but it is made all the easier and so much more fun to have you guys ferry us about.


Your driver Gift, and his colleague Mousa (?? - hate it if I have that wrong) were brilliant, and so helpful.

On departure from TUK TUK HQ, it was a little difficult for my Aunt to climb up and into the 1st vehicle, but we managed, and out at Colmant.

On collection at Colmant, there were 2 drivers and 2 vehicles! The 2nd, lower to the ground, with heavily padded seating.

This simple, unrequested and thoughtful kindness made my Aunt's day.

And in turn, mine, as that kind of thinking is the true art of service.


You have, in my opinion, hit on a winning formula, and I look forward to the next opportunity to re-book.


Thank you to all of you team.


Many thanks indeed

Ian Hunter

United Kingdom


We used the Tuk Tuk to visit two wine farms which we chose in Franschhoek (Le Lude for MCC tasting and Leeu). The whole experience was easy and great fun. The drivers had great senses of humour and drove very safely. Just to note that Leeu do not allow the Tuk Tuks to go near the wine tasting venue (even though cars are allowed) so there is a bit of a walk from the entrance/drop off point but don’t let that put you off using the Tuk Tuk, just choose other wine estates if you cannot walk any distance.

DXB Traveller


Hi there,

Just wanted to say what an awesome time we had in Franschhoek on Thursday.

1st time using your Tuk Tuks and I'm hooked.

From the minute we got in, until the end, myself and my 2 overseas guests laughed and smiled the whole way.

Felt like such an exclusive ride!

I have got to commend Francis.

A better representative of your business, I think it would be very hard to find.

He was so helpful and extremely friendly from start to finish.

I know obviously that you would much prefer the town to be flooded with International tourists after the last 2 years, but we ended up effectively with Francis as our driver for the whole day, which must be unusual when you are busy.

Felt in such good hands with his great timing , help and information. Will definitely be booking with you again at some point in the future.

Ian Hunter


Dear Karen, Firstly, your TEAM is ONLY but a REFLECTION of YOU.

We are so sorry that we were not able to meet you in person.

Your Team were outstanding!!! from collecting our tickets to following your suggested itinerary. JJ, Andrea & Francis were absolutely wonderful to meet and their ability to showcase Franschhoek and your business was fantastic. Thank you so very much and cannot wait to be back in SA and experiencing the Curated Package.

HATS OFF to  YOU Karen & a Great Team of Guys.

Simon & Patricia




What an awesome way to experience Franschhoek. Didn't pre-book as we hadn't planned a stop in the beautiful little town until friends said it's a MUST and the TUK TUK is a MUST. We found such a great guy in their ticket office and he made a booking and off we went for 3 stops with Francis. WOW!! The Estates are beautiful, wines speak for themselves, especially after 2 stops and we were offered an additional hour at NO CHARGE!.

Gary & Leigh-Anne

United Kingdom

Good morning

We had such a fab day with our host and driver Francis. His knowledge and friendly demeanor made us feel safe and comfortable. He really knows the town and the roads. We will see you soon. Loved Loved it. Regards

Eloise & Jackie Smit

It was great!

Thanks Karin.

FRANCIS & Andrea made our trip so memorable.
They were super patient.

We recommended your services to other guests at the Maison d'Ail guesthouse.

Leigh-Ann Joubert

Hi Karen, Bruce & Renhard
Sadly we are now home, & I am back at work.
On behalf of myself & my fellow travelers, I would like to thank you all for your assistance in helping me to plan & organise our trip to South Africa for a combination of sight-seeing & cricket.
Between you, you made our trip truly memorable, and have provided us with many happy memories, and a very good reason to return to South Africa!
With a combination of Christmas in Pilanesburg National Park, the beautiful beaches & scenery of The Garden Route shown us by Renhard , to wine tasting in Franschhoek organised by Karen and a truly fascinating insight into Soweto by Bruce, we had it all.
I would have no hesitation in recommending any of you to anyone in the future, and would like to think that our trip would also help you all a little by providing you with our personal recommendation for each of you should any of you require each other’s services in the future.
I already have several people asking me if we are planning a return trip for the British Lions tour in July & 2021 & I strongly suspect that we will.
Once again, Best Wishes for 2020, and many thanks to you all.
Ian, Steve, Alex & Tony.

Ian Smith

United States

THANK YOU for an absolutely fantastic experience/

Dear Karen & YOUR TEAM!

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU for an absolutely fantastic experience/s during our stay in Franschhoek.

Karen - We did not have the pleasure of meeting you however, from JJ in your kiosk to your drivers, we most certainly experienced Franschhoek in a way which far exceeded our expectations.

We experienced almost all the estates which we marked off for our trip and so happy we cancelled the shuttle service, which was an incredible saving and my hubby and I had such an amazing experience.

You are so blessed to be in Franschhoek.

Once again thank you, and we do hope to meet you on our return trip.

Candice & Mark.

Candice & Mark


Dear Karen

We have just returned to our Apartment after an absolutely perfect Tour. Andrew made the Tour very special. He is a lovely guy and we enjoyed his company.

Andrew also looked after us last night taking us to Roca and taking us home again.

Thank you again.

Aileen & Adrian Harcus


I just wanted to write you a review from my time in Franschhoek. I stumbled upon your company's card on the way out of my hotel and thought we would take one Tuk Tuk during our stay, however we ended up using it multiple times a day throughout our entire stay. Your service, friendly staff, hours, and communication made riding around the Franschhoek area a breeze.
Shout out to Eddie - hands down our best driver throughout our whole honeymoon!! Eddie was never a second late, had great recommendations, and was incredibly friendly. We ended up hiring Eddie for a full day to take us to a few wineries left on our list, to lunch, and to the market downtown. Again, he was always on time, safe, and just the friendliest. We were sad to say goodbye to him, but hope to be back and riding Tuk Tuks soon!

Carson Gannon

We had superb day out with Musa and Tuk Tuk Franschhoek on Bastille Day. Highly recommended.

Allison Evans

Epic way to get to work

Grant Lynott

We had a lovely trip around the area with Noel so friendly and helpful.. can't thank him enough for finding my lost phone and returning it to me at my bus stop.. would recommend to all.

Julie Lewis

Dear Karen.
What a wonderful experience, THANK YOU.
The estates selected for us were perfect and I have to share with you that Darren proposed to me in the vineyard up at Dieu Donne, there wasn't a more perfect place. We will be back in SA for a family wedding and will definitely be in touch. Once again THANK YOU. Nicole.

Nicole Dunne


WOW, WOW, WOW, what a fantastic experience. Whilst a little chilly on the day, John & I sure warmed up to some great wine and great hospitality with our tuk driver Edi. We enjoyed 3 estates for EU11.00 each our favourite stop was at Chamonix. What a beautiful setting. Warm welcome with a hot fire and the ladies were fantastic. Such an enjoyable day, thank you to everyone involved in allowing us to experience the real South Africa - Warm regards Sarah & John Ashburne

Sarah & John

Maidenhead, UK


Thanks to TUK TUK Franschhoek for saving the day. Travelling with 2 little girls and not knowing what do, The chocolate tasting was a great idea and the girls loved the tuk tuk and your driver with the plated hair. Coming back with the wife soon and will be in touch. Thanks again Allan.

Allan Smith


Hi Karen.

I would like to pop you a quick "THUMBS UP" on the tour we did with you today. Driver was fantastic and the estates and wines just a good. Please let Eddie know that we appreciated the service.

Shana & Stephen

Shana Leroy