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Steam Train to Elgin - Voucher - Family Compartment (6 persons)

Cape Town

Dates available for booking are 21,28 January, and 4, 11, 18, 25, 26 February 2023! 11 February 2023 to Ceres (Steam-only)!

Activity Description

Ceres Rail Company offers a magnificent return trip to the Elgin Railway Market aboard our historic passenger train. Our train is usually hauled by a heritage steam locomotive and a diesel, but at times, due to the fire risk and other events beyond our control, the trip may be hauled by two diesel locomotives.

The journey begins at 07h45 from the platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town. Once aboard you will enjoy a 3-hour rail experience to Elgin, traveling through the beautiful Cape, up the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass, and then down into the Elgin Valley. We have a fully licensed cash bar on board as well as a dining car providing coffee and other snacks. Various books and memorabilia are also available for purchase onboard. We also have a card machine to make life easier.

Our destination is the fabulous Art Deco & Art Nouveau inspired Elgin Railway Market (www.elginrailwaymarket.co.za) where you will spend a few hours at your leisure. At the market, whilst enjoying the live music, you can wander through the many stalls offering delicious food, a wide selection of local wines, ciders and gin. Various bespoke craft stalls selling a wide range of goods including jewellery, leather goods, wire art, etc are also on site. There is a wonderful play area outside for the children to enjoy too.
We depart from Elgin at 14h15 , arriving back Cape Town at approximately 18h00.

07h45 Depart from platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites (33.9135° S, 18.4260° E), Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town
11h15 Arrive in Elgin
14h15 Departure from Elgin
18:15 Arrive back in Cape Town

We are so excited to have you on board!

Arrangements

Duration10 hours 15 minutes
WhenThe service is available all year round, generally operating on Saturdays and Sundays.
WhereThe train platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town
WeatherThis service runs in all weather conditions.
What to WearComfortable clothing. Closed footwear is advised.
Things to BringCash or Cards for goods sold on the train and at the market. A jersey or light-jacket should the weather change.
Guests or Spectators

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

The rail journey from Cape Town to Elgin Railway Market (Elgin) and back.
Unforgettable memories

ExclusionsFood, Drinks, all personal purchases are for your own account. We do have a card machine on board.

Notes

For information regarding wheelchair access, please email bookings@ceresrail.co.za
We do not permit own food or drinks on board, but we do allow baby foods and items related to health conditions
No smoking is permitted.

Customer Reviews

Our trip to the Elgin via the Steam Train was beyond expectations, from the welcome from staff to the actual journey itself. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our trip and we are actually planning to take the Ceres route very soon. From the start of arranging a booking with Rick Botha, who was wonderful and patient with my query and assisted me straight away, to Reggy who was our 'history teacher' all along the trip, was absolutely AMAZING!!! I loved the WhatsApp updates, especially finding out about the route and layout of the train. Thank you to all the team at Ceres Railway for an absolutely wonderful train ride, our family will most definitely be back again!! - Melissa Goliath


What a fabulous day out, train was awesome, staff were super friendly and informative, bar had lots of stock. Definitely will do this one again Thank you for a great experience - Karen Morrison


An amazing experience with our children and grandchildren! - Nick Basson


Once again an unforgettable experience. For us "old timers" who used to go to boarding school by steam train it was a "blast from the past" !!!! Very professionally run and very enjoyable for everyone in our group (Grandparents, children and grandchildren) - Robbie Niehaus


We had an amazing time! Great service, friendly employees, awesome bar staff and the kids loved every minute! The market was very full and we struggled to get our food but the train ride was amazing. - ZoeS





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