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Steam Train to Elgin - Voucher - Bar Lounge Seating (No Passengers under 18)

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.
WhereHarbour 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

The check in process was a little slow, perhaps have different check in staff for different ticket/ carriage types. The staff on board were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the journey, seats in the bar lounge were comfy despite not being laid out as per the photos on the website. - Andrea Chapman


What a fantastic experience. Every aspect was perfect. - Ronell Grobler


It was an excellent experience, thank you. Just a point, rather than writing a review it would be easier and quicker for me to get specific questions to answer yes or no to, or rate 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest sore and 1 is the lowest score. - Ivan Marks


Dit was 'n uiters aangename rit gewees. Doen so voort!! - Francois Sieberhagen


What a wonderful experience. Brought back memories of my childhood days. The staff on the train are so helpful and professional. This was really one event that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Thank you Ceres rail company. - Michael VD Westhuizen





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