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Ceres - 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 this unique way to see the Western Cape, traveling from Cape Town to Ceres, aboard our historic passenger train. This train will be hauled by a heritage steam locomotive but if there is an issue, due to the fire risk and other events beyond our control, the trip may be hauled by a diesel locomotive.

The journey begins at 08h00 (passengers to arrive between 07h00 and 07h30) from the platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town. Once aboard you will enjoy a 4-hour rail experience to Ceres, traveling through the beautiful Cape, through Paarl, Wellington, the Nuwekloof Pass, Wolseley, Michells Pass, and finally Ceres. 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 journey reaches its furthest point at the Ceres Golf Estate at approximately 12h30 where our crew will quickly service the locomotive and coaches, ensure ample water supply for the trip home, and then we will depart. At this stage, being a test trip, we do not envision passengers disembarking at Ceres except for a short smoke break and leg stretch.
We expect to depart from Ceres at 13h30, arriving back in Cape Town at approximately 19h30.

08h00 Depart from platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town
12h30 Arrive in Ceres
13h30 Departure from Ceres
18h30 Arrive back in Cape Town

We are so excited to have you on board!


Duration13 hours
WhenThis service runs on special occasions.
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. A jersey or light-jacket should the weather change.
Guests or Spectators-


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


The rail journey from Cape Town to Ceres and back.
Unforgettable memories

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


No smoking is permitted.

Customer Reviews

We had an absolute wonderfull experience!!! we will definately do this again. The staff and everything was stunning. - Annaleze van der Westhuizen

Loved the coffee machine on board - good coffee makes a difference Also we enjoyed all the information and updates that the staff provided during the day. Great day out You could sell merchandise on board - John Edwards

Our 4th trip on Ceres Rail in the past 3 years, and we will definitely do it again! Each trip brings back childhood memories of rail journeys, and the trains and staff are excellent! It is such a worthwhile all-day event. An absolute "must" for everyone! Thanks Ceres Rail! - Robert Barrie

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