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Elgin - Family Compartment (6 persons)

Cape Town

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 08h05 (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 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.

08h00 Depart from platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites (33.9135° S, 18.4260° E), Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town
11h15 – 12h15 Arrive in Elgin
14h15 Departure from Elgin
18h15 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

5 / 5 Clean cabin, clean bathrooms, great company and friendliness by the coach staff. - Warren Le Roux


We had an awesome first time experience on the ceres rail. We want to thank Reginald Diedericks for taking good care of the group the ladies appreciated your efforts and kind hospitality. Not forgetting the great food at the market. Will be back for sure! - Dorothy Franks


This was a fantastic experience! As we booked a family compartment we have time to chat, laugh and enjoy each others company. The staff was friendly and they were looking after us. We feel special that the staff was keep on asking if we are ok. We really enjoy the trip and made wonderful memories!! - Hester Lyons


Really was a wonderful experience. - Wendy Robertson


This was a great experience. Well organised and the on board service was excellent! The market also was wonderful. Please keep the train running. A must to do for anybody visiting Cape Town. - Petrus Keller



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