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Day Trips

If you are looking for something different to do with family, friends or even on your own, why not take a steam train ride on one of the day trips run by Atlantic Rail?

Our train consists of wooden bodied vintage coaches dating from 1922 to 1938. One of the coaches is a lounge car with a full cash bar service. The steam locomotive we use is a Class 24 steam loco built in 1949.

We run regular day trips around the peninsula. This scenic route winds along the rugged coast of False Bay with the waves crashing on the rocks below, through villages scrambling up the steep slopes and along the beautiful coves and beaches.

The train leaves Cape Town and travels between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. Traveling on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is spectacular. The railway line skirts the rocks as it travels through the quaint village of Kalk Bay, then snakes through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simonstown with a view of the naval dockyard.

Passengers are free to go to the beach, grab a bite to eat or stroll through the town.

The train returns along the same route back to Cape Town.



Upcoming Trips (click on date to see details)

Sunday, 30 August 2015 - Cape Town to Stellenbosch (return)
Departs Cape Town:09h30
Arrive Stellenbosch:11h00 (approx)
Departs Stellenbosch:15h15
Arrive Cape Town:16h50 (approx)

Atlantic Rail will be running a trip from Cape Town to Stellenbosch (return).

In order to suit everyone's budgets, we are offering the trip to the town of Stellenbosch at the normal trip rate (R300 per adult and R200 per child) and also offering a slightly more expensive option of visiting the Spier Wine Farm for those who wish to do so. This is a package deal (including animal encounter, wine tasting and lunch) so please read the options below carefully.

Fare:Adult - R300
Child - R200 (age 3 to 12 yrs)

Passengers will be free to explore the town of Stellenbosch with its quaint shops and historic buildings. You could have lunch at one of the many restaurants before returning to the train station. Time in the town of Stellenbosch is approx. 3 hours.

Ticket fare includes only your return steam train journey to Stellenbosch.


Fare:Adult - R500
Child - R400 (age 3 to 12 yrs)

Ticket fare for the trip with the enhanced additional package includes the following:

  • Return steam train journey to Spier Wine farm
  • Wine tasting (grape juice for children)
  • Animal experience at Eagle encounters, where you will be introduced to a variety of animals being cared for there.
  • Lunch at Spier (3 meals to choose from). Beverages are not included



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