Each weekend Ceres Rail Company takes its steam train on a 160 km round-trip to the steampunk Elgin Railway Market - a three hour trip.
The journey departs from Harbour Bridge Platform (close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre), and meanders through Cape Town and its surrounds until reaching the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass. At the foot of the pass, the train embarks on an epic climb up one of the steepest railway lines in South Africa. Cresting the peak, the train snakes it way into the lush Elgin Valley before arriving at the Elgin Railway Market.
Onboard the train, guests can enjoy the wonderful scenery from various seating options whilst sipping on drinks from the fully licensed cash bar, or snacking in the dining car. An observation car is added on some trips. The journey on the Ceres Steam Train is famous for the breathtaking scenery it passes through. Traveling through the Western Cape region of South Africa, passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the Elgin Valley, lush vineyards, fruit orchards, and the scenic Hottentots Holland Mountains.
The trains are available for charters for company events and other corporate functions.
The service is suited to all ages and promises to be an experience to never forget. Kids under 2 travel free.
12pm Arrival at Elgin Railway Market
2.15pm Departure from Elgin Railway Market
6pm Arrival back in Cape Town.
Passengers are advised not to arrange evening events too soon after the arrival of the train back in Cape Town due to possible delays in arrival.