All aboard the Steam Train – Along the Sea Shore

Day Trips  – Steam Train – Dates Below – Cape Town Coastline

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

Sunday, 11 January 2015 – Cape Town to Simon’s Town (return)
Departs Cape Town: 10h30
Arrive Simon’s Town: 12h30 (approx)
Departs Simon’s Town: 15h15
Arrive Cape Town: 16h55 (approx)
Price: R250 – Adults
R150 – Children (3- 12yrs)
Atlantic Rail will be running a trip from Cape Town to Simon’s Town (return) departing Cape Town at 10h30 and later departing Simon’s Town at 15h00 for the journey back.

If any guests would like to be dropped off or collected at Kalk Bay station, then they must stipulate this when booking. This cannot be arranged on the day of departure as it has to be planned into the running time table, so let us know early.

Prices are R250 for Adults and R150 for Children 3 to 12.

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