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Train Lodge Old Marine Drive | Foreshore, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 558 5805
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Nostalgic steam train trip - pure joy

I did not feel like spending another mothers-day in an over priced restaurant with screaming kids... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
MaraScholtz
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Suider Paarl, South Africa
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Slow day on the steam train

We started off departing more than 2 hours late. After looking forward to this trip for more than a... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
436louiser
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Train Lodge Old Marine Drive | Foreshore, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I did not feel like spending another mothers-day in an over priced restaurant with screaming kids mediocre food and worse service, the others did not feel like cooking so we settled on a train trip and a picnic. What a joy! Mom thoroughly enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We started off departing more than 2 hours late. After looking forward to this trip for more than a month. First time on. Train for my 5 year old son. Something was wrong with the locomotive and they had to swop it for another one....More

2  Thank 436louiser
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to winery's and looked for this train so we could give kids a different experience. Unfortunately train wasn't leaving that day but we could see him. It is just one train at the station, from 1910 and it is well maintained...More

2  Thank msgoliveira
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I booked tickets for my family of 4 - my kids are aged 2 and 4. We were all so excited for the steam train. It was scheduled to leave at 9.30. It only left at 1.30pm! I had to abandon the trip with my...More

2  Thank tarryn222
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

What a fantastic day out, a lovely old steam train, and some of the friendliest heritage steam crews, you could ever wish to meet. Service was excellent. We would highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

On Sunday 26th Feb, my husband and i along with our two daughters went on a day trip to Spier, where we had lunch and wine tasting. What a wonderful experience we all had, the train is amazing, the sounds and smell of the smoke...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

On Sunday 12th February I took a trip on a steam train to Stellenbosch including a tour and wine tasting session nearby. The whole trip was great from start to finish. Having seen the trip advertised on there website I ordered and payed and collected...More

Thank 526raymondt
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you love steam trains this is definitely for you. Took the trip from Cape Town to Stellenbosch. Views approaching Stellenbosch are spectacular. Train is run by volunteers and they are so enthusiastic about what they do that you must talk to them

1  Thank RayL1892
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Booked this from London, three months out, after scuba-diving in Iceland before doing a two-month overland trip through central-southern Africa...so was quite looking forward to the trip when the day came! Gave myself plenty of time - if you're a steam enthusiast, do likewise -...More

2  Thank Norman G
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you are a train enthusiast or if you really just enjoy the relaxing tug of riding on s train pulled by a steam engine, then this is perfect. We did and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The Atlantic Rail Club/volunteers who run this...More

1  Thank Cleopatra030
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