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Steam Train Trip to Elgin Railway Market

The nostalgic steam train trip to Elgin Railway Market is a popular excursion that offers a unique way to travel to the market. The journey typically takes passengers on a vintage steam train through the scenic countryside of the Western Cape. The train departs from Cape Town and travels through the picturesque Winelands region before arriving at the Elgin Railway Market. Passengers enjoy breathtaking views of vineyards, orchards, and mountains along the way.

Ceres Railway Company
Ceres Railway Company

Once at the market, visitors can explore the historic train station building that has been transformed into a vibrant market featuring local artisans, crafters, food vendors, and live music performances. The market offers a variety of unique and handmade products, as well as delicious food and drink options. The nostalgic steam train trip to Elgin Railway Market is a fun and memorable experience for both locals and visitors alike. It provides a wonderful opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the beauty of the South African countryside while supporting local businesses and artisans.

Elgin Railway Market

The Elgin Railway Market, the entrance to the stunning Elgin Valley in the Overberg, is housed inside a former apple warehouse that has been transformed into a bustling Art Deco-themed marketstore. Constructed in the 1940’s, the original structure is a showcase featuring curving box gutters and concrete tapered columns. The Ceres Railway Company runs a weekend return service from Cape Town to Elgin, using their 80-year-old steam trains. Visitors to the market witness the approaching train from the market’s leisure deck as it enters the station amidst loud puffing, hooting, and whistling. You can also watch the train arrive and welcome it on the station platform.

Live this marvellous adventure by booking a return trip on this old-worldly, charming steam train, a wonderful excursion for a group of friends, families or couples. It is a unique and memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a birthday or any other special occasion. Not to forget the yearly Mystery Train Trip presented by the Ceres Railway Company – a thrilling, exciting trip heading on an unknown journey aboard a legendary steam train!

The Steam Train to Elgin Railway Market Facilities

  • Round-trip from Cape Town to the Elgin Railway Market and back.
  • Seating Types: Daysitter, Compartments, Bar Lounge, Coupes, Lounge, Observation Car.
  • Onboard Services: Drinks & Cocktails, Coffee & Hot Drinks, Food & Snacks.
  • Charters for your Company Events & Corporate Functions.
  • Photoshoots & Filming.
  • Mystery Train Trip – exciting yearly trip, heading on an unknown journey! Sign up for the newsletter for this and other upcoming trips and early-bird specials
Ceres Railway Company
Ceres Railway Company

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