Atlantic Rail Day Trips

Sight Seeing in or near Foreshore, City Bowl in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in ForeshoreAtlantic Rail Day Trips

Sight Seeing City Bowl

Where? Train Lodge, Old Marine Drive, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape

When? Booking is essential.

How? Call +27 (0)21 556-1012

How much? Falls into price group R201 to R500 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Foreshore, in Western Cape

Day Trips on the Atlantic Rail Steam Train

Take a step back into a bygone era by taking a day trip on an Atlantic Rail steam train from Cape Town to Simon's Town.

Atlantic Rail run regular day trips around the peninsula from Cape Town to Simon's Town return and the duration of the trip is approximately 5˝ hours. The 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 used is a Class 24 steam loco built in 1949.

The scenic route starts with the train leaving Cape Town and travelling between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. From there on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is magnificent. The railway line follows the coastline as it travels through the quaint villages of St James and Kalk Bay, then winds through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simon's Town with a view of the naval dockyard.

Passengers are free to explore Simon's Town, stroll to the beach or have a bite to eat at the many cafes and restaurants. The train then returns along the same route back to Cape Town.

Departs Cape Town: 10h30
Arrives Simon's Town: 12h00 (approx)
Departs Simon's Town: 15h00
Arrives Cape Town: 16h40 (approx)

Guests can arrange to be collected and dropped off at Kalk Bay station, but must stipulate this when booking.

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