Steam Train to Elgin Railway Market

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From $45.23

30 reviews   (4.80)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Trains have a certain inextricable mystique about them – no wonder they’re often the setting for romantic rendezvous, murder mysteries and elaborate heists. Perhaps it’s the unstoppable forward momentum; the intimacy of the enclosed space or the sense of adventure and anticipation they evoke.

Situated in a an already beautiful country, the overpowering allure of the country draws one in when sitting in this steam-hauled train as you overlook the ever-changing scenery.

Our guests spend their time on the train doing what they enjoy best, whether mingling in the bar, reading a book, taking in the sights, catching up with family, or closing their eyes to enjoy the soothing sounds of the rail.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Rail Ticket (return trip)

Restroom on board

What's Not Included

Food, Drinks, and Coffee (available onboard at extra cost)

Transfers to/from Departure Point

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 120

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Table Mountain
Travelers will glide by Table Mountain as they depart Cape Town by steam train, able to see the massive mountain in all its glory in the morning, and evening light. Train ride will take 7 hours going to Elgin railwamarket and going back.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sir Lowry's Pass
The majestic Sir Lowry's Pass stretches to 417 m above sea level; no easy climb by train. Arriving at the peak, guests are treated to incredible scenery and panoramic views of False Bay, Cape Town and Table Mountain in the distance.

• Admission Ticket Free

Elgin Railway Market
The Steampunk, Art-Deco "Elgin Railway Market" boasts a variety of local food, beverage and craft offerings immersed in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. Kept warm by roaring fires in winter, and cooled by gigantic fans in summer.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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