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Atlantic Rail

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Venue:Atlantic Rail
Cape Town Station
Contact:021 556 1012
Email: info@atlanticrail.co.za
Website:www.atlanticrail.co.za

 

Day Trips

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.

However, in december 2009, parts of the railway line between Fish Hoek and Simonstown were washed away by abnormally high spring tides. As a result our trips currently only go as far as Fish Hoek. As soon as the line has been repaired, we will resume with the longer service.

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.