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Great fun

Alright, there was not much organisation at Monument Station when we arrived on 8 July 2018 and we... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Simon's Town, South Africa
Old time travel

If you love steam trains this is definitely for you. Took the trip from Cape Town to Stellenbosch... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Alright, there was not much organisation at Monument Station when we arrived on 8 July 2018 and we left an hour late but all in all it was a fun trip. There were volunteers in all the carriages who kept us fully updated at all...More

Thank DeeAndDon
Reviewed July 9, 2018

No communication from staff pretty much from beginning to end. Left 2 hours late arrived back also almost 2 hours late. In Simonstown you have to pay for a taxi into town also not the amount that was told to us on the train. Children...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed May 15, 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

Thank MaraScholtz
Reviewed April 23, 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
Reviewed April 15, 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
Reviewed April 10, 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
Reviewed March 29, 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 February 27, 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

1  Thank juliabunn
Reviewed February 14, 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

1  Thank 526raymondt
Reviewed February 12, 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

2  Thank RayL1892
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