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Outeniqua Power Vans

George, South Africa
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

What an experience. We took the Power Van to Grootbrak River due to the tracks being damaged on the mountains. What an experience. The tourleader lady has so much knowledge on the area and mountains. The nature, scenary and mountains are stuniing. The Van goes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Illona0077
Reviewed May 2, 2019

I love travelling by train because it takes you places in the countryside where cars cannot go. The OVP departs from the Transport Museum and goes through George Station pass houses and farms. It then goes over the Gwaing river and Maalgate bridge. It then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed May 1, 2019

We were visiting the Transport Museum as part of our organised tour of South Africa. Quite honestly I wasn't quite sure what Outeniqua Power Vans were, but we all had a great experience and our coach met us at the far end of the track....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

From the description on the website, we were extremely keen to get this trip booked. Note that for the December holidays, bookings only open from October onwards and bookings fill up rapidly. In brief, we enjoyed the trip, but we only found out once we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank dirk_holl
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We booked to go on the Outeniqua power vans- took grandparents and great grands and made it a big family outing. It was interesting for the adults but not so much for the children. The tour stops kind of in the middle of nowhere when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Tinktinkie
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We had our children and grandchildren visiting, with the two brothers aged 11 and 3 years having their birthday in the same week. Whilst the younger boy is presently a keen follower of Thomas (the train) and Friends, we thought a visit to the real...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank manap65
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This was my second trip on the power van and was I was lucky enough to have a jackpot seat at the back going up and at the front going down as they swing the seats the other way on the descent affording unhindered views...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank MargaretM3592
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This was our second time with the Power Van. It was as fantastic as I remember the first time. Beautiful scenery and great commentary. Loved the stop at the top for something to eat and then down again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jinx S
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This was our second journey with the power van. We took my parents with for their wedding anniversary. Commentary across many topics like, passes in the area, fynbos, King Protea, and scenery was given to us. The journey last around 160 minutes. At the top,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank RonelV67
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Many years since we last did this trip - I had forgotten how good it was. Rubbish on the line spoiled the start, but once clear of the city it was magnificent. We almost decided not to go because of the mist and rain, but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from SheffieldPip | Reviewed this property |
Ours was booked by the tour operator, only one way, did not return, took approx 45 minutes from Transport Museum (which is worth seeing), so would contact the museum to arrange a trip. Enjoy!
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June 3, 2018|
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Response from AelwenH | Reviewed this property |
The trips are arranged by demand - if there is only a slight demand the trip is cancelled and people moved to a fuller trip. It’s half day.
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