Journey through time aboard Cape Town’s steam train

In an era where speed often dominates the travel experience, there’s something timeless and captivating about the slow chug of a steam train journey. Ceres Rail Company, the only heritage rail tourism operator in Cape Town, brings this nostalgic charm to life with its growing offerings, inviting travellers to embark on unforgettable adventures through South Africa’s scenic landscapes.

Ceres Rail Company has recently expanded, with a new captivating destination added to its roster: the iconic Steam Train to Simon’s Town.

The journeys undertaken promise not just transportation but an immersive experience where passengers can soak in the beauty of South Africa from a unique vantage point.

Discover Simon’s Town

For those craving a seaside adventure, Ceres Rail Company’s journey to Simon’s Town is a dream come true. The rail journey takes you along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline accessible by rail in the world. It is a route that has inspires adventure and nostalgia. In Simon’s Town, delight in the coastal charm of this historic naval town, where you can explore quaint streets, soak up the sun on pristine beaches, visit an array of galleries and museums, and indulge in fresh seafood delicacies.

All aboard to Elgin Railway Market

Picture yourself winding through lush valleys, past sprawling vineyards and climbing rugged mountains, as the iconic Ceres Rail Company train carries you to the vibrant Elgin Railway Market. This bustling hub of creativity offers an array of artisanal goods, delectable treats and local crafts, ensuring a feast for the senses upon arrival.

Indulge in onboard hospitality

Ceres Rail Company truly believes the journey itself is just as captivating as the destinations. With an onboard barista service and a fully licensed bar, passengers are treated to a relaxing experience from start to finish. Sip on expertly crafted coffee creations or unwind with a refreshing beverage of your choice as you marvel at the passing scenery.

Spectacular views, unforgettable tracks

As the Ceres Rail Company train traverses the tracks, passengers are treated to breathtaking views that showcase the diverse beauty of South Africa. From rugged coastlines to verdant valleys, each moment aboard the train is an opportunity to connect with the soul of the nation.

Experience South Africa in a new light

Ceres Rail Company invites travellers to see South Africa from a fresh perspective, promising unforgettable moments and cherished memories along the way. Whether you’re a solo adventurer, part of a large group or organising a corporate retreat, there’s something magical about experiencing the country’s landscapes and heritage from the comfort of a vintage train carriage.

For those seeking a truly unique travel experience, Ceres Rail Company delivers. Let history transport you as you embark on a journey through time aboard Cape Town’s steam train.

To book your next adventure with Ceres Rail Company, email

Join us on an unforgettable voyage and discover the true essence of South Africa through the lens of a bygone era.

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