THE STORY SO FAR

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In 2002, Derick du Toit had a vision to reinstate the line and together with Simon Beckett and Transnet as it’s enabler and Private Sector Participator, the line was reopened in 2012.

The Ceres Railway track was originally built at the turn of the 19th century, starting in July 1910 and was completed in May 1912. The line was built using second hand material and the engineers responsible for the building work was Mr’s Heatlie, Warren and Bromley.

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WITZENBERG

The Ceres Railway offers a unique way for visitors to experience the Ceres valley whilst being immersed in 100 year old history.

Ceres is one of the biggest deciduous fruit producing areas in the Western Cape and features breath-taking scenery, exciting activities including cherry picking in summer and snowy visits in winter, and a plethora of indigenous fynbos in and around Ceres.

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CALENDAR & SCHEDULE

Upcoming Events

Browse our calendar to find the perfect event in and around the Witzenberg area to compliment your next Ceres Rail experience.

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Ceres Rail Company

We're counting down to this week's amazing Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival 🍷

On top of two days of fabulous wine tastings, mindblowing country cuisine and all sorts of fun farm activities for kids, this weekend is a bumper opportunity for vintage train enthusiasts as well: you also get to enjoy TWO DAYS worth of steamy return trips this weekend.

Yes, that's right: avoid all that nasty traffic and arrive in old-school elegant style by hopping onboard a Ceres Rail Company steam trains and enjoying a gentle journey into the heart of Elgin Valley on Saturday 27/04 or Sunday 28/04.

Either stay at the market and relish the outrageous hospitality of our eclectic family of vendors OR buy a ticket to attend the #ElginCoolFest and take a FREE shuttle along one of six tasting routes around the Valley to visit a selection of wine farms before making an impressive exit and choo-chooing safely back to Cape Town.

Don't delay, book today! Click here to reserve your seat: www.ceresrail.co.za/booktrip/
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The Friends Of Ceres Rail

For those who are passionate about locomotives and railway systems, join the Friends of Ceres Rail along with other train enthusiasts.

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