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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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

Congrats to the Hierviribier team on defending their title at the Steam Train Challenge 2018. They certainly gave us a huge challenge even with the windy conditions.
Steam Train ChallengeWhat a weekend 🏅🎯.
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Defending our title at the annual Steam Train Challenge and coming out on top.
Our team worked together like a well oiled machine, fighting various challenges thrown our way on the day.
During warmup I managed to split my Derailleur cage about 2km from the car, leaving me with a disabled bike and a 2km run back knowing my team mate has already left Wellington station and is running his ass off to get to me on the 1st handover at Malan station, not the race I had in mind.
I made it to the car in time, pulling my wife's bike off the back and trying to adjust the seat hight by eye, rushing to the handover zone with seconds to spare as @bruwerdanie was pushing hard.
Left the station in 3rd place thanks to Danie's solid run.
Suffered from the word go as the bike setup is completely wrong with my wife being about half a meter shorter than me, everything was burning on my body.
Fighting against Hurricane wind conditions, literally struggling to stay on the bike, getting blown right across the road with massive gusts hitting 70-90km/h.
I made quick work of the two ahead and put a big enough gap between us to soldier on by myself, pulled in by Hermon station 40 minutes later with a 2 minute gap where I handed over to @gerberjohann who raced to Gouda station, where he handed over to @diancronje. From here on the wind was directly from the front, Dian did a great job extending our lead, handing over to @wtlentz who had the biggest stage before handing over to @t.j.a.a.r.t.v.d.w.a.l.t.
We were all stronger and better prepared, but our time was 36 minutes slower than last year, just loosing to the Train, but still won the Human race. Stoke levels are high, all the Glory to the Big guy for making it possible.
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A big thanks to
Euodia Cycles
SCOTT Sports Africa
PureMotion Sports
USN SA - Ultimate Sports Nutrition and
Stellenbrau for supporting me and the team.
Ceres Rail Company
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The Friends Of Ceres Rail

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