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CAPE TOWN • ELGIN

ELGIN

On weekends as per advertised dates, Ceres Rail Company will be offering a day trip to the Elgin Railway Market.

Departing at 08h00 from the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town, you will enjoy a 3 hour train journey
to Elgin where you will leisurely spend 3.5 hours at the newly established, Art Deco & Art Nouveau inspired, Elgin Railway Market.
While enjoying live music, you can pander through the selection of tantalising food and beverage stalls as well as a wide selection of home grown wines for your enjoyment.
Departing from Elgin at 14:30 you will embark on your relaxing train journey back to Cape Town with your estimated arrival time being 17h30.

Tickets: R750 per Adult / R500 per Child / Infants under 2 – FREE
Duration:
9.5 Hours
Inclusions: Train Trip
Exclusions: Goods for sale at the Elgin Railway Market

Departure Point: Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town

RED DEVIL {ROBERTSON}
17 – 19 AUGUST 2018

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The moment you have all been waiting for is FINALLY upon us – for the first time since winter 2004, the Red Devil locomotive will be on the tracks again.
Join Ceres Rail Company for a 3 day trip on the Red Devil from Cape Town to Robertson with visits to various wine estates & numerous photographic run pasts.

Due to the public demand we have split this trip into 4 options:
– OPTION A: a return trip from Cape Town to Robertson excluding the day trip (Accommodation, all meals and transfers for your own account)
– OPTION B: a day trip around Robertson including lunch and 2 wine tastings
– OPTION C: full trip which includes the return trip from Cape Town to Robertson (Accommodation, all meals and transfers for your own account) & the day trip around Robertson including lunch and 2 wine tastings
– OPTION D: full trip which includes the return trip from Cape Town to Robertson (Accommodation included & all meals and transfers for your own account) & the day trip around Robertson including lunch and 2 wine tastings

Once on your way on any of our trips, you will get to enjoy comfortable lounge cars with hot beverages and savoury snacks in the Selati Dining Car – which dates back to 1932 and was originally part of the blue train.
We also have a fully licensed Bar Car where you can purchase beer, bubbly, wine and soft drinks.

Tickets:
OPTION A: R1000.00 per person / R800.00 per child under 13 / FREE toddlers under 3
OPTION B: R950.00 per person / R650.00 per child under 13 / FREE toddlers under 3
OPTION C: R1950.00 per person / R1450.00 per child under 13 / FREE toddlers under 3
OPTION D: R2750.00 per person

Departure Point:
Opposite the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Duncan Road, Cape Town Harbour

Itinerary:
Friday 17 August
11:00     Depart from opposite Royal Cape Yacht Club
18:00     Robertson

Saturday 18 August (Day trip around Robertson with the Red Devil locomotive)
08:00     Depart from Robertson station
Photo run past at Vinkrivier (limited photographers will be allowed to disembark for a photo run past)
Photo run past at Nuy (limited photographers will be allowed to disembark for a photo run past)
Service stop in Worcester
2 Photo run pasts on the way back to Robertson
12:00     Lunch stop at Rooiberg Winery – lunch and wine tasting included
14:00     Depart Rooiberg
15:00     Wine tasting at Zandvliet – wine tasting included
16:30     Depart from Zandvliet
17:00     Arrive at Robertson station

Sunday 19 August
08:00     Depart from Robertson station
Photo run past opportunities
11:30     Brunch at Overhex
13:00     Depart from Overhex
17:00     Back at Royal Cape Yacht Club

WEST COAST FLOWER TRIP
7 –  9 SEPTEMBER 2018

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DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN > GRAAFWATER

DAY 2 – GRAAFWATER > KLAWER > GRAAFWATER

DAY 3 – GRAAFWATER > CAPE TOWN

RATES:

Per Person Sharing: R6 400

Single Rate: R7 400

Your ticket includes the following:

Your train ticket, all bus transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Drinks (tea, coffee, wine, bubbly, beer, cider, soft drinks, water, juice) and snacks, are for your own account.

No smoking allowed on the train.

 

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN > GRAAFWATER

Friday, 7 September

Departure time: 08:00 – please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure

Departure point: Unity Yard, Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

Parking: Royal Cape Yacht Club

After departing from Unity Yard, Royal Cape Yacht Club (Duncan Rd), Cape Town Harbour we will travel to Kalbaskraal where our locomotive will turn around. Kalbaskraal is a small village with a population of about 2000 people and was established during 1898 when a railway crossing was erected between Malmesbury and Cape Town.

From here the train will be traveling to Malmesbury for a scheduled water stop. Malmesbury is the largest town in the Swartland and is well known for its grain and wine cultivation. The first farms were established in 1703 when the town was known as Zwartlands-kerk. The town was renamed in 1829 to Malmesbury.

Leaving Malmesbury behind the train will travel through Moorreesburg. This town was laid out in 1879 on the farm Hooikraal.

From Moorreesburg we will travel to Piketberg (estimated time of arrival 13:30), where we will have lunch. The area around Piketberg is conducive to wheat farming and the area on top of the mountains is suited to fruit and Rooibos Tea farming. This area has very well-preserved San Rock art in the mountains.

The train will reach Graafwater at around 18:00 from where you will be transferred by bus to your hotel. Dinner will be served at your respective hotel (drinks for your own account).

DAY 2 – Graafwater > Klawer > Graafwater

Saturday, 8 September

Bus transfer from Hotel to Graafwater: Departure from Hotel 09:00

Train departure from Graafwater: 10:00

After departing from Graafwater, the train will travel through Eendekuil, reaching Klawer at around 12:00. During this trip there will be beautiful photo opportunities and the train will stop for all our avid photographers. Lunch will be arranged. The train will turn around in Klawer and head back to Graafwater with more photo opportunities on the way back.

Bus transfers will take passengers back to their respective hotel’s where dinner will be served.

 

DAY 3 – Graafwater > Cape Town

Sunday, 9 September

Bus Transfer from Hotel to Graafwater: Departure from Hotel 08:30

Train departure from Graafwater: 09:00

After departing from Graafwater, the train will head back to Cape Town. Buffet style lunch will take place at Moorreesburg. There will be a scheduled water stop at Malmesbury after which we will depart back to Unity Station.

The train will arrive back in Cape Town at an estimated time of 18:00.

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TULBAGH • CERES

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As part of our day trip, our train will stop at Tulbagh Road Station (at around 10:45) to pick up passengers that would like to do this short journey through Mitchell’s Pass with us. Upon arrival in Ceres, passengers can book for a lovely lunch after which the train will depart back to Tulbagh Road Station (at around 15:00) where passengers will disembark.

Beers, ciders, wines, bubbly, cold drinks, tea, coffee, muffins, cupcakes, sandwiches, crisps, biltong, droewors, and chocolates are for sale on the train.
Please bring cash for this as we do not have card facilities.

Lunch (please ensure that you have booked lunch if you want this included) is at Ceres Golf Club in the Dining room. Drinks can be purchased at the Bar. They do have card facilities.

Tickets: R250 per Adult / R200 per Child / Infants under 2 – FREE
Duration:
4 Hours
Inclusions: Train Trip
Exclusions: Lunch

Departure Point: Tulbagh Road Station

Itinerary: Train departs from Cape Town at 07:30 to arrive at Tulbagh Road Station at around 10:45. Train will arrive in Ceres at 12:00 and depart again at 14:00. Arrival back at Tulbagh Road Station will be around 15:00 from where the train carries on to Cape Town, arriving at 18:30.

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CAPE TOWN • CERES

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We depart from outside the Royal Cape Yacht Club at 07:30. We then make our way to Ceres, travelling through Wellington, Nuwekloof Pass, Wolseley, Michell’s Pass and then reach Ceres Golf Estate at about 12:00.
At Ceres Golf Estate, passengers disembark and then can, if they book for lunch with us, have a buffet style lunch at Ceres Golf Club. Passengers returning to Cape Town board the train again for departure back to Cape Town at around 13:45 to leave at 14:00.

We then take the same route back to Cape Town for an expected arrival of around 18:30. ( We take 120 passengers per trip. )

Beers, ciders, wines, bubbly, cold drinks, tea, coffee, muffins, cupcakes, sandwiches, crisps, biltong, droewors, and chocolates are for sale on the train.
Please bring cash for this as we do not have card facilities.

Lunch (please ensure that you have booked lunch if you want this included) is at Ceres Golf Club in the Dining room. Drinks can be purchased at the Bar. They do have card facilities.

Tickets: R800 per Adult / R500 per Child / Infants under 2 – FREE
Duration:
11 Hours
Inclusions: Train Trip
Exclusions: Lunch (unless booked)
Departure Point: Opposite the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Duncan Road, Cape Town Harbour
Itinerary: * Depart Cape Town 07:30 * Arrive Ceres 12:00 * Depart Ceres 14:00 * Arrive Cape Town 18:30