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RED DEVIL RUN

Cape Town – Robertson

9 – 11 August 2019

Robertson train

Red Devil Run

Dates Available: 9th August 2019 –  11th August 2019

Join Ceres Rail Company for a trip on the Red Devil** from Cape Town to Robertson return with photo run past opportunities and visits to wine estates.

We have split the trip into 4 booking options.

Option A – Trip from Cape Town to Robertson on Friday 9 August with a return from Robertson to Cape Town on Sunday 11 August including brunch at Overhex.

Option B – Day trip around Robertson on Saturday 10 August including lunch at Rooiberg and 2 wine tastings.

Option C – The full 3 day trip including the return trip and the day Trip.

Option D – The full 3 day trip including 2 nights’ accommodation on the train.

 

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Itinerary option A

Friday 9 August

11:00     Depart from opposite aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town

17:00     Photo Run past at Mowers

18:00     Robertson

Sunday 11 August

08:00     Depart from Robertson station

Photo run past opportunities

11:30     Brunch at Overhex (included in your ticket price)

With photo run past opportunities

13:00     Depart from Overhex

17:00     Back at aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town

Above trip cost: R1200 per person. Brunch at Overhex included in your ticket price.

Meals (except for the brunch at Overhex), accommodation, snacks and drinks for your own account.
Itinerary option B

Saturday 10 August

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 phot 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 in your ticket price

14:00     Depart Rooiberg

15:00     Wine tasting at Zandvliet

16:30     Depart from Zandvliet

17:00     Arrive at Robertson station

Above trip cost: R990 per person. Lunch and wine tastings included on the day.


Itinerary option C

All 3 days on the train – R2190 per person.

Meals, accommodation, snacks and drinks for your own account (except for Wine tastings, Lunch at Rooiberg and brunch at Overhex as indicated, which is included in your ticket)


Itinerary option D

All 3 days on the train plus 2 nights’ accommodation on the train – R3090 per person.

Meals, snacks and drinks for your own account (except for Wine tastings, Lunch at Rooiberg and brunch at Overhex as indicated, which is included in your ticket)

(**please note that Ceres Rail Company reserves the right to replace locomotives as and when necessary)

ELGIN WINTER FESTIVAL

9 – 11 August 2019

ELgin

SPECIAL RATES AND AN OVERNIGHT OPTION!

During the weekend of the Elgin Winter Festival, Ceres Rail will be offering day trips as well as overnight trips (own accommodation to be arranged) to the Elgin Railway Market at very special rates.

Departing at 08h00 from the aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, you can enjoy a 3-hour train journey to Elgin where you can spend a leisurely 3 hours at the Market before your return trip.

Enjoy all the Market has to offer during this Special Festival.

You can also opt to take the train to Elgin on either the Friday or Saturday and stay over for one night in the lovely Elgin Valley, taking the train back the following afternoon. Accommodation is to be arranged by yourself. Please follow this link for accommodation bookings www.elgingrabouwtourism.co.za, but hurry, overnight option is limited to 50 guests only.

Ticket price: R600 per Adult and R400 per child

Overnight option:
Depart Cape Town 08:00 on 9 August, overnight in the Valley and depart from Elgin 14:00 the 10th of August

OR
Depart Cape Town 08:00 on 10 August, overnight in the Valley and depart from Elgin 14:00 the 11th of August

RETURN
CAPE TOWN • ELGIN

Every Weekend

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 aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, 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: aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town

WEST COAST TRIP

6 – 8 September 2019

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DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN > GRAAFWATER

DAY 2 – GRAAFWATER > KLAWER > GRAAFWATER

DAY 3 – GRAAFWATER > CAPE TOWN

RATES:

OPTION A – ACCOMMODATION IN CLANWILLIAM HOTEL

Per Person Sharing: R6 800

Single Rate: R7 900

Your ticket includes the following:

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

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

OPTION B – ACCOMMODATION ON THE TRAIN

Per Person Sharing: R6 500

Your ticket includes the following:

Your train ticket, all bus transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation on the train, 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.

Terms & Conditions apply

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DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN > GRAAFWATER

Friday, 6 September

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

Departure point: aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Cape Town

Parking: Next to Hotel (free)

After departing from aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town, 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).

Passengers who chose Option B, will sleep on the train for the evening. Dinner will be provided in Graafwater. Bedding and Towels will be provided (please supply own toiletries).

DAY 2 – Graafwater > Klawer > Graafwater

Saturday, 7 September

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

Passengers who chose option B will be at the train for departure.

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.

Passengers who chose Option B, will sleep on the train for the evening. Dinner will be provided in Graafwater. Bedding and Towels will be provided (please supply own toiletries).

DAY 3 – Graafwater > Cape Town

Sunday, 8 September

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

Train departure from Graafwater: 09:00

Passengers who chose option B will be at the train for departure.

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.

 

SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION: 

There is absolutely no smoking on the train. The Train Manager will inform passengers when they will be allowed to disembark. There are no pets allowed and there are unfortunately no wheelchair facilities available at this time.

We have limited electricity on the train, so make sure camera batteries, phones, tablets etc are fully charged or that you have emergency chargers with you.

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