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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

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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