CHERRY TIME 2022 – Cape Town, Ashton & Ceres
Day 1 – 19 November 2022
- 06h15 – 06h45: Passengers Arrive and Board
- 07h00: Departure
- 12h00: Arrival at Lunch Destination
- 14h00: Train Departure to Ashton
- 15h30: Train Arrival in Ashton
- 15h45 – 17h00: Brandy, Gin or Wine Tasting (Only one option per passenger)
- 17h15: Passengers transferred to train and other overnight accommodations
- 18h00 – 19h30: Dinner (Train and at other overnight accommodations)
- 19h30 onwards: Sleeping arrangements
Day 2 – 20 November 2022
- 07h00: Breakfast served (Train and other overnight accommodations)
- 07h30: Shuttle buses leave overnight accommodations for the train
- 08h00: Train Departure to Ceres
- 12h00: Train Arrival in Prince Alfred Hamlet. Transfer to Cherry Picking destination (short bus transfer)
- Cherry Picking
- Lunch and Cocktails
- Bring a picnic blanket along to relax in the orchards
- 14h30: Train Departure to Cape Town
- 21h00: Train Arrival in Cape Town
- PARKING: Overnight parking is available at the departure location underground for R100 for the entire trip. This payment will be handled onboard the train and does not need to be pre-booked.
- We have a fully stocked bar, dining car (for snacks), and coffee onboard. Payment by cash or card is accepted.
- We are currently not wheelchair accessible unless the person is able to board without the wheelchair.
- No smoking is permitted onboard.
- There is no Wifi on the train and plug points are limited, so bring a power bank along if you have one.
- Please bring a picnic blanket along for the lunch in the orchards.
- Further information and packing lists will be sent closer to the time.
General Rules and Other Info
- If you are in need of assistance, go to the Coach Controller or Train Manager.
- Obey the instructions given by our Train Manager (orange visi-vest) and our Coach Controllers (yellow visi-vest).
- Please do not stand or kneel on the furniture and tables, and keep dirty feet off too.
- Everyone loves to peek out of the window, but please do not hang out of the windows; it is dangerous due to vegetation along the track as well as soot from the steam locomotive.
- Please do not throw litter out of the windows – cleaning staff and bins are available on board.
- No bare feet – the plates between the coaches shift and passengers are at risk of getting injured if their feet are bare.
- We cannot control the actions of communities alongside the rail line. There have been incidents of stone throwing in the past; we undertake to do our best to monitor the known hotspots to ensure passengers are aware, and communities are engaged.