Atlantic Rail is running a steam train from Cape Town to Stellenbosch on selected Sunday's.
Experience this amazing trip with us
The trip to Stellenbosch takes the northern line from Cape Town and meanders through the farm lands by the Hottentots Hollands mountains, beautiful vineyards and onwards to Stellenbosch Station.
The Station is just 700m from Dorp Street, which leads into the heart of the old town, with attractions such as ‘Oom Samie se Winkel’ and some of the finest examples of surviving Georgian architecture in the Cape. There is everything from family restaurants to boutiques, galleries and bistros in Stellenbosch. A shuttle service is also available, and for a nominal fee you can be whisked off to the town square if you do not want to walk into town.
Stellenbosch Station is also extremely interesting for anyone interested in railways as it is one of the last places in South Africa to use semaphore signals. You can watch the Stationmaster working the switches from the lever frame at the main platform just as it was done more than 50 years ago. All signals are controlled by wires and pulleys along the sides of the tracks and driver instructions are given by hand as the train passes through.
An outing suitable for small and large groups. An experience to remember!!