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Elgin - Lounge Car Seating

by Cape Rail Company


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Ceres Rail Company offers a magnificent return trip to the Elgin Railway Market aboard our historic passenger train. Our train is usually hauled by a heritage steam locomotive and a diesel, but at times, due to the fire risk and other events beyond our control, the trip may be hauled by two diesel locomotives.

The journey begins at 07h45 from the platform at Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town. Once aboard you will enjoy a 3-hour rail experience to Elgin, traveling through the beautiful Cape, up the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass, and then down into the Elgin Valley. We have a fully licensed cash bar on board as well as a dining car providing coffee and other snacks.

Our destination is the fabulous Art Deco & Art Nouveau inspired Elgin Railway Market where you will spend a few hours at your leisure. At the market, whilst enjoying the live music, you can wander through the many stalls offering delicious food, a wide selection of local wines, ciders and gin. Various bespoke craft stalls selling a wide range of goods including jewellery, leather goods, wire art, etc are also on site.

We depart from Elgin at 14h15, arriving back Cape Town at approximately 18h00.

We are so excited to have you on board!

What people say

Ons ry graag met julle treintjie en kan nie wag vir die volgende reis nie! Dit is altyd heerlik en o...  -  Tilla and Jannie Diedericks.



10 hours 15 minutes


The service is available all year round, generally operating on Saturdays and Sundays.


Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites, Dockrail Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town


This service runs in all weather conditions.

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothing. Closed footwear is advised.

Things to bring:

Cash or Cards for goods sold on the train and at the market. A jersey or light-jacket should the weather change.

Guests or Spectators:

Inclusions & Exclusions


The rail journey from Cape Town to Elgin Railway Market (Elgin) and back. Unforgettable memories


Food, Drinks, all personal purchases are for your own account. We do have a card machine on board.

Opinions On Elgin - Lounge Car Seating

What the locals say about Elgin - Lounge Car Seating.

Tilla and Jannie Diedericks

Ons ry graag met julle treintjie en kan nie wag vir die volgende reis nie! Dit is altyd heerlik en ons het geen klagtes nie. Stuur asseblief vir my inligting wanneer die volgende rit is en ook waarheen. Ons is daar! Groete, tilla diedericks

Cliff Van Der Wath

We had a wonderful experience, our travel host was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Leon Lee

What a experience. Will recommend it to everyone to do it at least once. Great service from everyone. Trip itself was a bucket list

Susan Ellis

Wonderful experience. The trip was well organised and the staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely do it again.

Cape Rail Company

The Ceres Railway Line offers a unique way for visitors to experience the Ceres valley whilst being immersed in 100 year old history.

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