Welcome to Atlantic Rail, we are currently the only vintage steam train in Cape Town and a great Kids Attraction. We provide unique and fantastical experiences for all that are interested in Railways and we promise a fun day out. We run regular trips with one coming up in 2016 from Cape Town to Stellenbosch (approx. 1.5 hours there and back via train.) Our tickets generally include passage via train, a kid’s activity whilst parents enjoy wine tasting or other, a fun experience for parents and kids and lunch.
At Atlantic Rail we provide wooden vintage coaches which date back between 1922 and 1938. The steam locomotive was build back in 1929 and is a class 16DA model. Our leisurely day trips allow patrons a relaxing and fun train ride across Cape Town and to the wine farms. In Stellenbosch particularly, the Stellenbosch Train station is one of the last in SA to use semaphore signals. This means that kids can watch the station master work the switches from the lever just as it used to be done 50 years ago! All drive instructions are also given by hand.
Should you wish to take your kids out for a fun filled day of history, this great attraction for kids is the perfect solution. Atlantic Rail has transported many happy children across Cape Town and provided them a truly unforgettable experience.
For something even more unforgettable, why not hire the train for charter for a kids birthday party or other? This is great for kids and even for parents or corporates looking for a different sort of function venue. Please keep in mind however that should you wish to hire the train, you need to hire the entire train. The train can accommodate up to 170 people and we offer a full cash bar, waiters can also be arranged.