Due to the Simon’s Town route signalling issues Atlantic Rail has decided to stop Atlantic’s trips for the moment.
“Atlantic Rail will keep all passenger bookings in credit for December when we will be running back to Simon’s Town again – this is still to be 100% confirmed. Metro Rail has given us the assurance that the Simon’s Town line will be ready and signalling sorted in time for December.
As soon as the opening date is confirmed by Metro rail, the bookings will open for December”.
10:15 Departing from Monument Station (Train Lodge)
11:30 Arriving at Simon’s Town
15:00 Departing from Simon’s Town
16:15 Arriving at Monument Station
Cape Town is a beautiful part of South Africa and there are plenty of ways to get around while you’re here. One of the most unique ways of exploring the coastline is to take a steam train from Cape Town to Simon’s Town.
Atlantic Rail offers regular day trips around the peninsula from Cape Town to Simon’s Town and back. The duration of the trip is approximately 6 hours.
This scenic route starts with the train leaving Cape Town (Train Lodge), travelling between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. From there on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is magnificent. The railway line follows the coastline as it travels through the quaint villages of St James and Kalk Bay, then winds through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simon’s Town with a view of the naval dockyard.
Passengers are free to explore Simon’s Town, stroll to the beach or have a bite to eat at the many cafes and restaurants. The train then returns along the same route back to Cape Town.
Trains operated by Atlantic Rail, a Ceres Rail Company.