DAY 1: CAPE TOWN> GRAAFWATER
DAY 2 : GRAAFWATER > KLAWER > GRAAFWATER
DAY 3: GRAAFWATER > CAPE TOWN
|Per Person: Sharing: R6 400 / Single Rate: R7 400|
Your ticket includes the following:
Your train ticket, all bus transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation (off train), breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Drinks (tea, coffee, wine, bubbly, beer, cider, soft drinks, water, juice) and snacks, are for your own account.
No smoking allowed on the train.
DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN > GRAAFWATER
Friday, 7 September
Departure time: 08:00 – please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure
Departure point: Unity Yard, Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town
Parking: Royal Cape Yacht Club
After departing from Unity Yard, Royal Cape Yacht Club (Duncan Rd), Cape Town Harbour we will travel to Kalbaskraal where our locomotive will turn around. Kalbaskraal is a small village with a population of about 2000 people and was established during 1898 when a railway crossing was erected between Malmesbury and Cape Town.
From here the train will be traveling to Malmesbury for a scheduled water stop. Malmesbury is the largest town in the Swartland and is well known for its grain and wine cultivation. The first farms were established in 1703 when the town was known as Zwartlands-kerk. The town was renamed in 1829 to Malmesbury.
Leaving Malmesbury behind the train will travel through Moorreesburg. This town was laid out in 1879 on the farm Hooikraal.
From Moorreesburg we will travel to Piketberg (estimated time of arrival 13:30), where we will have lunch. The area around Piketberg is conducive to wheat farming and the area on top of the mountains is suited to fruit and Rooibos Tea farming. This area has very well-preserved San Rock art in the mountains.
The train will reach Graafwater at around 18:00 from where you will be transferred by bus to your hotel. Dinner will be served at your respective hotel (drinks for your own account).
DAY 2 – Graafwater > Klawer > Graafwater
Saturday, 8 September
Bus transfer from Hotel to Graafwater: Departure from Hotel 09:00
Train departure from Graafwater: 10:00
After departing from Graafwater, the train will travel through Eendekuil, reaching Klawer at around 12:00. During this trip there will be beautiful photo opportunities and the train will stop for all our avid photographers. Lunch will be arranged. The train will turn around in Klawer and head back to Graafwater with more photo opportunities on the way back.
Bus transfers will take passengers back to their respective hotel’s where dinner will be served.
DAY 3 – Graafwater > Cape Town
Sunday, 9 September
Bus Transfer from Hotel to Graafwater: Departure from Hotel 08:30
Train departure from Graafwater: 09:00
After departing from Graafwater, the train will head back to Cape Town. Buffet style lunch will take place at Moorreesburg. There will be a scheduled water stop at Malmesbury after which we will depart back to Unity Station.
The train will arrive back in Cape Town at an estimated time of 18:00.
Tour operated by Ceres Rail Company
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