Win a steam-train trip to Stellenbosch

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One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a magical train ride for six into the winelands.

There’s something decidedly romantic about taking a journey by train… It conjures images of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, or of lovers embracing on a platform after a long separation… Which is why we were thrilled when Atlantic Rail announced these wonderfully nostalgic trips into the winelands

FIRST STOP: STELLIES!

The train departs from the Train Lodge Hotel (on the foreshore) at 9.30am, and begins its steady journey towards the winelands, arriving in Stellenbosch at around 11.30am. This charming university town is famed for its excellent restaurants, notable art galleries, sidewalk cafés and boutiques, and you’ll be given three hours to explore all that it has to offer, before returning to the train station at 3pm.

If that’s your idea of a fun day out, you might want to enter our Atlantic Rail competition and win a ride to Stellenbosch for you and five friends.

HOW TO ENTER

Enter your email address in the form alongside, and you could be the lucky recipient of this awesome prize. (You’ll also be subscribing to our free weekly newsletter.)

TS & CS

The prize includes a train trip for six to Stellenbosch. The winner’s name will be drawn on 13 December 2016 and the prize is redeemable from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2017 (subject to availability). The winner will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours in order to claim his/her prize. Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with Atlantic Rail to arrange your prize. Ts & Cs apply.

WIN AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY

After you’ve entered, share this competition via the social media buttons that will appear in the right-hand sidebar on the top of the page, and your name will be re-entered into the draw.

 

Date

Until 12 December

Time

The prize is redeemable from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2017 (subject to availability).

115 Responses to “Win a steam-train trip to Stellenbosch”

  1. Mariza

    Sounds like a great treat for myself, my son and a few others having January birthdays.

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  2. Christo

    Sounds like a perfect birthday gift for my mothers 60th birthday.

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  3. Dianne Calthorpe

    Oh Wow
    dreams can come true
    What a magical Christmas

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  4. Francoise Phillips

    This would be an extraordinary day out.

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  5. Trevor Heath

    Great idea – hope who ever wins has a great day out.

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  6. Hayley charls

    My family would just love this! !

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  7. Braam Smit

    Ek is besig om n stoomroete te organiseer tussen Touwsrivier en Matjiesfontein en hierdie sal n leersame uitstappie wees.

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  8. Cerian

    Oh yes please!!! All aboard for a fantastic time

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  9. Kirsty

    I’d LOVE to win, travelling by steam train would be so much fun. 🙂

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  10. Dean Herrick

    I am a 70-year kid wishing for this Christmas present

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  11. Jacqui Bodley

    A fabulous time will be had by all I am sure.

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  12. Theresa Jansen Van Rensburg

    That sounds so amazing. It would be such an experience as a family

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  13. Jean-Paul Kordom

    I deserve it due a long 5 years of studies ….please …. Groot ASB … SAL DIT WAARDEUR

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  14. Adolf Arendt

    Awesome prize going down memory lane!

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  15. Anneline

    What a lovely idea

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  16. Margie Matthee

    Please please I love steam trains.

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  17. Esme

    what an amazingly idea for a competition something quite different and a combination of attractive things

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  18. rendani Khangale

    This would be great to go on an adventure with family, to bond and make new memories.

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  19. PAULINE

    Sounds a great offer – we will fly out from London if we win it.

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  20. Charmaine

    Awesome!

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  21. Esta Morkel

    Oh wow! This would just be fantastic 🙂

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  22. Zdenka

    Wow! what a unique experience this would be 🙂

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  23. Brenda Bryden

    What a lovely experience this would be during our beautiful Cape summer days. And with magnificent views to enjoy enroute, not to mention exploring the picturesque Stellenbosch. Would love to win this and take some upcountry visitors along for the ride.

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  24. Teryn

    This would be a wonderful experience 🙂

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  25. Hilary Titus

    This is truly an amazing prize to win, my kids totally just love steam trains. This truly would be a dream come true for them

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  26. Mandy Sias

    Please, please for my kids

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  27. Samuel M.

    This will be a fantastic way to usher in the 2017.

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  28. Meaghin

    It will be an awesome prize to win on my birthday 13th December

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  29. HEATHER DYERS

    A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND QUALITY FAMILY TIME IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THE WORLD, AND EXPERIENCE ITS SPLENDOUR.

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  30. Sandra Fullerton

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize! Will treat some senior citizens to a lovely day out.

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  31. Wafekah Osman

    13th December is my birthday and what an awesome win this will be…
    My family will love it

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  32. Kashiefa Shade

    The kids would truly believe they’re on their way to Sodor Island in Thomas the train!

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  33. Dianne

    This would be a fantastic way to bring in the New Year 🙂

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  34. Chris Boshoff

    Ek wil asb saamry. Baie dankie.

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  35. Lynn McLaren

    Awesome!!

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  36. Lynne Barclay

    Steam train is like a journey back in time.

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  37. Lisa Viljoen

    This would be a dream come true for my son……..

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  38. Gillian Hoornveld

    Harry Potter comes to life for me and my grand children!!

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  39. Sheila

    Would love to take the grandchildren!

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  40. Ida

    Can only be enjoyable!

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  41. Erica Isaacs

    Totally awesome

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  42. Monique du Toit

    Full steam ahead to experience the wonderful winelands by rail!

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  43. Adele

    My kids would love to do this. xxx

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  44. Brendan Stevens

    Did the Spier train a long time ago on Valentine’s Day with my then girlfriend – She’s now my wife of 16 years and would love to do it again with our 2 kids.

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    • Harry Friedland

      I also did it on Valentine’s day 16 years ago – we may have been on the same train! If you go again, GIVE A SIGN and I’ll look out for you …

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  45. Jacques Steyn

    My children love steam trains and i would love to take them on a trip.Crossing fingers that my name will come out of the hat.Thanks for keeping our childhood memories alive

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  46. RUTH KOOPMAN

    What a wonderful opportunity offered by Atlantic Rail to travel by train to explore one of the best loved towns, Stellenbosch. This would certainly be my idea of FUN for the whole family.

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  47. Stuart Kilgour

    My boys and father would greatly enjoy this

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  48. Stuart Kilgour

    Would be fantastic for the kids and my Father.

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  49. Judy

    Please I have my husband to be from Germany coming to south Africa so this will be a great surprise..

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  50. Rhonda

    Wow this sounds so awesome… Let the best man or woman win

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  51. Fernao

    Grandchildren spending Christmas with grandparents, they have never been on a train before. Nice Christmas gift!

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  52. celeste williams

    Awesome prize. Never been on a steam train and I am 5 months away from 50 years old

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  53. Jill Solman

    Would be absolutely marvelous!!

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  54. Ilze Esterhuizen

    I would really love to win this steam train trip and treat my friend!

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  55. Nella

    Me and my kids have never been on a train…sounds great x

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  56. Hennie Knoetzen

    Sal baie graag `n rit op die stoomtrein wou wen.

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  57. Fred Morley

    Would be out of this world

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  58. Patrice Reid

    This is on my bucket list

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  59. jackie

    Groot asseblief, baie dankie. Yes please, thank you.

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  60. Karien Sterrenberg

    What a beautiful country we live in. I would love to go on this trip.

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  61. Megan Knights

    I have always wanted to go on a train for the longest time & what better way than going to the breathtaking Stellenbosch. Fingers crossed 🙂

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  62. Samantha

    I would love to win this for my boy for his birthday. He’s my everything and this will put such a huge smile on his face. He loves steam trains

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  63. Ethel Hutton

    Oh My Word What a lovely prize this will be to win

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  64. Patsy Cloete

    Considering that my family and I haven’t used a train in years this would be ideal to let your hair down and take in the splendid view along the Steelies area.

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  65. Juanita Daniels

    Please choose me!

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  66. Lynn Jantjes

    This would be a dream come true. A trip dreamed about.

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  67. HA Esterhuizen

    I can just stare as the train goes pass my flat balcony hoping to be on it with my grand children for a treat.

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  68. Wessel Kleinhans

    Mossie Vossie and friends …..

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  69. Wessel Kleinhans

    My friends

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  70. Riette Nieuwoudt

    Oh yes ! Oh yes! Fantastic prize! Would love to take some of my friends on a treat!!

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  71. Riette Nieuwoudt

    Fantastic…………would love to take my friends on a trip to treat them!!

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  72. Glenn Matthews

    Kids would love it!

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  73. Lindi Kamffer

    Wow! Would love to take my parents (retired) on this experience. #Quality #FamilyTime
    S – Special
    T – Times
    E – Excellent
    A- All
    M- Magical

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  74. Edward

    Yes Please

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  75. Morgan Saunder

    My dad is a steam train nut, I would love to surprise him with this.

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  76. Linda badenhorst

    Wow its great just in time for me and my husbands birthday

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  77. Gillian Peat

    Lovely Stellenbosch!!

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  78. SHIRLEY von Benecke

    It would be a lovely birthday present. Haven’t been on a steam train for many many years

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  79. Flippina Riep

    Het baie as kind met n stoomtrein op vakansie gegaan

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  80. charles king

    what a way to start the year

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  81. Christian Hoole

    A perfect day in nature with the family and one of the best ways to travel by steam… I’m loving it

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  82. Maria Mackenzie

    A good, rich life is made of experiences and not STUFF! My family would be honored to win this awesome prize. Even if we didn’t win, I would save up to buy tickets for this amazing time together

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  83. Allison coito

    This would be amazing never been on a train and neither have my children

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  84. Will Husselmann

    Like a trip down memory lane.It would be an amazing experience.

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  85. Yvette Perry

    Wow this is great, would love to experience this

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  86. Helen Digby

    Wow!! Sounds AMAZING!!

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  87. Paul

    Sounds awesome.

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  88. Amanda Juried

    I woild love to my friends on this picturesque and scenic train drive. Absolute bliss.

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  89. Siobhan

    Touring at it’s best, let’s go! 😉

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  90. Candace Di Talamo

    What a fantastic day out. Who wouldn’t love that

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  91. Ena Bester

    WOW we will love it!

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  92. Claudine

    This would be such a wonderful gift for my belobed parents who will be celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary and of course for me too as I just love being a tourist in Cape Town 😉

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  93. Danielle

    Fantastic giveaway! What a fantastic spoil for the whole family

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  94. Michelle

    This has been on my bucket list for a while now!!! WOULD LOVE to win!!!

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  95. Nicole

    My son is crazy about trains. This Will be so special for him and his brother. Would be awesome to win. Holding fingers crossed.

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  96. Runi

    Pick me!

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  97. Liza

    I would love to spoil my mom and family with this!

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  98. Ria Labuschagne

    How nostalgic that will be to remember and hear that wonderful sound

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  99. Santie O'Connell

    Cape Town to Stellenbosch and back – who could ask for more?

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  100. Amanda Kapp

    What a wonderful way to see the beautiful scenery and enjoy a day in Stellenbosch. Sounds like the perfect outing

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  101. Natalie Pickering

    This would be amazing.

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  102. Natasha Webb

    Awesome family trip

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  103. Jade Robertson

    What an amazing prize, this would be so much fun!

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  104. Ingrid Ross

    I have 5 special girlfriends who would be perfect for this trip!!!!

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  105. Vivienne Mitchell

    What a lovely way to spend time with good friends.

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  106. Brandon Booysen

    I travel by train every single day to and from work. My kids 10 and 2 years old have never been on a train. This would be an awesome experience for them and they would love it so much. Fingers crossed for this awesome trip and it would really make the festive an extra but more fun.

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  107. Lucinda Crombie

    This would be incredible day out

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  108. Janke

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this trip. Me and my grandparents have a tradition to try and travel to Cape Town once a year with the train as my grandfather used to work for transnet and Train is his whole life. It would be my & my grandfathers biggest dream come true to win this trip with the Steam train.

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  109. lauren

    Wow this would be a dream come true ALWAYS wanted to go on a stream train this has been a dream of mine and on my bucket list since I was a kid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  110. Zama Mthwana

    Lovely, this will be fun!

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  111. Hayley charls

    My family would just love this!

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  112. Lesley Marks

    the kids will love this!

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  113. Michael Arch

    Sounds like an incredible day out.

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  114. adam

    Yes Please

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