There are many unique ways to experience the Cape, and one of our favourites is aboard a steam train through the countryside. Introducing Jessica, and Bailey, two steam trains in Ceres Rail’s fleet, that provide a full train adventure, with all the travelling comforts!
The family-friendly train journey – which runs every weekend on Saturdays (and Sundays during December) – departs from Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites on the Foreshore near the V&A Waterfront at 8am, and takes you up over the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass, through the countryside to the steampunk-themed Elgin Railway Market, where a wonderful array of stalls and a magical atmosphere await.
Once on your way, you’ll enjoy comfortable lounge cars, hot beverages and savoury snacks in the Dining Car, or beer, bubbly, wine and soft drinks in the Bar Car, before arriving at your final destination.
And now, you and your lucky plus one stand the chance of winning this sought-after experience, complete with an exciting range of food, drink and gift vouchers to enjoy throughout your three-and-a-half-hour pitstop.
Once there you’ll be gifted two G&T cocktails at L Craft Gin, two vouchers to The Craft Oyster Co, two meals at Die Rooi Olyf, and two deluxe ice cream rolls at Hashtag Rollin. But let’s not forget the three-tier shelf from JAC Crafts, and the seasonal veggie box from Elgin Valley Produce to take home as a reminder of your fun day out.
Once you’re done eating, drinking and shopping, you’ll be asked to hop back onto the locomotive for your ride back to Cape Town, as the valley streams past your window, and delivers you back to town at 5.30pm.
How to win your steam-train experience
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Ts & Cs
The winner’s name will be drawn on 10 December 2019, and the prize is redeemable from 11 December 2019 until 31 December 2019 (subject to availability). The total prize is valued at R3 040, and includes two return tickets on the Ceres Rail, two vouchers for a G&T cocktail at L Craft Gin, two vouchers for The Craft Oyster Co, two deluxe ice cream rolls at Hashtag Rollin,
two meal vouchers for Die Rooi Olyf, a three-tier shelf from JAC crafts, and one seasonal veggie box from Elgin Valley Produce.
This competition and its prizes are being offered by Ceres Rail, The Elgin Railway Market and its vendors, which is solely responsible for ensuring that the winner receives his/her prize. The Inside Guide shall not be liable to entrants of this competition for any prizes, loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising from the running, or otherwise, of this competition. The winners will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours. Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with the organisers to arrange your prize. Please note prizes are nontransferrable. Ts & Cs apply.
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