Ride the Steam Train to Ceres for the Annual Cherry Fair 2019

Ride the Steam Train to Ceres for the Annual Cherry Fair 2019 Wayne Nauschutz

Show me the way to cherry country…

In late November 2019, Ceres Golf Estate is hosting the annual Cherry Fair; and Ceres Rail is operating two return trips to the festival aboard one of its magnificent steam trains. Not only will you get to ride an old beauty across the picturesque valleys of the Witzenberg, passing through the majestic Michell’s Pass en route to Demeter Station in Ceres, but once there, you’ll be able to eat cherries to your heart’s content.

After a day of cherry-soaked celebrations, revellers will board the train at 2.20pm, before heading back to Cape Town in time for a 7pm arrival.

What to expect at the cherry festival

Named after the Roman goddess of the harvest, Ceres is the fruit basket of South Africa. Cherries are just one of the many juicy fruits this region is renowned for, and the nearby Klondyke Cherry Farm is a popular location for cherry-picking during the season (which is usually from end-November to January).

Ceres Golf Estate hosts the annual Cherry Fair to celebrate the beginning of the season. As such, guests can expect lorry loads of fresh cherries, as well as an array of cherry-themed artisanal stalls, and cherry-inspired food and beverages.

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Snacks are for sale aboard the train, along with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, muffins and cupcakes; all of which can be enjoyed in the comfort of the Dining Car. There’s also a Bar Car that sells alcoholic beverages and cold drinks.

Ceres Rail has scheduled two return trips: one on 23 November, and the other on the 24 November. Tickets tend to sell out quickly for their steam train trips, so early booking is recommended.

Tickets are available for the following dates in 2019
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Address

Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites
Dockrail Rd
Foreshore
Cape Town
8001

Event Information

Date
23 & 24 November 2019

Time
7.30am – 7pm

Cost
R850 (adults, return trip)
R550 (children 3 – 13 years, return trip)
Free (children 0 – 2, return trip)

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