A Weekend Market at the Art Deco-Themed Station in Elgin

A Weekend Market at the Art Deco-Themed Station in Elgin Elgin Railway Market, Heinrich Knoetze

Make tracks for this market in apple country.

If you’re looking to take a trip back to Victorian times, head to The Railway Market in Elgin for an Art Deco steampunk-themed experience with a wonderful selection of stalls, including food, drink, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, and much more.


Railway Market
Heinrich Knoetze

The The Elgin Railway MarketElgin Railway Market
Heinrich Knoetze

An old apple warehouse has been converted into an expansive indoor market, with elaborate metal archways, overhanging bridges and lanterns providing the backdrop. Enhancing the old station feel is the arrival of a steam train on every second Saturday, courtesy of a partnership between the Elgin Railway Market and Ceres Rail.

Since the barn is located right next to the railway tracks, market-goers get to watch the old beauty roll in, chugging away just like the industrial powerhouses of old. (Contact Ceres Rail if you’d like to book a ride to the market on the steam train.)

Standout stalls

The Railway Market
Heinrich Knoetze

There’s a wide array of delicious things to eat, drink and purchase. Some highlights include:

  • The Station Grill for ribs and burgers
  • Pudding and Pie for pies, tarts and quiches
  • El Sombrero for Mexican dishes
  • The Curry Pot for fine curries
  • Ella’s Elgin Farm Foods for rustic fare, such as vetkoek and jaffels
  • Pater Tom for hand roasted wood-fired coffee beans
  • Ground Central Coffee for home ground java (remains open throughout the week)
  • Sovinho for a selection of excellent Overberg wines
  • #Rollin for ice-cream and waffles on a stick
  • L-Gin for artisanal gin
  • Ruby Rose for jewellery
  • Vintage Salvage for second-hand clothing

Good to know There’s live music at the market throughout the weekend, and there’s a jungle gym and roundabout for children (which will soon be expanded to include climbing walls, a zipline and an area to hire for parties).

Where to find it Oak Avenue, Elgin


Friday - Sunday


Weekly on:
Friday, 4pm – Late
Saturday, 9am – Late
Sunday, 9am – 5pm


Entrance is free


021 204 1158


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 10 July 2018

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12 Responses to “A Weekend Market at the Art Deco-Themed Station in Elgin”

  1. Natasha Opperman

    I would love to win this prize!

  2. Roland Coté

    This is very interesting.

  3. Melanie Glenn

    how do one go about to put up a stall please advise

  4. Colleen Williams

    Where can one stay

  5. Syldrey

    Good day. Is it possible for one to be a vendor at the market, we would like to promote our brand of single-origin coffee if possible, thank you.

    • Michelle de Bruin

      Hi Syldrey,

      You are through to The Inside Guide (we have no affiliation with the market). You’d need to contact them directly to inquire about exhibiting. Their details are listed at the top of the page, but here it is again: info@elginrailwaymarket.co.za

      Good luck.

  6. Sharon Farrell

    We own a Guest House, Whaler’s Point in Kleinmond and would love to have some “pamphlets” to hand over to our guests and we are specifically also interested in the railway track…. from where to where and on what days.
    Many thanks Sharon Farrell, Whaler’s Point

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Sharon. Ceres Rail operates the steam trains that run from the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town to the Railway Market in Elgin, and back again. The scheduled dates may vary, but it’s usually twice a month on Saturdays. You can find out more information on their website http://www.ceresrail.co.za/, or by contacting them at 079 077 5332 / bookings@ceresrail.co.za.

  7. Sven

    Is this market every weekend?

  8. Sisi

    Will the market be open on the weekend of the 24th of August?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Sisi, the market will indeed be open on the weekend of the 24th August, and every weekend for the foreseeable future.