If you are looking for something different to do, why not join Atlantic Rail for a steam train ride on one of the day trips run by them?
The train consists of wooden bodied vintage coaches dating from 1922 to 1938. One of the coaches is a lounge car with a full cash bar service. The steam locomotive used, is a Class 24 steam loco built in 1949.
The train leaves Cape Town and travels between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. On the trip the railway line skirts the ocea as it travels through the quaint village of Kalk Bay, then snakes through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simonstown with a view of the naval dockyard. The view of the ocean across False Bay is spectacular.
At Simonstown visitors are free to roam the town or visit the beach for a picnic.
The train returns along the same route back to Cape Town.
NB: Visit their site to see when the next trip is, as booking is essential.
t: +27 21 556-1012(Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 14:00) e: email@example.com w: www.atlanticrail.co.za