Cape Town is a beautiful part of South Africa and there are plenty of ways to get around while you’re here. One of the most unique ways of exploring the coastline is to take a steam train from Cape Town to Simon’s Town.
Atlantic Rail offers regular day trips around the peninsula from Cape Town to Simon’s Town and back. The duration of the trip is approximately 6 hours.
This scenic route starts with the train leaving Cape Town (Train Lodge), travelling between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenberg. From there on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is magnificent. The railway line follows the coastline as it travels through the quaint villages of St James and Kalk Bay, then winds through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simon’s Town with a view of the naval dockyard.
Passengers are free to explore Simon’s Town, stroll to the beach or have a bite to eat at the many cafes and restaurants. The train then returns along the same route back to Cape Town.
R325 per adult
R250 for children under 13
under 3 years FREE (no seating for under 3’s)
10:15 Departing from Monument Station (train Lodge)
11:30 Arriving at Simon’s Town
15:00 Departing from Simon’s Town
16:15 Arriving at Monument Station