The Ceres Railway Line offers a unique way for visitors to experience the Ceres valley whilst being immersed in 100 year old history.
Ceres is one of the biggest deciduous fruit producing areas in the Western Cape and features breath-taking scenery and various activities including cherry picking in summer and snowy visits in winter, and a plethora of indigenous fynbos in and around Ceres.
Having been originally built at the turn of the 20th century, starting in July 1910 and finishing in May 1912, part of Ceres Rail Company’s mission is to help preserve and promote South African Rail Heritage, which involves restoring and refurbishing old locomotives and coaches. The line is built using second hand material and the engineers responsible for the building work were Mr’s Heatlie, Warren and Bromley.
The Steam Train runs in various courses to different destinations. On weekends as per advertised dates, they offer a day trip to the Elgin Railway Market. A three hour train ride takes passengers to the market, with live music, various food and beverage stalls, as well as a wide selection of home grown wines.