Elgin Railway Market
Elgin Railway Market
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Hilton Tait
Cape Town, South Africa475 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Was expecting more but it was a pleasant outing. Food choices were interesting and tasty as we shared different experiences from a few vendors.
Market stalls were limited and not much on offer.
Enjoyable live music.
Written 16 January 2024
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Katherine N
London, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The scenery and views on trip up to market was brilliant. The old train was cute and staff super helpful. The market itself other than food and drink has very few stalls and with over 2hrs there felt bit long but really enjoyed day out. The trip back was spot faster and all in all would highly recommend
Written 11 January 2024
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Lalie P
Kempton Park, South Africa11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
2/12/23 07h00 After hassle free check in and very excited to go on 🚂 train,the train didn't arrive.07h21 incident on their way to platform.08h22 waiting for incident assessment 09h04Transnet Team on site 11:26 Cancellation
Written 2 December 2023
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Nadia S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A lovely warm market, it was a chilly day, and the heaters were blazing. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. Many foods and snacks to choose from. There are a few stores on the upper level to browse around.
Written 24 September 2023
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Johnbrandow
Pretoria, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The train trip is to die for. This is a must-experience when you are in the Cape. The Market is an exceptional experience - Food out of the ordinary
Written 21 August 2023
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Dr N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Go to Elgin if you want to experience apartheid, like in the good old days. Racist Manager Roger suggested to my wife and young children to go and sit outside in the rain when he was asked about seating. Patrons also extremely racist. White patrons dont want you to sit at the same table as them. Elgin, where racism is alive and well.
Written 8 April 2023
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SusanneMunich
Munich519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There are a few craft stalls and more food stalls offering different types of cuisine, wine and beer. Live music, too. Perfect market to visit on a rainiy day as it is indoors.
Written 5 March 2023
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Tertius V
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Be open an ready to serve clients as per your operating hours.. You cannot open at 9 am and still not be ready to serve food (at some of the stalls) at 10am.. we went to 2 stalls and they were not ready, so we had to settle for overpriced food that we did not really want but was very hungry at this stage.. Don't think we will make the drive again
Written 4 February 2023
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knoesenm
Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Visiting the Elgin market serves two purposes. You get to travel a scenic route to step into a beautiful venue and then you get to pick between over w dozen vendors serving international and local foods. You will find bubble tea, gin, cider, raw juice. Then you can eat Asian, Middle Eastern, American, Indian, South Afrirican too.

It gets crowded, which makes for ordering and moving around a bit of a challenge. But, not alot beats a food market in an old railway station!
Written 13 December 2022
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Ida S
Pretoria, South Africa33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Stalls have a good variety of good quality items - jewelery, clothes, decor, etc.
Variety of food stalls with something for ever taste - good quality.
Variaty of liquor from different producers available.
Within easy reach from Gordonsbay/Stellenbosch area.
Written 23 October 2022
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