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I wanted something different! Instead of paying thousands of rand for a wedding venue we decided to give my guests an experience they would not easily forget. We choose a trip on a steam train, the Reef Steamers steam train to Magaliesburg. What a memorable...More
Really peeps, if you expect 5 star quality go book the Blue Train. This trip is a forgotten era Steam train with day seating coaches. No fancy stuff but a great throwback to a time when all was just a little slower, a little less...More
the people running these trains are all steam enthusiasts, they are there to keep what few heritage steam engines left, running for the public.
we booked a cabin for 6, a little confusion but everyone extremely helpful and off we went. our steam engine was...More
Although we were expecting a steam locomotive as this was the appeal for which we booked for the trip, on the day we realized that it is a diesel locomotive. Not as advertised and no communication about this. Left quite disappointed.
The ride itself was...More
We booked for a part of 7 people as one of us was celebrating a birthday. On arrival at the train we found the wagon in which were were booked to be completely full. We proceeded to the next wagon and found some open seats....More
Departing from Park Station in Central Jhb need not be daunting. It was easy enough to find the platform and plenty of police and security. Th hobby engineers are very friendly in showing people he locomotive and answering all questions. The "sitter" compartments are exactly...More
Went on the train as part of a wine tasting experience through Boucheron wines. What an unforgettable experience! Departed from Park Station, with one stop on Krugersdorp Station before arriving at Magaliesburg. All the stations were clean and I always felt safe. On our trip...More
The departure was set at 9.45. The train arrived at 11am. We departed then a few kilometres on the journey we stopped due to railway works ahead. We stopped and were stuck in the train until 12.35. The train turned around for us to return...More
Actual train experience excellent. The picnic area disgusting. Going to the picnic area from the platform not a walking path for old people. The actual picnic area that was not covered in long grass was not enough for the amount of people that went on...More
My wife and I took her parents on the Magalliesberg trip on 21st March.
The booking process was smooth as we had to make a few changes to our booking due to some unforeseen circumstances over December and January.
We arrived at approximately 8am at...More