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Something for the kids

Yes expect delays so you have to keep the little one busy until the train gets going. It's just a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bongekile M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cool experience on the Train itself

I love the old train and the experience, but the organisation around the travel was a nightmare... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Boksburg, South Africa
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Magaliesburg Express Train | Johannesburg Park Station, Platform 14, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes expect delays so you have to keep the little one busy until the train gets going. It's just a good experience for the children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bongekile M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, we waited for a platform to depart from and yes, we made a couple of long stops. Just keep in mind that this is not a scheduled train, there are renovations done on the station and it is run by volunteers. Once the steam...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yolaniv
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I do not recommend this train journey at all!! Train was over 1 hour late and on a different platform - yes I understand this was due to PRASA however plans should be made to combat this very common issue of departing late. We only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Utterly disgusting. Waited for an hour. Rushed to another platform. Only got to Krugersdorp and was told they have n breakdown. Will send busses. Busses were in terrible state. We eventually took taxi back to town. Prices very expenses.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kleinkie E
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I have never been so disappointed with an outing in my life! Train arrived an hour late. Then we were all rushed off to another dodgy playform on the other end of park station. We only made it to krugersdorp station. Waited an hour there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out in Susan the locomotive. We went to the Irene market which was great for lunch. We had so much fun and it is an initiative that should be supported.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank juliechristy36
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I love the old train and the experience, but the organisation around the travel was a nightmare. When we got to the station, the lights were out and we had to walk around in the dark and were told to stay close to each other...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank CathyWoest
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A wonderful days activity for the entire family. Ride the train to and from Magaliesburg whilst listening to the sounds of the steam engine chuffing her way along the rails. Suitable for Kids and Adults boys and girls. A great way to enjoy time together...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank DianaS1032
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We dressed up having booked on the steam train and everything was going smoothly...checked in...friendly elderly volunteers, but train delayed and we had to change platform to the dodgy part of Park station, told to stick together or we would be mugged...platform 4 was in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank villagegirl2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Firstly the actual volunteers and the train are great, it's everything to do with South Africa that puts a dampener on this. Firstly the train was delayed by an hour, secondly we were moved to a platform that was completely dark and all the kids...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Kleinkie E |
Don't ever make a booking on that train. Utterly disgusted!!!