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Reef Steamers - Magaliesburg Express Train

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Magaliesburg Express Train | Johannesburg Park Station, Platform 14, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
+27 11 888 1154
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An amazing experience

We had a wonderful day out in Susan the locomotive. We went to the Irene market which was great for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
juliechristy36
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South Africa
via mobile
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
CathyWoest
,
Alberton, South Africa
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible14%
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“steam train” (7 reviews)
“blue train” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Magaliesburg Express Train | Johannesburg Park Station, Platform 14, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
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+27 11 888 1154
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank juliechristy36
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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

3  Thank CathyWoest
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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

2  Thank Diana S
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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

Thank villagegirl2015
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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

Thank Warren F
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

What a great idea for a trip into the country for the day! Booking was easy, volunteers running the steamer are knowledgeable and educate passengers on the original train. We caught the train, as most people did, from Park Station which is located in a...More

Thank Jennifer196807
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Wow, where to start? I really didn't want to give this experience a bad review on the basis that the train and the associated service, is run by volunteers who are trying to keep a little bit of history going, and because I think PRASA...More

1  Thank Stuart T
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Fathers day June 2017: We were a family group of 4 adults and three children looking forward to a Father`s day outing. What a disappointment. The train is stationary for longer periods than actually steaming ahead, so it becomes very boring for children. There is...More

1  Thank Beno V
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

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

3  Thank JewellSA
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

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

3  Thank Jeanne H
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