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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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Saturday picnic

Wow, where to start? I really didn't want to give this experience a bad review on the basis that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stuart T
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Trip to forget

Fathers day June 2017: We were a family group of 4 adults and three children looking forward to a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Beno V
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
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“steam train” (6 reviews)
“blue train” (2 reviews)
“steamers” (3 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 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Reviewed 4 October 2016

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

Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

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

Reviewed 27 June 2016

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

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

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

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