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Reef Steamers - Magaliesburg Express Train

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Address: Magaliesburg Express Train | Johannesburg Park Station, Platform 14, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
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+27 11 888 1154
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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nelspruit
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 vey old and you can google the number of your engine and find its history,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 pleasant. At Magaliesburg we were expecting to picnic as per the website however on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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. An employee arrived telling us that we need to sit in the wagon in which... More 

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Thank Robzaza
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 as it was when our parents traveled by train. Noisy near the engine and nice... More 

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Thank Wikus E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 we stopped on Magalies for more than two and a half hours for a picnic.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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 to the point of departure. We arrived promptly at 9am. My children had to endure... More 

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Thank Chantal R
Boksburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

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 this trip. Again elderly people struggled to walk and had to walk through the long... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

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 Park Station and found our way to platform 14. The station itself could have had... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

3 families, 4 kids under two. Train was delayed 2h at starting point, this caused further delays during the day. No refreshments trolley or dining cart on the train, due to delays water and hunger became a problem. Stop at Magaliesburg was cut short, poor choice at market and barely any shade on open piece of field. Delays on the... More 

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Thank Janke V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

its great to see the people that are running this train so dedicated to the service. one gets to see how dirty Johannesburg is, but dont let that put you off. its a great experience

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