Riding Back in Time

There are a number of ways to revisit days gone by in the Mother City, from heritage sites to museums.  Another way is to catch a steam locamotive pulling vintage coaches, which runs between Cape Town and Simonstown roughly twice a month.

The route is incredibly scenic, as Atlantic Rail’s Jenny, built in 1949, chuggs along the rugged False Bay coastline, passing several picturesque coves and beaches and through the ecclectic fishing village of Kalk Bay, then Fish Hoek and Glencairn, coming to a stop in the naval town of Simonstown.  Commuters spend the day in Simonstown before hopping back on board for the return journey.


Passing by the Fish Hoek catwalk.


Building up steam in Simonstown




Through Clovelly on the way to Kalk Bay


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