What Is It?
Hop aboard Jozi’s very own steam train, named Susan, and take a trip to Heidelberg this June. Reefsteamers have recently introduced a new day tour – the Heidelberg Wanderer.
The 48km train journey takes you through breathtaking farmlands and countryside to the border of Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Steeped in history, Heidelberg lies at the foot of the Suikerbosrand, which once acted as a capital during the South African War.
Along the way you can enjoy a few treats from the on board food truck on Rails. They offer tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cool drinks, water, chips, sweets, chocolates, home made cupcakes and the famous Galaxy Fudge. Don’t forget to take home a token from your day out. the Reefsteamers memorabilia table has t-shirts, books, DVD’s, postcards and other goodies for you to remember your day forever.
The train should arrive in Heidelberg at 10:30. From the station you will take a pleasant 10-20 minute walk with water stops along the way. But, if you feel that you won’t make the walk, Reefsteamers will ensure you get a personalized shuttle to the Heidelberg Heritage Museum. Just be sure to mention it to them upon booking.
Once you have visited the museum, enjoy an amazing lunch at The Culinary Express which is housed within vintage train coaches from days gone by. Or, quench your thirst at the incredible Heidelberg Brewhouse with lots of local crafts to choose from. There is a lot for kids to do and enough shade for the whole family. Rest and relaxation is the order of the day, so be prepared to leave feeling at ease with the world.
Remember to make a restaurant reservation and a booking for a tour of the town to secure your spot. The train will depart Heidelberg at 15:30, and is expected to reach Johannesburg Park Station by 17:00.
When Is It?
Saturday, 8 June 2019 at 09:00 – 17:00.
Further booking dates can be viewed on the Reefsteamers website.
Where Is It?
The train departs from Johannesburg Park Station, A 41, Park Station, Rissik St, CBD, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R330 for adults and R275 for children aged 4-12. Children under the age of 4 board for free.
Alternatively, book a family ticket – 2 Adults and 2 Children over 4 years for R 1045.00.