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The charming Victorian-inspired town of Alicedale is one of the Eastern Cape’s most famous enclaves as it was the Central Railway Junction for all rail transport in South Africa up until the 1990s. Today, you can still board one of its classic steam trains from the newly refurbished train station at Grahamstown and enjoy a journey of a different kind.
Meander past some of the very best scenery in the country and sweep through an eclectic array of the Eastern Cape’s top attractions all from the comfort of your train seat. This train sojourn en-route to Alicedale passes through a game reserve, which is a real treat as passengers can enjoy game viewing in a unique way; the train ride also journeys through an historical tunnel and past landscapes of dazzling rock strata, which definitely rivet all who see them. One of the more entertaining stops during this train ride though is the one... Show more