Port Alfred Little Train
Train Co

Port Alfred Little Train
Old Port Alfred Train Station
From R80pp for a 45min ride
28 March to 1 April

Port Alfred Little Train

Take A Ride Down Memory Lane

Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April

The first steam train departed from Port Alfred station on 24 December 1883 and on 11 May 1993 a diesel locomotive departed for the last time from Port Alfred Station. 

Now, you can relive the nostalgia of days gone by and create new memories with your family. On Thursday, March 28th, and throughout the Easter weekend from 10 am for a 45-minute ride priced at R80 per person. But the adventure doesn’t end there! Experience the magic of bush sundowners every Saturday at 5 pm for R230, complete with 5-star snacks including hot sirloin/rump steak, hot cheese grillers, and more.

The Port Alfred mini train has been a months-long labour of love for two residents, Don Broedelet and Don Fryer, who have financed and overseen the cleaning up of the station precinct and the first stretch of the line. From the whistle, right down to the old gauges are all beautifully recreated in TrainCo’s diesel-motor-driven engine that pulls three comfortable, smartly painted carriages.

Step into a clean and tidy station with beautifully painted walls and a neat brick walkway alongside the tracks. Across the platform, you’ll find brick braais nestled on the lawn, inviting you to enjoy a classic South African braai or picnic after your ride.

While you’re there, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Kowie Museum, where train memorabilia and local history exhibits await. Enjoy an unforgettable journey through time and a celebration of Port Alfred’s heritage aboard the mini train! 

For more information about booking, please contact Don at 083 310 2004

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