About us

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Winelands Light Railway first opened on the 14 December 2019 and is located on the R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch. One train ride lasts approximately 7 minutes and takes you on a 760m journey within our train park.

This picturesque journey can be enjoyed by the little ones and be appreciated by the older folk. Our park is specifically designed to create fun memories for parents and children by sharing an exclusive outdoor experience.

Jump onboard one of our trains at Park Station and experience a locally designed and built miniature railway. Steam trains will haul passengers between 11.00 – 15.00 on a Saturday and Sunday. Our two electric engines, Dozer and Fritz, will provide our guests with the same unlimited amount of fun when the steam trains are off duty.

Food and drinks

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Visitors are welcome to bring in their own picnic baskets and spend the day with us. We have beautiful, shaded lawns where families can unwind. Please do not forget to pack your picnic blankets and extra sunscreen!

Kindly note that no alcohol or braais/skottels are permitted. Our kiosk is open every operating day and will provide you with a variety of snacks and refreshments to choose from including coffee, milkshakes and slushies.

Operating days

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Operating times are between 09:00 – 17:00, with the last train ride departing at 16:30.

Operating dates are at the sole discretion of park management.

Closed on wet weather days.

 

WEEKENDS
Every Saturday and Sunday

2024 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
17 June, 09 August, 24 September, 16 & 26 December

UPCOMING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
15 June – 07 July 2024

Entry fees

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R70 per person: access to the park and one complimentary train ride.

R120 per person: access to the park and unlimited train rides.

R480 per person: annual pass.

 

A standard access fee of R70 per person will apply to non-riders.

Tickets and train rides are non-transferable.

Tickets are sold at the entrance of the park. Card facilities are available.

Please follow our Facebook page for important announcements.

Pet Friendly Park

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Why leave anyone at home when our park welcomes the whole family? Well socialised dogs are welcome to join in on the fun, including the train rides.

Don’t forget your leash (compulsory) and your poop bags (also compulsory).

Events

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Winelands Light Railway
Winelands Light Railway
Entrance Fee
Children’s birthday party

With our train rides entertaining your kids for hours on end, you will find
great pleasure in hosting a jubilant birthday party in Cape Town with us.

Gender reveal party

Our gender reveal parties have grown in popularity due to the exclusivity we have to offer. As the steam train comes puffing through the tunnel, you will either see pink or blue smoke as you exit. Gather all your friends and family and jump on-board for this special moment.

Baby shower | Kitchen tea

Our avenues of trees and lush green lawns is very inviting for exclusive memories to be made by hosting a baby shower or kitchen tea in our park.

Weekday school outing

We offer weekday bookings for school groups at R65pp (scholar / facilitator.) This includes two hours of free play, plus two rides per person on one of our electric engines. A minimum of 20 visitors is required. Booking is essential.

Weekday corporate events & family day

Our park is welcoming to family-friendly corporate events where children and adults can equally enjoy the day by sharing in a unique outdoor activity.

To find out how we can host your next event, please send us an email at info@winelandsrail.co.za.

Please read all the dos and don’ts of the park. This will help eliminate confusion or any upset on the day of your event.

Contact us

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R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch
(Diagonally across from Koelenhof Wine Cellar)