The trip takes about four hours, with the train winding its way up Sir Lowry's Pass before descending into Grabouw and the valley below, best known for its green tapestry of apple and pear orchards.
Passengers aboard the Class 19 D steam locomotive – affectionately known as Dolly – will have around three hours to explore the Elgin Railway Market. The market hosts a variety of food stalls and retail booths, selling jewellery, genuine leather goods, and even bespoke braai tools. There's a bar that serves local wines, beer, and cider and a wine shop stocked with Elgin and Bot River wines.
Regular trips will resume every Saturday and Sunday.
See TAKE A LOOK | The steam train between Cape Town and Elgin is back at the end of the month
The steam train route between Cape Town and Elgin returns on 28 November.