Southern African Rail & Steam Tours
Take the steam train and enjoy the old and relaxing way of travel

Freestate Wanderer 2018 overview

8 Day Steam Safari 31. March - 07. April 2018 . Every steam operated day we will have different photo-stops and run-pasts.

We will use the following steam locomotive classes during this tour: 25NC 3437 / 15F 3046 / 12AR 1535

Day 1: Our train departs in the early morning in direction Freestate. We arrive in the early evening in Kimberley. Day 2: Today we visit the Kimberley Big Hole Museum and the old steam Yard in Beaconsfield. Enjoy a night photo shoot at the Kimberley steam base of Steamnet 2000.  Day 3: Before sunrise we start our journey in direction Bloemfontein.  Day 4: Today we are travel the section from Bloemfontein to Modderpoort, a beautiful landscape following each side of the track Day 5: Intensive photo and video session in the early morning at Modderpoort, later we head to Ficksburg. After we arrived in Ficksburg and the engines where serviced we will visit the Sandstone Estates. This night we stay over in Ficksburg or Kommando- / Generaalsnek. Day 6: A visit of Lesotho is planned today, enjoy a scenic excursion up to the impressive Katse Dam.  Day 7: Today we travel with our hotel train from Ficksburg to Bethlehem, different photo stops to be expected  Day 8: Unfortunately already the last tour train! Early morning departure from Bethlehem to Germiston, we will arrive on the late afternoon; You are welcome to take some photos while we stop along for the engine service and enjoy the possibility of taking photos at the steam depot during we clean the fire for the night storage.

Ticket Prices:

Gold Class Double Compartment   

Rand 77'350 per Person

Silver Class Single Compartment

Rand 71'150 per Person

Silver Class Double Compartment single occupation

Rand 92'800 per Person

Silver Class Double Compartment

Rand 68'100 per  Person

Economy Class Single Compartment

Rand 63'000 per Person

Economy Class 4 Berth Compartment 2 passengers

Rand 62'800 per Person

Economy Class 4 Berth Compartment 3 passengers

Rand 61'300 per Person

Economy Class 4 Berth Compartment 4 passengers

Rand 58'700 per Person


Included in the Ticket Prices:

All nights and accommodation on the train / 8 days tour / 7 nights on the train / 6 days steam traction / all meals / 2 bottle mineral water per night / fruit buffet, tea and coffee, 24hours self service / house keeping / Sandstone visit / excursion at Bethlehem / 24 hours on board security / 24 hours medical service, all excursions


Additional Elements and Prices:


Overnight stay day before Tour start, including a Braai ( South African BBQ) for dinner     

Rand 250 per Person

One additional overnight stay at the end of the Tour including dinner     

Rand 250 per Person