_: Today, Sunday 19 August 2012, Western Cape Minister for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, will embark on a journey from the centre of Cape Town to Simonstown – in a vintage coach pulled by a Class 24 steam loco.
The steam train, operated by Atlantic Rail (http://www.atlanticrail.co.za/), runs on a bi-monthly basis along its scenic route from Cape Town – through Muizenberg, False Bay, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Glencairn to Simonstown.
Minister Winde will use the opportunity to highlight the importance of heritage rail tourism in the Western Cape and of South Africans embracing domestic tourism opportunities.
There will be an opportunity for interviews and photographs.
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2012
Meeting Point: Atlantic Rail, 3 Old Marine Drive, Cape Town (see directions below)
GPS coordinates: 33°55’26.78″ S 18°25’52.56″ E
NB: Please note that there are limited seats available on this fully booked train. Please RSVP to reserve seat – first come, first served.
Directions (Atlantic Rail is not situated at the main train station):
Left at the robot from the N1 into Oswald Pirow
second robot RIGHT into Hertzog Boulevard
fFirst Left into Civic Avenue
left at the T junction into Old Marine Drive
immediately after going under the bridge, on your right hand side you will see the Train Lodge
we use the Train Lodge entrance as our entrance for the train.
From N2 onto Eastern Boulevard
take the Oswald Pirow Street exit from the eastern Boulevard
as you come to the first intersection (Robot) , you go straight over Oswald Pirow
you are then in Hertzog Boulevard and you turn left at the very first road (also a robot) into Civic Avenue
at the T junction you turn left into Old Marine Drive
just ahead of you is a bridge that you go under and immediately after that on your right hand side is the Train Lodge.
we use the Train Lodge as our entrance.