Ffestiniog Travel is delighted to offer an escorted tour to South Africa in March 2017 that combines our expertise as a holiday provider and rail travel specialist – a tour that guarantees scenery, safari and steam! The tourist attractions along South Africa’s southern tip are well-documented and this tour includes visits to Cape Town’s famous landmarks, journeys along the Cape Peninsula and the chance to observe wonderful wildlife at first hand. But is the railway content as good as the tourist appeal? Tour leader Dave Kent, who will be escorting travellers to South Africa, gives a taste of what the rail enthusiast can expect from this tour, having travelled the same route previously and enjoyed the country’s many railway gems.

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{besps_c}0|Beira.jpg|Beira Railway engine at Sandstone - © Dave Kent{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Cape_Town.jpg|Cape Town - © Gilt-edge ZA{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Earth_moving.jpg|Stars of Sandstone 2015{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Fordson.jpg|Fordson Major tractor - © David Benn{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Harvard.jpg|Harvard Landing - © David Benn{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|image_19.jpg|Reaching for the Stars - © Rod Hering{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Mclaren.jpg|The mighty Mclaren traction engine - © Hannes Palling{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|NG4.jpg|NG4 Approaching Hoekfontein - © David Benn{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|NGG13.jpg|NGG13 No 49 on ballast train - © David Benn{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Pair_of_lions.jpg|Wild Africa - © Gilt-edge ZA{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sandstone.jpg|Sandstone{/besps_c}

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{besps_c}0|Sandstone_Heritage.jpg|Sandstone Heritage Trust{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sandstone_oxen.jpg|Sandstone's oxen are gearing up for 2017 - © Aidan McCarthy{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sanstone_122.jpg|Sandstone - © Rod Hering{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sanstone_131.jpg|Sandstone - © Rod Hering{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sanstone_139.jpg|Sandstone - © Rod Hering{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Sanstone_193.jpg|Sandstone - © Rod Hering{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Stars.jpg|Stars of Sandstone Estate - © Dave Kent{/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|Vialima.jpg|Vialima Vista - © David Benn{/besps_c}

To the railway aficionados who may be thinking of joining us on our South African Adventure, here are a few railway highlights that may make your decision just a little bit easier.

We encourage you to join us on this trip which we hope has something to interest and please everyone, the rail enthusiast and partners alike. It offers a wonderful glimpse of such a very varied country but will be an unforgettable “South African Adventure”.