Type: Train, sight-seeing
Time needed: 4 Hour(s) to 8 Hour(s)
Opening TimesTrain leaves George at 10 and arrives in Mossel Bay at 12. Departs from Mossel Bay at 2pm and arrives back in George at 4pm.
A journey on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe takes visitors through scenic lush green farmlands, over bridges and through tunnels for 52 kilometres between George and Mossel Bay. Sit back, relax and gaze out at the magnificent scenery as the beautiful steam train chugs along at a steady pace. The train previously ran from George along the coast as far as Knysna, but due to bad storms and mudslides in 2006 the route has been revised. The train departs from the Outeniqua Railway Museum which is filled to the brim with interesting locomotives, cars and other forms of transport. It is well worth arriving early to allow for plenty of time to explore the museum before boarding the Choo-Tjoe. The steam train is the last remaining continually operated steam train in Africa and a one way journey takes 2-hours. Guests can decide if they wish to travel one way only, or can opt for the full journey from George to Mossel Bay and back again. The train departs George at 10h00 and arrives in Mossel Bay at 12h00; departing Mossel Bay again at 14h15 which allows guests plenty of time to explore Mossel Bay and enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants.