The Outeniqua Power Van travels through six tunnels. On a rainy cloudy day there are numerous small waterfalls and travelling through the cuttings becomes a magical experience.
GEORGE NEWS - The Outeniqua Power Van - a small train that is registered as a passenger train - operates from the Outeniqua Transport Museum to the top of the rail pass in the Outeniqua Mountains.
It is a magnificent scenic outing with views of the coastline from George to Mossel Bay, the town of George, the passes - old Montagu Pass (a national monument), Outeniqua Pass and the old Cradock Pass that was used by the Voortrekkers - various species of fynbos including the King Protea, deep ravines and waterfalls.
The outing is two-and-a-half hours for a return trip, including a 30min stop at a picnic site overlooking the town of George. The vehicles used are small rail cars seating 24 people and is diesel driven. All groups are accompanied by a tour guide giving them information on the route, fynbos and other interesting facts.
For departure times, reservations and arrangements regarding prepayment, phone 082 490 5627 or e-mail email@example.com. Booking is essential and must be done well in advance, especially during the December season. Tariff: R120 for adults and R100 for children aged 3-15. Individuals, tour and corporate groups all make use of this unique rail experience.
For a picnic basket, light lunches or a group meal phone Barbara on 072 699 4180, at the Umfolosi diner and kiosk in the Transport Museum.
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