CapeTownMagazine.com

From Zip Lining To Mountain Bike Trails Discover More at ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

From Zip Lining To Mountain Bike Trails Discover More at The Elgin Railway Market

Spot a steam train, zip line or take advantage of the mountain bike trails surrounding the new Elgin Railway Market

The Elgin Railway Market made its grand opening on Youth Day and there was a widespread of fun things to do at this market. The market is located on the  the side of the Elgin train station, where you occasionally spot trains loading up, zipping past or changing tracks.

There is an adventurous element to this market that sets it apart. Activities such as hiking and mountain biking trails as well as zip lining surround the marketplace. If you’ve chosen to get your adrenaline-filled morning workout here, rest assured that there are new shower facilities so adventurists don’t miss a beat of the full market day. At a fee, you will get a towel and shower essentials; and it may be comforting to know that there are no water restrictions in the Elgin area

This old industrial field has evolved into a cultural hub with lots of life and activity. The stalls at the market have a variety of local favourites, from boerekos, Mexican food, low-carb options for the carb-conscious and homemade desserts as well as fresh produce to take home. The stalls offer an array of goodies to indulge in, from ice-cream to the Central Coffee Roastery (in-house coffee roastery), and there is live entertainment every week.

Tip: The market is family- and wheelchair-friendly. You can drop the kids off at the children’s areas where childminders will keep them entertained with various activities including a mini zip line, leaving you free to explore the rest of the market.

Note: The steam trains don’t run by too often, but when they do it is a special occasion that sees everyone light up with excitement. The Ceres Railway Company operates the steam trains with ad hoc trips passing through the market. In the near future, a lever will be available for the public to help change the train tracks, bringing out your inner Iron Man.

The Bill: Breakdown of menu offerings with prices |Breakfast: R30–R60 | Lunch: R80–R120  

Opening Times: Saturday: 9am–10pm Sunday: 9am–6pm

Elgin Railway | Oak Avenue | Grabouw | oscarsinjin@elginrailwaymarket.co.za | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 204 1158

---

By: Buhle Lindwa

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:

#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city.  We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.

Read more about The Ceres Steam Train. Or travel the forgotten Route with this Train Tour to Matjiesfontein. Explore the zip line adventure awaits under an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

We also have a list of markets worth exploring, from the V & A food market, the Bay Harbour market, the Parskuip market in Paarl as well as 12 unexpected markets.

DISCOVER OTHER EXCITING NEW SPOTS IN THE CITY: When it comes to fun things to do for kids, South Africa's first indoor mega play ark for kids of all ages is now open. If you like trying new things, check out this new restaurant Tomo. For an unusual way to get to the Elgin Railway Market have a ride on this steam train.

STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION

South Africa's First Indoor Mega Play Park for Kids of All Ages is Now Open. 

Ever Tasted Japanese Braai? Check Out New Restaurant Tomo.

---

Fridays for the whole family at The Fort Food Truck Market.

Treat the family to spectacular Sunday spitbraai funday at Old Mac Daddy

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City

Cape Town Events Calendar
December 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Benguela_Lakeside3Slow Sunday Lunch on the Banks of the ...

A relaxed four-course meal, live music and dancing under the umbrellas in Sedgefield

Comedyclub_new12Half-Price Sunday Special at Cape Town ...

Experience Cape Town’s funniest comedians (for less on Sundays) at the Waterfront’s ...

ReconciliationDay2018_SGTpepper1Go Long This Reconciliation Day Weekend

Recognise the past, celebrate the future and make the most of the long Day of ...

GoldFish_Shimmy2018_2GoldFish Live: Full Summer Concert ...

Plus: WATCH 4 videos to get you in the mood for Goldfish’s Submerged Summer residency ...

LaParada22End The Weekend Right: Sunday Funday ...

Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday ...

Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

tigger_too_sunset_cruiseNEW: Weekly Sunday Sunset Cruises from ...

Live DJ, sundowner cocktails, dinner on this luxury sunset cruise from the V&A Waterfront ...

Cape Town Natural Hair Fest 2Love Your Natural Locks At The 3rd ...

Shop your favourite hair, beauty, fashion brands and more

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

Gipsy Kings at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach 2Dinner With The Gipsy Kings At Grand ...

The iconic flamenco band hits Cape Town shores for one hell of a show

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

mcqpIt’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is ...

Hunky mechanics, sassy drag queens, muscle cars, sexy pit stop girls and lots of burning ...

surfarosaSunday Braai And Show At Surfarosa

Bring and braai and watch hardcore bands for free on Sunday (Monday is a public holiday)

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

my_gourmet_marketHalaal Heaven At My Gourmet Market

With food varying from sweet to savoury, gluten-free to vegan, and traditional to modern, ...

Old Mac Daddy Spitbraai SundaySomething for the Weekend: Family ...

A scenic road trip with spitbraai and loads of fun family activities at Old Mac Daddy

we_house_sundays_rhebokskloofWe House Sundays at Rhebokskloof Wine ...

A one-day outdoor electronic music festival experience

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Galileo_family1Summer Holiday Movie Fun For The Kids

ET, Arthur Christmas and Hop are all part of the line-up!

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

kiff kombi craft beer Craft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Here’s how to experience the best in Cape Town’s craft beer scene and get 15% off ...

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2018Line-Up Kirstenbosch Summer Concert ...

Just confirmed: DJ Bonobo. Plus: From Boney M to Mafikizolo – from Fokof to Goldfish ...

thali thaliThe Famous Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali ...

Cap off the weekend with a hearty, affordable spread at this family-friendly West Coast ...

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

Bugz Playpark in Cape TownMake Sunday Funday For The Whole Family ...

End the weekend on a high note with fun rides, educational play and something for ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

V&A Food Market 3Free Live Music and Affordable ...

With 42 artisanal street food vendors and retail products and free live music every ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Shimmy Beach ClubFamily Fun at Shimmy Beach Club Cape ...

Infinity pools, jacuzzis, a man-made beach and a kid’s corner, all in one location

Kirstenbosch Christmas CarolsSing Along At Cape Town’s Historic ...

Tis the season for carols...

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Canal Walk Ice Slide World 6Cool For The Summer At Canal Walk’s ...

A world of frozen fun this festive season

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 4Enjoy a Burger and Beer Combo On Sunday ...

This iconic Observatory restaurant offers a special Sunday burger deal that comes with a ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.