Let History Transport You®

Following a rich history and continuing the work started by Cape Central Railways in 1893, to complete the railway from Worcester to Voor Bay, Mossel Bay, NCCR was the last privately owned railway line company continuing good working relationships with South African Railways (SAR) for 15 years.

NCCR wanders down the Breede River Valley through some of the richest agricultural regions of South Africa, bringing the breathtaking beauty of this area to travellers with luxury and enjoyment.

The Story

In 1893, NCCR proudly continued the work of Cape Central Railways to complete construction of the railway from Worcester to Voor Bay, Mossel Bay. On 25th July 1907, Mossel Bay was reached despite destruction from war, floods and other transportation challenges.

A Legend Reborn

In 2020, 127 years after the NCCR was formed, Derick du Toit reignited its legacy along the Breede River Valley to Mossel Bay.

Creating opportunities and cultivating potential in the region motivates NCCR to maintain momentum under extreme pressure; pressure and heat used to power a train that changed the trajectory of business in the region.

At NCCR we believe that the potential and vast beauty of the region remains untapped, and we proudly bring trains, people and the beauty of this area together.

“I LIKE TRAINS. I LIKE THEIR RHYTHM, AND I LIKE THE FREEDOM OF BEING SUSPENDED BETWEEN TWO PLACES, ALL ANXIETIES OF PURPOSE TAKEN CARE OF: FOR THIS MOMENT I KNOW WHERE I AM GOING.” -The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Schedule

Enjoy a relaxed steam hauled trip through the stunning vineyards and open veld of the Breede River and Langeberg Valley, both forming the Cape Central Valley.

Information

The Train runs every Saturday at 11h00.

Departures: Robertson Railway Station

R550 per person aged 12 and older
R300 per person aged 3 to 12 years old

Children under 3 travelling with a parent are free

With your Ticket, you will also receive 9 complementary wine tastings from local wineries including Robertson Winery and Bonnievale Wines and other guest wineries, hosted by La Verne Wine Boutique.

An onboard deli serving light meals by Spasie Trein Kombuis restaurant is available for purchase.

Photography

NCCR has the capacity to host large volume photographic charters. We successfully facilitated the 2023 FarRail tour of South Africa. We also have experience in assisting the film industry with scene selection, period correct consists and arranging trains for film shoots.

We proudly assisted in facilitating the filming of the railway scenes for the Paramount Series 1923.

Should you wish to join us on a photo charter or require assistance for an upcoming film shoot, please contact us.

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