Spectacular views all the way.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe

The famous Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, offering a three-hour journey between George and Knysna, is the last scheduled steam train service in the country. Departing from the Outeniqua Railway Museum in George, passengers enjoy breathtaking views of coastal scenery as the train winds along hills, through forests, along the coast and across rivers, lakes and lagoons.

The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe in action.
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe runs daily (excepting Sunday) between George and Knysna. The route of the Choo-Tjoe is from George, via Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Goukamma to Knysna and encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa in the heart of the Garden Route lake district. The section from Victoria Bay along the Cliffside and over the Kaaiman´s River viaduct to Wilderness is the highlight of the journey.

The railway line between George and Knysna was opened to traffic in 1928 and when built was regarded as one of the most expensive sections of line in the world - today it is rated the most beautiful.

In the summer months between mid August and mid May two trains are run each day giving a return service from both George and Knysna, the trains crossing at Sedgefield. In winter 9 mid May to mid August) only the George-Knysna return service is operated.

Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world can be seen on this train route.
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