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All Aboard!!

Channel the golden age of rail transport with a trip to the Robertson Wine Valley aboard ‘The Red Devil’.  A locomotive of The Ceres Rail Company, The Ceres Railway track was originally built at the turn of the 20th century—their mission is to help preserve and promote South African Rail Heritage.

This powerful red steam train will depart from the Royal Cape Yacht Club station, and chug along the undulating scenery that unfolds between Cape Town and Robertson gradually becoming more Karoo-like. Relax in the comfortable lounge cars, and enjoy hot beverages and savoury snacks from the Dining Car or head to the Bar Car for a classic G&T or ice cold beer while watching the views zip past.

You’ll be picked up at the station from where you’ll enjoy a weekend of bliss at The Robertson Small, before you depart once again on The Red Devil on Sunday after breakfast.

The Red Devil Rail Run & The Robertson Small Hotel

Full steam ahead for a whirlwind adventure: lose yourself in the romance of rail travel, while we take care of everything else.

Thursday 24th of May 2018


The Red Devil departs the Royal Cape Yacht Club station in Cape Town.


Meet and greet at Robertson Station and transfer to The Robertson Small Hotel


Check-in and leisure time

Friday 25th of May 2018


Full Continental and cooked breakfast

Saturday 26th of May 2018


Full Continental and cooked breakfast

Sunday 27th May 2018


Full Continental and cooked breakfast


Package Rates:

The Small Room:      

Single Occupancy – R 3 560.00

Double Occupancy – R 7 120.00

The Manor House Rooms:

Single Occupancy – R 5 350.00

Double Occupancy – R 7 800.00

Stable Suites:

Single Occupancy – R 6 280.00

Double Occupancy – R 9 040.00

Honeymoon Suite:

Single Occupancy – R 6 400.00

Double Occupancy – R 9 200.00

Pool Suites:

Single Occupancy – R 7 000.00

Double Occupancy – R 10 000.00

Included in the rates:

  • 1 x back and neck massage per person in our poolside Wellness Room
  • 1 x lunch at The Small Restaurant, one glass of wine included per person
  • Transfers to and from the station on check in and check out.

*Dinners for own account


The following dates are available for booking:

24th -26th May 2018


7th-9th June 2018


26th – 28th July 2018


30th August-1st September 2018




Booking Contact Details

Reservations Tel: 087 095 1145

Reservations Email:

Property Tel: 023 626 7200


Address: 58 Van Reenen Street, Robertson, 6705, South Africa

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