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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train, South Africa

From series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
Year: 1928.

The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe railroad runs along the coast of the Western Cape in South Africa and is the most dangerous and spectacular in the country. The railroad was built in 1928 and links the towns of George and Knysna. The length of the line is 67 kilometres, however, a one-way journey lasts 3 hours. The first railway along the coast was actually constructed in 1908, but because of the serious accident that occured in a couple of days after its opening, the movement was suspended for the next 20 years.

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train, South Africa Nowadays, the Kaaimans Bridge is considered the most dangerous stretch of track. It literally hangs over the Indian ocean. The precarious railroad have fast gained popularity among tourists, as early as 1993, 115000 travellers used it, of whom 70% were the foreigners. Those travellers who gather enough courage to make the trip, will gain a whole range of unforgettable impressions.

They will go by train across the steep rocky coast, cross several high railway bridges and enjoy picturesque beaches from the height. In 2006, one part of the rail line was affected deeply by flooding. Fortunately, it has been restored at the earliest possible time and in 2008 the legendary Kaaimans bridge already served as place of filming a marketing video. Next - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


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Nearest airports:
 »  Mossel Bay Airport MZY - in 43 km
 »  Oudtshoorn Airport OUH - in 47 km
 »  Plettenberg Bay Airport PBZ - in 79 km
 »  Robertson Airport ROD - in 237 km
 »  Port Elizabeth Airport PLZ - in 289 km
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Fairview Historic Homestead

Located in 0 km from Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train
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Fairview Historic Homestead's bright, charming rooms have white linens and antique wood furniture. Each includes satellite TV and a coffee maker. … More: photo, rates and booking
Ballot's House Guest Lodge

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The rooms feature garden, pool or mountain views, a TV, wooden parquet floors and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms feature a … More: photo, rates and booking
Jamaed Court Holiday Flats

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Green Pastures Bed & Breakfast

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Decorated in a simple style, all rooms are carpeted and feature private entrances and en suite bathrooms. They are equipped with a TV and electric … More: photo, rates and booking

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