1991 - 14.12.2019

9.November 2019 Reefsteamers celebrates Susan 100 birthday

Its is not every day that you get to celebrate the 100th birthday of someone, and for those who know, centurions its always a very special occasion.

Reefsteamers operates Jozi’s only steam train and there is a 100th birthday to celebrate. We have been around since 1995 making sure the people of Jozi can still experience the thrill of a real steam engine.

Susan is a class 12AR locomotive and our very special lady who is having a birthday. She was built by the British and came to South Africa in 1919 to work on the coal mines in Witbank. Since her arrival, she has served the railways and public with distinction. Reefsteamers is the custodian of this class famous locomotive. She is now one of the oldest running steam locomotives in South Africa

On the November, Reefsteamers will be running a very special trip to Heidelberg to celebrate her birthday. The trip will start in Rhodesfield at 9:00 am with a naming ceremony. On arrival in Heidelberg, "Susan" will be met by various dignitaries who will welcome her with celebration.

Passengers can look forward to a fun-filled family party day at Heidelberg with jumping castles, face painting, food stalls, beer garden, and even a cake cutting.

To accompany Susan on this very special trip use our booking form. Tickets will cost R550.00 p.p and include a 3-course meal on arrival in Heidelberg.

As an NPC, Reefsteamers is dependent on ticket sales and sponsorships to ensure that we keep Jozi’s own steam train in great shape for the public to enjoy. So bring along the whole family and support Susan

Read the full story about Susan 12AR 1335

Ticket Prices:


R 550.00

Children aged 4-12

R 495.00

Children under the age of 4 (meal only)

R 220.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children over 4yrs)

R 1925.00

Price for a Private Compartment:

Seats 6 people - limited number of compartments available as per consist arrangement. 
  Pricing - including welcome basket R4,3200.00 / without welcome basket R3,820.00.

Susan's 100th Birthday Celebration event Booking


Boarding time at Rhodesfield PRASA Station


Departure from Rhodesfield


Estimated arrival at Heidelberg


Boarding time at Heidelberg


Departure from Heidelberg


Estimated arrival at Rhodesfield PRASA Station


The times shown for the trips are our scheduled times, however, should there be any delays caused by Transnet / PRASA or the track infrastructure, Reefsteamers is not liable for the delays.

Reefsteamers Terms and Conditions for any Booking
Please not: The Heidelberg Museum is not a Picnic Spot, the Culinary Express is a Restaurant and no food/beverages is allowed to brought with into the venue

Estimate arrival in Heidelberg at 12:15. Take a pleasant walk from the new to the old, The 10-15 min walk has watering points along the way. if you feel that you won't make the walk please let us know when booking and we will ensure you get a personalized shuttle to the museum.

Departure from Heidelberg at 15:30, as the sun starts to make her way down to the western horizon, we make our way back to the City of Gold. let the clickety-clack of the old rock you to sleep as you make your way back to the new. Estimated arrival at the Rhodesfield PRASA Station at 18:00, well within time to catch the Gautrain