Johannesburg’s steam train

Irene Steam Train

The Irene Steam Train departs at 10:00 from Rhodesfield and arrives at Irene at 10:50. The back way the train departs from Irene at 14:00 and arrives at about 15:00 at Rhodesfield

At Irene you will have the choice to explore different locations:

The Irene Farm,

Irene Village Market (Big Red Barn) !! No Cash accepted at the Big Red Barn !!

In order to arrange shuttle service from Irene  station when booking please, indicate which location you wish to visit. Upon arrival at Irene station, marked buses will shuttle you to the destination you have required (Bus Transfer is included in the Train Ticket Price). If you want to book seats and meals at the Destinations, please book via the Webpages of the Destinations.

Ticket prices 2018

Adults R280 / Children (4-12yrs) R230 / Family Special (2 Adults + 2 Children over 4) R850 / Children under 4yrs are free

Train Ticket Booking Form

Private Compartment: Seats 6 people (only 4 compartments available) Including welcome basket R2'400.00 / Without welcome basket R1'900.00 Private Coach hire: R35'000.00

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. 

The Reefsteamers "Irene Steam Train" usually runs with the following consist
1).  Six 'Day-Sitter' coaches.  These are laid out like a road going bus with 2 + 3 bench seating and full length baggage shelves.
2).  A bar coach with very comfy sofa type seats.
All coaches have toilets located at each end of the coach.
On our Steam Trains the booking assistant is also your friendly ticket agent and will help you to find your seats, if you need some help.  Our train trips are by bookings only - so please contact the booking office first to avoid disappointments,  No cash payment will be accepted on the train.
The tickets will be emailed two days before the trip.  Please make sure that you are on the platform latest by 09:40.

The ticket fees do not include refreshments, although the train includes a bar car for drinks and refreshments.
Toasted sandwiches, pancakes and muffins (when available), sweets, crisps and cool drinks are available from our kitchen car.

Please note that there is a no smoking policy on our train, which is in line with the Government's policy on smoking in public areas. Reefsteamers coaches are 'Right of Admission Reserved', thus we reserve the right to ask you to disembark at any point on the journey should you have not paid for the trip or be causing discomfort to other passengers due to unruly behaviour. Steam can be substituted by diesels as last resort when all steam traction is down because of unexpected failure or maintenance

Reefsteamers Terms and Conditions for any Booking