1991 - 14.12.2019

The Heidelberg Wanderer

Reefsteamers welcomes you on board the NEW Heidelberg Wanderer. Take Jozi's own steam train to one of South Africa's most interesting towns. Steeped in history, this town, at the foot of the Suikerbosrand, once acted as a capital during the Anglo Boer War

The 48 km journey takes you through breathtaking farmlands and countryside to the border of Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

Our food truck on Rails offers tea, coffee, hot Chocolate, cool drinks, water, chips, sweets, chocolates, home made cupcakes and the famous Galaxy Fudge.

Don't forget to take home a token from your day out, our memorabilia table has t-shirts, books, DVD's, postcards and other goodies for you to remember your day forever

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


Heidelberg Newspaper steam train article

The Heidelberg Wanderer Dates 2019:

01. February 2020

29. February 2020

16. May 2020

13. June 2020

27. June 2020

15. August 2020

26. September 2020

31. October 2020

20. November 2020

28. November 2020

Heidelberg Wanderer Booking Form

Ticket prices 2019/2020:


R 330.00

Children aged 4-12

R 275.00

Children under the age of 4


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

R 1045.00

Ticket discounts 2019/2020:

20-50 Pax

5% discount

50+ Pax

10% discount

Price for a Private Compartment:

Seats 6 people - limited number of compartments available as per consist arrangement. 
  Pricing - including welcome basket R3,000.00 / without welcome basket R2,500.00.

Book a whole coach for up to 72 passengers:

Whole coach – R35,000-00

Heidelberg Wanderer Booking Form

Train schedule:

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

The Heidelberg Heritage Museum:

The spectacularly restored original old Heidelberg railway station, will simply blow your mind. Enjoy amazing food at The Culinary Express that is housed in vintage train coaches from days gone by: The Culinary Menu. Quench your thirst at the incredible Heidelberg Brewhouse with lots of local craft to choose from. There is a lot for kids to do and enough shade for the family. Rest and relaxation is the order of the day.

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


To make a restaurant reservation and a booking for a tour of the town to learn more about the history of the town established in 1866.

You have more questions? Please read our FAQ

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

Parking is available at the Rhodesfield station: Gautrain Parking is R23.00 for 24Hours  

swipe your contactless cards at the Parking entrance and exit to pay the parking fee