Live music – check. Good food – check. An 80-year-old steam train – double-check.
Elgin Railway Market is a feast for the senses. Located in the heart of “apple country,” otherwise known as Grabouw, this market is a great way to spend your Saturday or Sunday morning.
Nestled in an old apple warehouse that was originally built in the 1940s, the market can be described as a “ bustling steampunk, art deco” experience.
This market is an experience, alright. Enhancing the old station feel is an 80-year-old steam train that rolls past the market every weekend. The market is located next to an old railway track, so you can enjoy this roaring scene from the station’s platform or view its arrival from the Market’s leisure deck. Visitors have the chance to hop on the train and explore its interior. The steam train stays in the station until around 14:15, where it then heads back to Cape Town.
An old railway station and steam train aren’t the only things that this awesome market has to offer. Enjoy live music while you stroll and explore the countless stalls available. From artisan cheese to Dim Sum, Elgin market has a delicious option for everyone. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy too, including a jungle gym, roundabout and indoor and outdoor climbing walls!
Stalls we’d recommend you check out:
- L-Gin for artisanal gin cocktails
- J&J Sushi for rolls, wraps and sashimi
- BlueMing for lovingly curated treasures
Time: Saturdays and Sundays – 10am – 3pm
Location: R44 Strand Road, Stellenbosch
View this post on Instagram