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Earlier departure time! Due to construction work, our Cullinan "Diamond Express" trains will depart from Hermanstad at 08:00 (instead of 08:30) until further notice. Please be at our station to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to this.

On-Line Reservation Request

Cullinan and Rayton

Sales phone 012-767-7913 (+27-12-767-7913). Cellphone 082-098-6186 (+27-82-098-6186). All calls charged at standard rates. Please contact our sales office directly for "one-way" (single) bookings and for charter or large corporate group bookings.

    NOTICE: We Regret all remaining 2014 trains are FULLY BOOKED.
    Sunday 14 and Tuesday 16 December 2014.
    We advise that both of these trains are very close to being fully booked. To prevent overbooking, we have closed our online bookings. Please call our sales office at 012-767-7913 or 082-098-6186 (office hours only!) or email us at if you wish to be put on a waiting list for either of these trains. These two trains also mark the end of our excursion programme for 2014. Watch this space for our 2015 programme.

    Early departure: Please note that, due to major construction work on the railway line, the departure time from Hermanstad for our Cullinan trains has been advanced by 30 minutes to 08:00 sharp. Please be on-time. Aim to be at Hermanstad to check-in at least 30 minutes before departure (that is by 07:30). We cannot wait for late or lost passengers and no refunds will be issued for such missed journeys.

    Thank you for supporting Friends of the Rail and the preservation of Heritage Railways in South Africa.