Have a little trip on Cape Town's only miniature train with a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island.
Riding the Blue Train is a fun activity for children from one year old and up. Have a little trip on Cape Town’s only miniature train with a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island.
Train tickets are R 10 per person a ride. Proceeds generate funds for the Rotary Club of Sea Point’s projects, so this is not only fun, but good causes benefit as well. You can also spend quality time in the upgraded safe park, playing on a climbing rock, a jumping castle or the jungle gym as well as ride on our new tricycle track. Group bookings for rides are available. A nominal fee is charged for children to use the park facilities. This is also a great place to celebrate a birthday.
Dr Tony Davidson of the Sea Point Rotary Club tells us more:
The Blue Train has been an icon for 50 years on the Mouille Point Promenade.
The Rotary Club of Sea Point took over the management of the train and park in February 2008. We have invested a substantial amount in repairing the engine and improving the surroundings. The fence is being painted, the grass has been irrigated and cut, and although there is room for much more work, the Blue Train area is a much happier place for kids to let their imaginations fly, it’s a great place to play and have fun. We have paved an area which will soon be turned in to a tea garden.
The park has been upgraded. Our Club decided to take on this venture for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we believe that the train has brought a great deal of joy and fun to the children of Cape Town for a number of generations, and it would be sad to see it disappear. We have achieved this objective. The train runs every day, weather permitting (and the odd day off for maintenance).
Secondly, we believe it will generate a reasonable profit after expenses, which will help fund our worthy projects across the City. Major beneficiaries include Includid Homes for mentally challenged adults in Maitland, and Ilitha Crèche in Khayelitsha.
R 10 per ride per person
On weekends and public holidays: R10 per child for the use of the tricycle track, the jumping castle, the climbing rock, the jungle gym and the ball park.