The city of Pretoria, located in the north of Gauteng, is not just South Africa�s parliamentary capital � it is also one of the country�s greatest cities. Steeped in a rich history and boasting picturesque scenery, Pretoria is a favourite amongst travellers not just because of its enviable location, but also because it is less hectic and congested than its neighbour city Johannesburg, which is just under an hour away by car.
While exploring Pretoria, there are numerous activities to enjoy including catching a train ride with the benevolent group Friends of the Rail. Friends of the Rail offers fun-filled and exciting steam train journeys for the entire family. With a plethora of lovely destinations to disembark upon the completion of your journey, the train ride is a relaxing and wonderful way to enjoy Pretoria�s beautiful surrounds as well as its very favourable weather. These train rides are also the ideal way to spend birthdays, anniversaries, or any special event, where the pleasant and helpful staff will make your time with them a memorable experience.
Friends of the Rail also features a museum which seeks to bridge the eras between South Africa�s old railway history and today�s version of modern technology in a real working railway environment. Friends of the Rail is a non-profit organisation consisting of willing volunteers who eagerly tackle any task in order to preserve the rich traditions of South Africa�s railway legacy. Taking a train ride with this group is not just a fantastic way to spend the day, but it is a terrific initiative to get behind and support.Where: Friends of the Rail Depot, Just off Van der Hoff Road, Hermanstadt North Pretoria.