Do you have a penchant for steam trains and photography? Then head over to and book your spot on the first Veld to Berg Steam Photo Tour.

When three friends that enjoy the above sat sipping a cold beer following a day of photographing the narrow gauge steam action at Sandstone Estates the discussion about the recent lack of steam photo tours in South Africa cropped up.

Hours of preparation and auditing of rail service providers has paid off and the first tour will take place from 18 June 2016 to the 28 June 2016, encompassing steam operations in Gauging, on the Cullinan branch line, Sandstone Estates in the eastern Free State and Creighton in Natal. It may be mid-winter but this was a conscious decision taken with the cold mornings making for brilliant steam effects, crystal clear skies and pre-burning season scenery.

Cost of the trip is R39 990 including VAT and includes full board and meals, excluding dinners in Cullinan. All transport will be in a luxury tour bus, and accommodation is on a shared basis. Due to the remote location of some destinations, accommodation options are limited as to the amount of single rooms.

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