Sandstone opens its doors for the Cherry Festival

The annual Cherry Festival takes place in Ficksburg from Thursday 19th November to Saturday 21st November 2015 and Sandstone will be offering steam train rides and walking tours of the Sandstone collection of steam locomotives, vintage tractors, military vehicles, classic cars and trucks and traction engines over the three days of the festival.

Please note, booking is essential!

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Sandstone’s NG 4 locomotive built in 1913 will be in action at the Cherry Festival


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Our Waterloo Boy tractor, the forerunner of the John Deere range of tractors

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The 2ft Narrow gauge locomotive depot

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The military vehicle display

Light refreshments will be available in the Waenhuis restaurant.


Cherry Festival Walking Tours and Steam Train Rides. Times and prices.

Steam Train Rides:

Thursday 19th November. 12h00 & 14h00

Friday 20th November 10h00, 12h00, 14h00, 16h00.

Saturday 21st November 10h00, 12h00, 14h00.

Fares: Adults R100.00, Children under 10 R50.00. Prices inclusive of VAT.

Walking Tours:

Times on application.

Prices:R190-00 inclusive of VAT per person for the first two people

R125-00 inclusive of VAT per person thereafter

R60-00 inclusive of VAT per child (under 10 years)

For further details and bookings call 051 933 2235 / 079 327 7649