Open Days at The Cherry Festival. Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November 2018.
November is Cherry Festival time in Ficksburg . To celebrate The Cherry Festival Sandstone will be holding Open Days on Friday 16th November and Saturday 17th November coinciding with this classic event.
Train rides from Hoekfontein to Vailima Siding will operate at 10h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00. Other attractions will be Ox Wagon rides and Military Vehicle rides while the famous Sandstone Heritage Collection will be open to view. Refreshments will be on sale with the Sandstone Shop open for memorabilia.
Entrance is R200 for adults and R125 for under 12’s which includes one train trip. Booking is essential and it will be a day not to be missed. Contact Leigh Sanders or Alina Halafu on 051 933 2235 or e mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Rabies Rally is an annual motorcycle event for professional people. This year their base was the Fouriesburg Country Inn and the rallyists visited Sandstone as part of the event over the last weekend. A good time was definitely had by all! The visitors enjoyed a tour of the Sandstone Collection, a steam train ride behind NG4 number 16 and an excellent lunch. Our pictures tell the story.

Some of the comments in the Visitors Book

“Groot waardering vir puik instandhouding”

“Fantastic Michael is great”

“Brilliant as usual! Even better” (Jan Smit)


“Wonderful experience”

“Amazing beyond”

Jan Smit from the organisers sent us the following thankyou mail.

Dear Leigh and Management of Sandstone Estates

We want to make use of this opportunity to thank you sincerely for receiving us and spoiling us at your venue on 3 March 2018.

We have received numerous positive feedback from all the riders and wish to thank you for the way in which you promote our wonderful province and our history, especially in respect of the steam trains.

We wish you all the best in future.

Kind regards

Jan Smit


Why not visit Sandstone for your next event or weekend away? Contact Leigh Sanders on 051 933 2235 or e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would love to host you!

















Sandstone from the air!

A recent visitor to Sandstone, Jono Fernandes, took these amazing aerial pictures of Sandstone and the Cosmos with his drone.

We know you will enjoy them.

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Something to brighten your day...

The video below has a real feel good factor which we wanted to share.

Stars of Sandstone: 30 March 2017 to 9 April 2017  


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It has been a good time for international press coverage of Sandstone's activities.

We have received an influx of articles appearing which covered various aspects of our heritage programme here in South Africa...