Train Lodge - Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Cape Town Accommodation
Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Train Lodge

Cape Town, Cape Town Central - Accommodation

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Train Lodge in Cape Town

Train Lodge is situated in Cape Town and offers unique and affordable accommodation in ten vintage railway coaches. The coaches are original and fully revamped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Train Lodge is within close proximity of Cape Town station, including the My Citi bus terminal and the national touring bus terminal.

The accommodation is in two-and four-berth compartments where you can opt for a choice of single or double bed cabins. The bathroom facilities have been built behind and separately from the coaches, designed to be easily accessible and private. The locomotive bar and cocktail lounge areas are fitted with flat-screen TVs with DStv, a swimming pool and a braai area. Our pride and joy is our restaurant situated in one of the coaches, where you can experience our delicious food from our a la carte menu.

Our cigar lounge is a favourite part of our venue for parties and functions. It is open to the public from 10 am daily until late at night. The lounge has comfortable couches and a fireplace making it a cosy and relaxed environment, and we screen all major sport events. Our swimming pool area has bar facilities offering sundowners, and is ideal for groups of up to 65 people. We can arrange any tour, as well as transfers, transport bookings and travel advice.

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Facilities available at Train Lodge,Cape Town, Cape Town Central

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 25' 52.8" E / 33° 55' 27.4" S

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Driving to Train Lodge in Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 17 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight right0.4 km
4.Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd48 m
5.Continue straight0.1 km
6.Slight left onto Airport Approach Rd2.1 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N210.2 km
8.Keep right to continue on N24.3 km
9.Take the Oswald Pirow Street exit toward Heerengracht/N10.3 km
10.Continue onto Hertzog Blvd (signs for M60/N1/Paarl/Oswald Pirow Street/Heerengracht)0.2 km
11.Turn left onto Civic Ave0.1 km
12.Turn left onto Old Marine Dr
Destination will be on the right
0.2 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Train Lodge


The place is advertised as this beautiful train escape, only to find a dilapidated hole in the wall with no service delivery and attention to detail.. Firstly upon arrival the reception staff had no idea on what was going on even after providing them with a printed copy of the fully paid booking, they had us waiting for 30min. The lobby had a smell of dirty mop urine and only the fruit fly family hovering above the bar area could elaborate further. Walking to the room was dark and dingy with loose ends looking very tatty and run down.The room, wow lets just say those bedding items where dusty and smelt old and moist.Only thing I can say is that I would not wish this on anyone.. cant believe you would even advertise a place like this on your superb site..REALY CANT BELIEVE I SPENT MONEY ON THIS (could have rather slept under the bridge next door would have been more sanitary)Regards Tyrone Geduld

review by Tyrone Geduld

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Awesome place for events.

review by shane parsons

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it was nice l enjoyed myself and will be back soon

review by Nathan Tawomhera

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The service was was close to where i was,the people serving the were great.Mr Jean was great.

review by Lubanzi Zion

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Nice place, Very clean, neat and tidy just wish they had tv's and music in the rooms

review by gavilon basson

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This place is not in great shape, but probably value for money.

review by Chris Munnik

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had a lovely stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly from the time we arrived until we left.

review by Mfundiso Mxalisa

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Basic maintenance not done. Plugs and lights out of order. Drawers broken for a long time.

review by Ria Joubert

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I went to an event here and the venue was too small for the amount of people attending. If you do use this venue keep the number of people limited to ensure there's enough room for everyone.

review by Monesha Samuels

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I am not impressed at all. Condition shocking. Undesirable elements walking around freely. Big no.Definitely not recommended.

review by Sulaiman Fakir

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The rooms them self are in an old train.You go from a platform into your rooms.Great for backpakers on the move.A good experience

review by Vitumbiko Benjamin Kandawire

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Superior layout and worth itIf you in town and need quick accommodation give them a call

review by Michael Wiggill

"Run Away!"

We were looking forward to staying in what we thought would be an interesting train conversion. What we experienced was extremely run-down accommodation. Communal toilet door had no lock and the other toilet in our carriage had the seat ripped off and lying on the floor. The door to the outside shower (which only had cold water) was locked and nailed shut. We were told we could use the shower across the platform outside another carriage. No soap or paper towels in the toilets. The previous evening the hotel had hosted what the front-desk clerk told us was a "rave" involving about 450 people on the platform between the coaches. Broken bottles and cigarette butts littered the floor. At 2.00pm, when we checked in, it looked as if cleanup had just begun ... and never finished! The photograph representing the platform lounge is not accurate as the furniture (torn and dirty) was not fit to sit on. Apart from the bar, the entire operation was shoddy and well below second-rate. We would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

review by Frances Taylor, South Africa

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