Getaway Coaches

Getaway Coaches, situated in the peaceful Cullinan Conservancy, offers a unique experience of reliving the age-old tradition of sleeping in a train coach. Remember those childhood days you spent on a train, the days when that was the way you travelled to go visit your grandparents, or the days when you dropped your brother off at the train station before he went to the army. You can come and experience those nostalgic days at Getaway Coaches in the greater Cullinan Conservancy.

Getaway Coaches is situated at the old Van der Merwe Station. This was one of the stations on the route to Lourenco Marques, and legend has it that the Kruger millions was transported on this route and passed this station.

At Gateway Coaches you can get the feeling of life on the train. You can sleep in either first class where you have your own en-suite bathroom or in the second class, where the bathrooms are shared. At the same time, you can sit on the veranda and enjoy the view, have a meal in the dining coach or have a picnic on the lawns. All around you is the feeling of history and nostalgia.

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  • "Getaway Coaches"

    14 April 2014

    "Thank you for the experience. Such a lovely concept. Great staff!"

    Denise , South Africa
  • "Worst experience ever!"

    30 September 2013

    "We will never stay with Getaway coaches ever again! Got back from wedding to find a drunk guy passed out on our bed. Loud music was played until 3am, although we politely asked them to turn it down! Owner not answering cell phone. People vomiting next to the train. Horrible, unpleasant experience. Would not advise anyone to stay there ever."

    jeanika labuschagne, South Africa
  • "Magic"

    02 August 2013

    "Absolutely Magic- great accomodation in the suite, lovely hosts and good bar.We will be back soon!!"

    tony hunter, South Africa
  • "2nd Class a no go"

    08 July 2013

    "We booked well in advance, but were still only able to get a second class coach. This would have been fine if it was either the coach with the 2 single beds or the full double bed, but we weren't in luck - we got the coach with the 3/4 bed, without a corner, to cater for the door opening. This has to have been the worst nights sleep of my life.Quiet simply it's 1st Class of NO Class."

    Mark Van Diggelen, South Africa
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