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About Train Lodge

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.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 53
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please have a valid ID or passport and proof of payment on arrival. Non smoking rooms.No pets allowed.

Please note that the triple and quad rooms operate on a sliding-scale.

Train Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Train Lodge

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Tyrone Geduld
15 November 2018

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...
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Frances Taylor, South Africa
13 August 2014

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...
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Train Lodge is 1.4km from the centre of Cape Town City Centre , the nearest airport 19.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling