Outeniqua Power Van (OPV)

Outeniqua Power Van


Experience the beauty of the Outeniqua Mountains on a unique rail pass, one of the most scenic routes one can get.


Enjoy the forest, four passes, waterfalls, seven tunnels, Fynbos, Proteas, bird and animal life and the panoramic view from the picnic site. You will experience a unique rail trip with a magnificent, breathtaking Eco environment and interesting information.


OPV is a reliable service provider since February 1999 and operates per the Rail Safety Regulator guidelines. We can accommodate special groups (min. 20 pax) for special trips. Small groups can create their own, intimate atmosphere.

We operate throughout the year, Mondays to Saturdays. With the sunny winter climate, you can experience the beauty of the area during that time of the year. We offer enjoyment for young and old, individuals, families, corporate groups, locals and overseas tourists. On the upward jour­ney one passes through six little tun­nels, At times the pass is so nar­row that you think you are going to brush the rock face on either side! The rail­way passes through areas of forest and fyn­bos, includ­ing an abund­ance of king pro­teas, cul­min­at­ing in spec­tac­u­lar views at the summit. The return leg brings you back through the six tun­nels, with the cars trav­el­ling in reverse order, offer­ing pas­sen­gers an altern­ate view. About halfway down the pass we stop at a pic­nic site, to enjoy packed lunches and take in the sur­round­ing scenery.


The Powervan des­cends back into the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George, which houses an array of steam loco­mot­ives and car­riages from days gone by. Save some time either before or after the jour­ney, to explore the amaz­ing his­tory of travel in South Africa, includ­ing a fas­cin­at­ing photo gal­lery of steam trains at the Outeniqua Transport Museum.


Booking Information

  • Tariffs: Tariffs: R150 p/adult and R130p/child (3 to 15 years)
  • Tickets: Buy 30 min before departure
  • Duration: 2h 30 min. including a 30 min. picnic stop
  • Departure Times: Jan - Nov: 09h00/11h00 | Dec: 08h00/11h00/14h00 | Aug (off season) limited trips
  • Address: Outeniqua Transport Museum, 2 Mission Road, George, 6530
  • Facsimile: 044 801 8246
  • E-mail to: opv@mweb.co.za
  • Confirmation: of a booking will also be send via SMS 12h before departure.

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Booking Requirements

Advance booking is essential

Bring your own picnic basket

Your response will secure your booking

Trips are subject to sufficient support.

We do trips even if it rains.

Our off-season is in August - then we have less trips per week.