Elgin Railway Market – Elgin, Overberg, Western Cape


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Steam Train to Elgin


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The Elgin Railway Market is within an old apple warehouse converted into a bustling Steampunk, Art Deco market boasting local food and craft vendors, live music and is the gateway to the beautiful Elgin Valley.

The original building was built in the 1940’s by Italian POW’s. The concrete tapered columns and curved box gutters bear testimony to the skill of those bygone craftsmen. It has been extensively renovated into a showpiece well worth a visit.

The Ceres Rail company with their stable of 80 year old steam trains operate a Cape Town to Elgin weekend return trip. The trains arrival is a must-see for children (and adults) as they roar in with thunderous whistling, puffing and hooting. Visitors to the market can greet the train on the station platform or view its arrival from the Market’s leisure deck overlooking the railway platform.

Market trading hours

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Mondays – Fridays
Steam Coffee Shop: 08h30–16h00

Limited selection food vendors: 16h00–20h30
Bar – Beer and Wine: 16h00–20h30

Limited selection food vendors: 16h00–20h30
Bar – Beer and Wine: 16h00–20h30

Full Market: 09h00–16h00

Full Market: 09h00–16h00


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Once in the venue, market visitors can choose from food vendors purveying everything from fragrant curries, Mediterranean cuisine, healthy Vegan salads, spicy chicken, Neapolitan pizza’s, ribs and burgers, exotic Dim Sum, delicious fresh juices, tasty biltong, and fresh Thai, to stalls offering Strictly Halaal and Halaal Friendly food as well as Vegan and Gluten Free options.

Sweets treats are abundant, including home-made fudge, ice-cream, handmade chocolate, and to finish off, a great selection of cakes. The bar serves local wines, beer and cider. L-Gin, from Elgin artisanal gin bar serves up local craft gins.

Steam Coffee serves home ground brews whilst the wine shop, stocks excellent Elgin and Bot River wines.

A variety of retail offerings can be found on the mezzanine and ground floors with exceptional jewellery, genuine leather goods, vellies in abundance, CBD oils and edibles, Himalayan salts and lamps, kids toys and clothes, ladies apparel and skin care, men’s gifting and grooming, braai tools and equipment, and then a rummage in the salvage shop.

We are constantly re-imagining our market to ensure that we offer visitors a fresh and exciting experience so if you have any artisanal products or make delicious food or craft beverages, please get in touch with us. If you have fallen in love with our fans, benches or rocket stove fireplaces and wish to own a stylish piece of wood and steel, please email roger@penten.co.za

Contact us

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Oak Avenue, Elgin, 7180


+27 (0)21 204 1158


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