Sandstone packages for active participants, their family and travelling companions

The Stars of Sandstone festival welcomes international visitors who wish to actively participate at Sandstone on the railway as well as other
vintage vehicles, traction engines and other heritage assets. If you would like to get involved and feel that you may have the required
qualifications and experience, you are welcome to make your interests known to the Sandstone team.

All participants must pay the Sandstone entry fee. You will also have to arrange accommodation, transport from Johannesburg airport and daily
transfers between your accommodation and Sandstone if required. You can arrange these yourself or use the special package managed by
Geoff’s Trains. The suggested accommodation is a guest house at the nearby town of Ficksburg, offering pleasant bed and breakfast rooms
for participants, family and friends.

Geoff’s Trains will provide a coach transfer between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport and your accommodation at Sandstone or Ficksburg,
leaving OR Tambo airport at 12h00 on 31 March, 01, 03 and 08 April 2019. Coaches will return to Johannesburg on 08, 12 and 15 April, during
your stay they will run a transfer service between Ficksburg and Sandstone, with a service to Sandstone timed to satisfy the early morning crew,
another just before sunrise and a third after breakfast, arriving at Sandstone in time for the start of the festival at 10h00.  In the afternoon, return
trips will run before and after dinner.

Subject to availability, your Ficksburg accommodation will be at Imperani Guest House. Imperani have single, double and four bed family units.
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These special prices and services are available to active participants, their family and travelling companions.

Prices for arrival after 31 March but with a departure before 15 April can be quoted on request.

The prices listed here may change at any time due to cost increases or foreign currency adjustments. Tours already booked will be controlled
by the Geoff's Trains Ltd booking conditions.

31 March to 15 April 2019
For accommodation at Ficksburg

US$  :         Per person sharing
US$  :         Single room supplement

Your package includes:
  • Your transfer from Johannesburg
  • Accommodation at Ficksburg for 15 nights, bed and breakfast
  • Entry to Sandstone for 11 days (09h00 to end of events). Visitors will attend Sandstone between 01 and 03 April at no extra cost as this
    is a training and certification period. The estate will not be open to family and accompanying friends on these dates unless they have
    been booked separately.
  • Daily return transfers between your accommodation and Sandstone
  • The services of the Geoff's Trains team

Your Package does not include:
  • Entry to the Festival before 09h00, except when on duty.
  • Entry to the Festival before 09h00 for accompanying family and friends.
  • Breakfast, other than at your accommodation.
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights

Coach transfers:
You will be allocated space in a coach that suits your needs. A schedule of coach departures will be posted on a notice board at the hospitality
hub and you will be able to discuss any issues or amendments with the Geoff's Trains team. The coaches will run to a timetable and it will be
your responsibility to ensure that you are on the correct coach in time for departure. There may be an extra charge for private transfers should
you miss your coach.

How to book:
If you have a question, ask us here. You are also welcome to phone Geoff on Mobile +44 (0)7752143657. UK office hours please.
If you know what you want to book, complete the on line booking for here. You will receive an invoice and be asked for a 10% deposit. You
can pay by card via Paypal (no commission) or by bank transfer.