Stay in a restored train carriage, 150m from Pringle Bay main beach.

The early 1900s carriage, once the home of a local actress, is now a beach house sleeping up to 6 people. In the garden outside the main bedroom is a KolKol wood-fired hottub. The pristine main beach is a 3-minute walk away, with 1km of white sand for walking and swimming and a great view of the sunset over False Bay. Shops and several excellent restaurants are a 10-minute walk away.

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About the Space

The train features original teak shutters, train bunks, working basins, cabin doors, luggage racks, folding table and railway seating. Opening out from the original carriage is a large sunroom, equipped with a fireplace and window benches, where you can look out at the sea through the trees. Upstairs in the main carriage is a double bedroom, large bathroom, and bunk cabin.Downstairs is a bedroom with a double bed, another bunk cabin (accessed through the bedroom) and a smaller bathroom with shower. Upper bunks are not included in the total beds and used at own risk, as they are narrow and must be reached without a ladder. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water hidden away under the train.