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HAUNTED TRAIN GHOST DINNERS (Heidelberg, Gauteng)


IMPORTANT: The 3 Acts below are very different to the 3 Acts of the "Historic Hotel Ghost Dinner" in Johannesburg



This is event runs rarely due to the owner having to run the Mystery Ghost "Tours" in 8 cities around SA.


Sells out quickly (only 48 seats), where several people tend to book many friends, family and even workmates, to join them.


We also run Private events for a min of 20 persons and max of 48 persons (see below).


Discount Accommodation available if you want to stay over (see below).


Please do not confuse these Dinners with the 'Mystery Ghost Tours', which also run in Heidelberg and 7 other cities.




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VENUE: Heidelberg (Gauteng) olde Victorian Train Station, about 30 km from Johannesburg (with discount stay over option). Part of the production takes place in 2 vintage dining cars (coaches) which are precious museum pieces and are not allowed to move (we are lucky to use them). But you won't know that there is no movement, because we add effects as if the train is moving to different station stops. The 'station stop' parts of the production take place in the dark & eerie station hall.



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ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:


This is a unique production, where people travel from afar due to its popularity. You will be served a 5-star, 3-course meal, on 2 vintage museum-piece dining cars. The dinner is interpersed with the 3 Acts below, where you will be entertained by the inimitable owner of the long-running SA's Mystery Ghost Tours, Mark Rose-Christie, in person.


(1). Act 1: "Tour" - Our production begins with a ghost tour of SA's most haunted olde Victorian train station (opened in 1895), followed by Starters. The olde steam train whistle blows, the clickety-clack of the sounds of the wheels on the rails begins, and you are off to the next train station stop called "Spookheuwel" (the train doesn't actually move, but we add effects as if it is moving).


Coach


(2). Act 2: "Spookheuwel" station stop - Note that this act is entirely different to the acts we present at our ghost dinners in our other 2 cities. You will leave the dining car and enter the station's hall. Here, you will be treated to classic countryside (veld) ghost stories from around SA, by the light of the moon on a black backdrop and the sounds of crickets occasionally chirping, as if you are really outside in the eerie night air. Then it is back to the dining car for the Main Course, as the train leaves for the next stop called "Victoria Hollow".


Moon and Trees


(3). Act 3: "Victoria Hollow" station stop - Note that this act is entirely different to the acts we present at our ghost dinners in our other 2 cities. You will leave the dining car and enter the station's hall again, but which is decorated differently this time so that you think you are at a different station stop yet again. Here you will enjoy a 'Vaudeville Spook Stage Show', just like the ones which magicians performed as stage shows during the olde Vaudeville era, where the 'supposed' spirits read an audience volunteer's mind, and then the spirits come up with all the correct answers in the most unusual & amusing ways, which boggle the mind. Then it is back to the dining cars for Dessert plus drinks, liqueurs, coffee and/or tea.


Mock Seance



AGES: This is more of an adult production, but kids ages 6 & up are welcome:



STRICT FORMAL DRESS CODE: Men - Jackets & Ties (or Bow Ties) / Ladies - Long Dresses.

(Or dress up in period attire costume, even Victorian attire).



MENU: Starter: Creepy Crusted Chicken Fillet Strips, served with garden greens, feta cheese, sauce tartare & toasted Bruschetta: Main: The Count's Roast Beef Sirloin with black mushrooms & red wine sauce, served with Chateau potato wedges, creamed spinach & oven-baked butternut. Dessert: Bloody Strawberry Cheesecake, served with Chantilly cream.



SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: If you have any special dietary requirements where you need alternative courses, then call Ashley on 082 - 556 8856 once you have booked your tickets.



DRINKS: Drinks are for your own account.



SEATING: Tables are arranged with 4 seats, and 2 seats opposite them, making a total of 6 seats. If you are a group of people (you can be more than 6 people), we shall seat you all together per a seating plan, which we shall discuss with you once you have booked. Maximum 24 seats per each of the 2 dining cars, which makes a total of 48 seats.



ACCOMMODATION: If you want to stay over for discount B&B rates click here



THE NEXT DAY (IF YOU WANT A TOTAL GET-AWAY) or IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY: If you arrive early or you are going to stay over, the train station has shops, Adler's restaurant and the Heidelberg Heritage Brewery. There is also a dungeon-like tour called "The Hole of Fame & Shame" comprising of famous & infamous personages, from criminals to Sir Winston Churchill. Book via Bouwe on 082 - 671 6595.


Tony on 072 - 460 9663 offers the following tours: (1) Heidelberg Town Tour which includes the old jail. (2) Heidelberg Kloof Cemetery. (3) Ratanda 'Black Heritage Tour'.
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PUBLIC TICKETS for 29 June (6pm to 10pm): Tickets R 599 per person (all inclusive, but excl. drinks) Book here 



PRIVATE GROUPS: This event can be booked on any date except for Saturdays & Sundays. We cater for team-building, clients, launches, parties, hen & bachelor, birthdays, staff, year end functions, clubs, hotels & tourism groups, anniversaries, etc.. Min 20 persons (or equivalent payment thereof). Max 48 persons. To book contact us directly here


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