The Stars of Sandstone Steam and Heritage Festival has been a drawcard for steam and heritage transport enthusiasts from across the planet for many years, with South Africans having discovered this mesmerising festival in their own backyard. Ever since, this hidden gem has been a celebration of choice for people of all ages enthralled by the magic of steam, heritage transportation and authentic farming.
On arrival at Stars of Sandstone, visitors will not only experience and participate in scenic steam train rides on the 30-kilometre, narrow-gauge rail track on the farming estate, but share in the wonder of vintage agricultural equipment restored and utilised on the Heritage Collection estate. Then, there's the always spectacular military cavalcade…
Nowhere in the world would one witness 36 Afrikaner trek oxen working in unison – and enjoying their job.
The Stars of Sandstone Steam and Heritage Festival has been a drawcard for steam and heritage transport enthusiasts from across the planet for many years.
A further attraction to Stars of Sandstone is the display of vintage aircraft, always popular with would-be and professional aviators.
Located in the scenic eastern Free State, bordering the towering Maluti mountains of Lesotho, this fertile landscape is home to ever-expanding cattle herds and the harvesting of cosmos, soya, wheat, maize and the likes throughout the year.
A further indulgence for some lucky guests wishing to be pampered at Stars of Sandstone 2019 will be the charter journey on the world-renowned Blue Train. Board the iconic Blue Train in Pretoria on 3 April.
The nearby towns of Ficksburg, Fouriesburg and Clarens offer many choices of hospitality and Sandstone Estates offer open day steam events throughout the year – see more at www.sandstone-estates.com