Rail fans will want to get on board for a trip to the Oteniqua Transport Museum in George, the commercial hub of the Garden Route. Inside the cavernous warehouse is an impressive collection of full-size steam locomotives dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a stable of exotic vintage cars. For more action, book a seat for the two and a half hour power van rail ride and chug up into the Oteniqua Mountains. Tempting as it might be to nab a seat in the Victorian-era-dining-car-turned-café, hold off on eating there. Instead, cruise 20 minutes up the coast to Dutton’s Cove restaurant for fresh hake and chips and postcard-perfect views of Herolds Bay beach.