|Welcome to Geoff's Travel Club
Doing things a little different, a little more personal, for you
Geoff Cooke runs Geoff's Travel Club and personally accompanies his tours. This gives you the assurance that you will be cared for by the
same person who planned your holiday and steered it to success. Geoff is an experienced photographer and his tours are renowned for their
Geoff has run train themed holidays, heritage steam train tours and photographic trips for both tourists and railway enthusiasts since 1986.
Respected as a leading expert in this field, his tours explore the history, scenery, railways, culture and wildlife in a number of fascinating
Geoff's portfolio includes tours where fun train rides take you to places of historic, cultural and scenic interest on a fully hosted holiday with a
personal touch. They normally run with between 10 and 24 participants with many guests returning year after year, ideal for photographers and
rail-fans looking for a holiday that works equally well for their partner .
Supporting South Africa's premier heritage collection
Sandstone is a large agricultural estate in the Eastern Free State province of South Africa, offering scenic wide-open spaces, huge heritage
collections, loads of old fashioned rides and a 26km-long narrow gauge railway.
From a small start over 20 years ago, Sandstone is now one of the world’s largest private heritage resources with a railway, agricultural
equipment, vintage transport and a unique military collection, much of it maintained in working order.
With such a diverse and historic collection located in outstanding scenic surroundings, it was inevitable that there would be interest from the
public to visit. Events were organised that made this possible and these grew into the bi-annual Stars of Sandstone International Festival.
In 2019, Sandstone contracted Geoff’s Trains to act as their international tourist booking agent for the Stars of Sandstone Festival. The liaison
was a success, but it has been decided to move away from the Stars Festival and explore a new direction that will give heritage and railway
enthusiasts an opportunity to benefit from more focused but equally rewarding visits. Geoff's Trains has been asked to spearhead this new
initiative and we are delighted to accept the challenge.
More information can be found here
Photographs from past tours
|The Chobe link
01 to 05 July 2021
Combine Sandstone with the Chobe game reserve and Victoria Falls, with an opportunity to include the full Zambezi
Hosted by Geoff and Sheelagh Cooke.
|Geoff's Travel Club
A growing number of Geoff's
clients have travelled
previously and many have
made new friends. Geoff has
run tours where every guest
had travelled with him before,
something he is proud of and
would like to encourage. Client
loyalty helps us to understand
who our guests are and gives
us the opportunity to organise
the tours that you would like
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19 May to 17 June 2021 (Including optional pre-tours)
Visit Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria on our most comprehensive Europe tour ever! A great
experience for both rail-fan and tourist with a selection of the most beautiful museum railways. Enjoy top hotels with
half board and visit the most important sights.
Hosted by Geoff Cooke and Tanago.
|South Africa - Steam Charters on the Sandstone Estate
25 June to 01 July 2021
A tour for narrow gauge enthusiasts and photographers. Excellent photo opportunities in delightful surroundings and
excellent light and a chance to explore an outstanding heritage collection.
Hosted by Tanago and Geoff Cooke.
05 to 20 July 2021
If you enjoy river cruises, join us for a thrilling, scenic trip down the mighty Zambezi River as it flows across Africa.
Main tour from US$ 5,100 with pre and post tour options.
Hosted by Geoff and Sheelagh Cooke.