Umgeni Steam Railway, Kloof

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A gauge heritage railway near Durban, Umgeni Steam Railway dates back to the 1880s and runs through a tunnel that remains one of the oldest still in use in South Africa. A treat for steam enthusiasts and anyone else wishing to enjoy some old-fashioned sightseeing, the railway follows a route from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and offers great views of the area. Please be sure to go to the website for accurate dates and times of the available rides. Use the online booking form to ensure a seat on the train well in advance. For more information, please visit the website http://www.umgenisteamrailway.com/ Put Umgeni Steam Railway at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kloof trip planner.
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  • This is without a doubt one of THE best excusions I have been on in South Africa! If you love adventure, the outdoors, beautiful views and a glimpse into the golden age of trains, then you must try... 
    This is without a doubt one of THE best excusions I have been on in South Africa! If you love adventure, the outdoors, beautiful views and a glimpse into the golden age of trains, then you must try...  more »
  • Enjoyed our little trip on the train. The train is a great looking engine with an old feel to it that gives me memories of being a child. Loved every minute of it and I would advise anyine in the.....  more
    Enjoyed our little trip on the train. The train is a great looking engine with an old feel to it that gives me memories of being a child. Loved every minute of it and I would advise anyine in the.....  more »
  • The Umgeni Steam Train – Activity in the Valley of 1000 Hills We’re adventurous spirits and we really take strain just sitting at home chilling. With so much to see and do in this world, there’s a... 
    The Umgeni Steam Train – Activity in the Valley of 1000 Hills We’re adventurous spirits and we really take strain just sitting at home chilling. With so much to see and do in this world, there’s a...  more »
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  • An absolute time capsule of a rail road set up, depicting a "better time" in this countries rich and revered rail history. The rail itself, original locomotive and passenger carriages are fully operational, offering a pleasurable classic train ride between two points. Unfortunately recent flooding has damaged part of the lower line, but repairs are underway, only though the support of visitors and private sponsors. Please support this classic rail endeavour if you're able to! An absolute"must see" attraction.
  • We had such an amazing experience with Umgeni Steam Train at Inchanga Station. It was our first time on a train and we loved every second of it. My kids were so excited and happy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The market was also so lovely, there was food, drinks and snack options as well as enough chairs to sit on. Some of the lines to stalls were a bit long and took time which is understandable considering the amount of people that came. There was also a jungle gym for kids to play on. Plenty of parking was available and there are toilets on site which were clean. With it being winter it was cold so definitely dress warm or carry jackets. I would definitely recommend paying them a visit😊
  • We had an awesome day at the train station. My 3 year old loves trains and this was such an exciting day for him and he got to experience the train ride. We were seated in a coach that is 101 years old. Wow, truly amazing.
  • One of the best attractions in the country. Flea markets, station masters house museum, train rides, food stalls and the list goes on. See their website for more details. A trip worth not just every penny but also every step.
  • We had an awesome day, our 3 children really enjoyed the train. I had fun with my drone. Keep up the Sterling work guys.

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