PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent floods in KZN, this train will be unable to operate for the foreseeable future. This competition will be put on hold until the train is able to run again.
We will keep the entries already received and will notify you when the competition opens again and new dates have been set!
Vintage Train Rides Through the 1000 Hills
- Trains depart from Kloof Railway Station
- Easter April: Sat 16 @ 8.30 and 12.30 / Sun 17 @ 8.30 and 12.30
- Month-end in April: Sun 1 May @ 8.30 and 12.30
It’s officially just about autumn… and nearly Easter. That’s at least two great reasons to hop onto the beautiful old vintage passenger train which is doing multiple trips over the next few weeks, departing from Kloof and meandering among the 1000 Hills. Umgeni Steam Railway is a proud member of 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation. In fact, the Easter bunny will be on the trains on Sunday 17 April, handing out eggs to young passengers.
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We have 2 family sets of 4 tickets to give away for Saturday 16 April at 12.20pm.
High-back green leather seats; wooden trimmings; sand-blasted logo on the old pull-up windows; polished metal fittings and faded maps all add to the ambience of stepping back in time for a joyous ride from Kloof to Inchanga and back again. The leisurely trip departs from Kloof Railway Station, traversing on the Old Main Line, meandering along the most picturesque scenery of Valley of 1000 Hills, through one of the oldest operating tunnels in SA to the half point destination, Inchanga.
Inchanga boasts a variety of activities – located in the Old Station Master’s House, the Inchanga Railway Museum is a delight of railway artefacts – including crockery used by the British Royal Family during their trip to South Africa exactly 75 years ago this month.
Another attraction is the model train which can be seen – along with Thomas & Friends – in the Modeller’s Shed on the station platform.
A selection of gifts, décor, homemade clothing, crafts, books, edibles and trinkets can be found at the Inchanga Market which also offers a selection of food for sale in the tea garden.
Looking for something to do before or after your trip? The organisers have partnered with local establishments within Kloof to offer passengers a discount when they present their Umgeni Steam Railway boarding pass (which is received with the collection of train tickets on the day of the trip) – visit the USR website to see the various partnership deals.
Booking is essential and strict Covid protocols apply, book and pay within 48 hours to secure seats!
For more information, bookings & schedule visit www.umgenisteamrailway.com.
USR is a proud member of 1000 Hills Community Tourism – To find out about these and other things to do in the area – visit The Valley of a 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation website at https://www.1000hillstourism.co.za/.