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Umgeni Steam Railway

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A steam train ride from Kloof to Inchanga. A great days outing, especially if you have little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benoni, South Africa

Wow! What a great train ride, from Kloof to Inchanga and spending time at the country style flea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Old Main Road | Stokers Arms, Kloof 3640, South Africa
+27 82 353 6003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A steam train ride from Kloof to Inchanga. A great days outing, especially if you have little children

Thank shakor231
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a great train ride, from Kloof to Inchanga and spending time at the country style flea market at Inchanga. I would recommend this anytime especially if you have little children.

Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling in passenger railway carriages, pulled by a steam locomotive, is an unknown mode of transportation for the younger generation. But for many older people, it brings back memories of train trips and holidays in the past. As a fun experience for members of the...More

Thank maryann52za
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Having always wanted to go on a nostalgic train ride I decided to book an early morning start for myself and my family and must say that I was not disappointed. The ride up to Inchanga took us through some amazing areas and beautiful scenery...More

Thank Z2022FEjaym
Reviewed 3 May 2018

It delivers what it says on the box, a steam train ride from Kloof to the Inchanga Station but here is what actually happens. There are four coaches, third, second and first class. As all the tickets are the same price I have no idea...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I together with old school friends of us and my daughter with her husband decided to do the train trip whilst in Durban. What a great and nostalgic experience, since none of us has ever been on a steam pulled train. It...More

1  Thank meyerdj
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was an awesome and a trip down memory lane. I spent 3 years travelling by train from home to Durban to attend university. My never went in a train and he enjoyed the trip. Due the high demand, the locomotive was switched to diesel...More

Thank GanasG
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I have not been on this Choo choo train for 15 years. I had young family visit over easter. We went yesterday. It was such a treat. The market at inchanga and it was a wonderful morning our. Highly recommended. Bev Moore

Thank beverley m
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

If you haven't been on a steam train this is a lovely day experience which is best shared with family. Pack a picnic basket for your stop which is just over an hour. If you would prefer to purchase at the stop, there are ample...More

1  Thank shen_i2016
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Kind of expensive, but worth it in the end. Everyone enjoyed the “old-world” travelling. The kids also enjoyed the pony rides at the Inchanga market where you stop for an hour before returning to Kloof. The market is very nice, it exceeded our expectations. We...More

Thank Amelia0029
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Ranjeetha H
16 January 2017|
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Response from Z7559PVmohamede | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think that they allocate seats according to the no. of bookings per family. So if you are travelling as a couple you will be seated next to each other in a two-seater next to the window. However, opposite you is... More
Andreas H
16 November 2016|
Response from Z7559PVmohamede | Reviewed this property |
During the off-peak months the train normally is scheduled for the last Sunday of the month. However February is post holidays and as the schedule on the website only reflects activity up to January 2017, it is best to... More
Andreas H
16 November 2016|
Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
you can look on the Umgeni Steam Train Website,