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Umgeni Steam Railway

Old Main Road | Stokers Arms, Kloof 3640, South Africa
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Feel the Squeeze

It delivers what it says on the box, a steam train ride from Kloof to the Inchanga Station but here... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Hill_Belle
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Hillcrest, South Africa
Great Experience

My wife and I together with old school friends of us and my daughter with her husband decided to do... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
meyerdj
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Lephalale, South Africa
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Old Main Road | Stokers Arms, Kloof 3640, South Africa
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"flea market"
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"whole family"
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"picnic spot"
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"afternoon trip"
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A half a day trip starting from Kloof on wesley the steam locomotive to Inchanga station where we had a picnic Staff friendly Picnic area cleAn with nice food stalls..not necessary to pack your own basket Kids enjoyed it..

1  Thank lkoekemoer
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The train ride was such fun and beautiful scenery. Loved the final tunnel.

Thank LindaHorning
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My 72 year old dad and my 14 year old nephew plus 6 other adults took the afternoon trip We loved it but a word of caution some trips are now done with a deisel loco not the steam engine we had and I think...More

1  Thank Wayne R
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a great day at the Umgeni Steam Railway, great friendly people, excellent service, and a wonderful experience, Highly Recommended

Thank malc1005
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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
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Andreas H
16 November 2016|
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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
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Andreas H
16 November 2016|
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
you can look on the Umgeni Steam Train Website,
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