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Friday, December 10, 2021


(Right: Wesley, the steam engine)

Santa and his Elves will be on board Umgeni Steam Railway from December 16 to 19, 2021.

Feeling festive? Why not join us for our well-known Carols by Candlelight trips where we sing Carols under the starlit sky at Inchanga - these trips depart at 17h00 on December 16, 17 and 18.

Coming to KZN this festive season and looking for something to do? Why not take a trip behind an 83-year-old Steam Locomotive, Wesley? The journey departs from Kloof Railway Station as it traverses on the Old Main Line, meandering along the Valley of 1000 Hills, through one of the oldest operating tunnels in South Africa to Inchanga.

At Inchanga, which used to be the halfway point between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on the Old Main Line, there is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Your ticket enables you to discover Railway artefacts in the Museum which is situated in the Old Station Master's House, look for Thomas & Friends in the Modeller's Shed & other "mini" trains as well as do some Christmas shopping at the Inchanga Station Craft Market & grab something to eat, with foods to suit most tastes & home-grown coffee on sale.

Trains depart from Kloof Railway Station on:

December 16, 2021 - 08h30, 12h30 & 17h00

December 17, 2021 - 08h30, 12h30 & 17h00

December 18, 2021 - 08h30, 12h30 & 17h00

December 19, 2021 - 08h30 & 12h30


Seats are limited and booking out fast, book and pay within 48 hours to ensure your seats!

Ticket prices for the return trip: Adults R290 (R200 pensioners (+60) & children (2-12).) Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children): R880

Booking is essential:

The Umgeni Steam Railway is a proud member of, and supported by, 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation. To find out about these and other things to do in the area – visit 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation website at