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 Put Umgeni Steam Railway at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kloof trip planner.
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  • Excellent trip on a steam train with all sight sounds and sounds of a bygone age mode of travel The route afforded wonderful views of the countryside The experience is great for all ages and.....  more »
  • My twenty year old son has always had a fascination with trains, but then again, we are from Canada where the “railroad system” through the Canadian Rockies is spectacular. The opportunity to travel....  more »
  • Dear Umgeni Steam team We undertook the train ride on the 27th October from Kloof to Inchanga and return. It was a well organized event with all the staff being welcoming and we as a family had such a great time. A big thank you to all the staff from Umgeni Steam.
  • A great experience! Something unique and fun to do in Durban. Make sure to take a light jacket as the train can get a bit breezy with everyone’s windows open.

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