CraftFest – Shongweni Farmers Market

Make the most of the ‘Youth Day’ and ‘Father’s Day’ long week-end in June!

Hop aboard The Holiday Express and spend the day visiting the ‘CraftFest’ at Shongweni Farmers Market.  Make it a memorable family-focused adventure.

16th June – A special long-weekend celebration with a train trip to the Shongweni CraftFest.  Meet all the Craft Makers at a festival of craft beers, gin, cider and wine, gourmet food and exclusive lifestyle crafts, and enjoy listening to popular live music.

Trip to Shongweni – Friday 16th June

The upmarket KZN Business Express departs from the Premier Business Lounge, Durban Station.

  • 8am – Registration
  • 9am – Train Departs for Shongweni
  • 10am – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board the coaches
  • 10h30 – Arrival at the CraftFest and Farmers Market
  • 14h00 – Coaches leave the Market for Shongweni Station
  • 14h30 – The Holiday Express departs for Durban
  • 15h30 – Arrival in Durban

Book your Tickets below!

CraftFest Train Trip Ticket Prices

– Adults & Teenagers – 12 years and older – R250 per person
– Babies – 2 years and under – No charge when sitting on parent’s laps.
– Children – Under 12 years – R200 per child
– Family Deal – 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12.years – R800

The organisers of the Shongweni Crafts and Farmers Market are levying an entrance fee to the CraftFest and Music Festival on June 16th . This is not included in the ticket prices listed above.

It is suggested that Holiday Express clients purchase these CraftFest entry tickets directly and online, as soon as possible, so as to avoid disappointment. It is believed that this will be a hugely popular and well supported event, with the possibility that applications for entry tickets will be oversubscribed. We would be most unhappy if you were to arrive at the CraftFest only to find that you are denied entry. Reserve your tickets now with both The Holiday Express and with CraftFest, see below.

BOOK TRAIN TRIP TICKETS

BOOK CRAFTFEST TICKETS

An important reminder. The organisers of the Shongweni Farmers Market are levying an online entrance fee to the Music Festival on June 16th of R100 for adults, and R50 for children 12 to 17. These are not included in the ticket prices listed above.

As mentioned earlier, it is suggested that Holiday Express clients purchase these CraftFest entry tickets directly, online, and as soon as possible, so as to avoid disappointment. It is believed that this will be a hugely popular and well supported event, with the possibility that applications for entry tickets will be oversubscribed. We would be most unhappy if you were to arrive at the CraftFest only to find that you are denied entry. Reserve your tickets online now with both The Holiday Express and with CraftFest at the Shongweni Farmers Market, see below.

More About the Shongweni Train Trip

Registration on day of departure will be in the Premier Business Lounge at Durban Railway Station. The Premier Business Lounge can be accessed up the ramp from Jeff Taylor Crescent, which is between Umgeni Road and Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (previously NMR Avenue), just to the north of Durban’s central business district, and not far from the intersection with Somtseu Road.  Secure, boom-protected parking is available to Holiday Express clients, up the ramp on the second floor just outside the entrance to the Lounge.

PRASA levy a flat parking rate of R10.00 per vehicle for the day.

The route inland passes through two tunnels and stops will be made at the waterfalls to allow passengers to take photographs.

A range of refreshments, including wine, beer, soft drinks, biltong, peanuts and chips etc. will be available on the train. Remember to purchase your cash vouchers at registration.  You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments with you.

For the comfort of all passengers no smoking is allowed on the trains.

At this time of the year it could still be warm.  Suggest you dress accordingly, but bring something warm should the conditions change.

Delicious snacks, pastries, light meals and refreshments, including a wide range of locally brewed craft beers will also available from the many stalls in the market.

It’s time now to book your tickets!

CraftFest Train Trip Ticket Prices

– Family Deal: 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12. – R800
– Babies: 2 and under– No charge when sitting on parents laps.
– Children: 3 to under 12 years old – R200.
– Adults & Teenagers 12 years and older – R250 per person.

The organisers of the Shongweni Crafts and Farmers Market are levying an online entrance fee to the Music Festival on June 16th of R100 for adults, and R50 for children 12 to 17. These are not included in the ticket prices listed above.

As mentioned above, it is suggested that Holiday Express clients purchase these CraftFest entry tickets directly, online, and as soon as possible, so as to avoid disappointment.  It is believed that this will be a hugely popular and well supported event, with the possibility that applications for entry tickets will be oversubscribed.  We would be most unhappy if you were to arrive at the CraftFest only to find that you are denied entry.  Reserve your tickets online now with both The Holiday Express and with CraftFest at the Shongweni Farmers Market, see below.

BOOK TRAIN TRIP TICKETS

BOOK CRAFTFEST TICKETS

The Fine Print

Validity: Valid for Friday 16th June 2017 only.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF UNSCHEDULED TRACK AND/OR SIGNAL MAINTENANCE IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR PRASA TO CLOSE THE LINE BETWEEN CERTAIN STATIONS WHEN A LINKING BUS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED.

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TRAIN TRIP TICKET PRICES

– Adults 12 onwards. (R250 per person)
– Babies 2 and under Free – sitting on parents laps.
– Kids 3- 12. (R200 per kid)
– Family Deal (R800): 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12.

CRAFTFEST TICKET PRICES

The organisers of the Shongweni Crafts and Farmers Market are levying an entrance fee to the Craft Fest and Music Festival on June 16th . This is not included in the ticket prices listed above.

It is suggested that Holiday Express clients purchase these Craft Fest entry tickets directly and online, as soon as possible, so as to avoid disappointment. It is believed that this will be a hugely popular and well supported event, with the possibility that applications for entry tickets will be oversubscribed. We would be most unhappy if you were to arrive at the Craft Fest only to find that you are denied entry. Reserve your tickets now with both The Holiday Express and with Craft Fest, see below.