Shongweni Farmer's & Craft Market Train Trip Adventure

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Experience the excitement and pleasure of month-end trips with the family when you treat them to an out of the ordinary train adventure on the modern Holiday Express.  Firstly, to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market on Saturday 25 August, and to Scottburgh on Sunday the 26 August.  Ever thought of spoiling yourselves and joining us on both trips?

Did you know?  

The Shongweni Market is regarded as one of the most comprehensive, diverse and popular country markets in South Africa; and situated in the most attractive part of KZN!

Over 200 attractive stalls providing fresh garden produce, fabulous floral arrangements, creative crafts and fabrics, homebrew beers and wines, delectable fast food stalls, as well as ample open grassed spaces and play grounds to keep the small fry safely entertained. And all of this just a comfortable one-hour train ride up the line from Durban.

So why not make it a very special family outing on the modern Holiday Express??

The Holiday Express departs conveniently from the security of the Premier Lounge, Durban Station with its own private platform. Travelling time is just on one hour to Shongweni with a selection of refreshments available on board – vouchers should be purchased during registration. Convenient boom protected parking is available immediately outside the Lounge.

Saturday 25 August.

  • 07.00am – Registration
  • 08.00am – Train departs for Shongweni
  • 09.00am – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board coaches for a short trip to the Market
  • 12.00pm – Depart by coach for Shongweni Station
  • 12.30pm – Train departs from Shongweni for Durban
  • 1.30pm  – Arrival in Durban.

Book your Tickets below!

– Adults R280 per person
– Kids ( Under 12 years) and Pensioners R230 per person
– Family Deal – 2 Adults and 2 kids under 12 year old R920
– Babies under 2 years of age, sitting on parents laps FREE

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 Jelf 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.

Now is the time to book your Tickets!

– Adults R280 per person
– Kids ( Under 12 years) and Pensioners R230 per person
– Family Deal – 2 Adults and 2 kids under 12 year old R920
– Babies under 2 years of age, sitting on parents laps FREE

The Fine Print

Validity: Valid for Saturday 2 June, 30 June and 7 July 2018 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 R280 per person
– Kids ( Under 12 years) and Pensioners R230 per person
– Family Deal – 2 Adults and 2 kids under 12 year old R920
– Babies under 2 years of age, sitting on parents laps FREE

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