Shongweni Farmer's & Craft Market Train Trip Adventure

With winter now behind us, there is nothing more enjoyable than planning a family trip down the coast or into the country!

So why not make it an out-of-the-ordinary train trip on the Holiday Express?

The Holiday Express, operating the modern KZN Business Express, has arranged superb family orientated one-day train outings to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market on Saturday 26th August and to Scottburgh on Saturday 27th August.

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 and 90 minutes to Scottburgh, with a selection of refreshments available on board – vouchers should be purchased during registration. Convenient boom protected parking is available immediately outside the Lounge.

The Train Trip to The Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market.

Saturday 26th August.

  • 07.00am – Registration
  • 08.00am – Train departs for Shongweni
  • 09.00am – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board coach for a short trip to the Market
  • 11.30pm – Depart by coach for Shongweni Station
  • 12.00pm – Train departs from Shongweni for Durban
  • 1.00pm – Arrival in Durban.

Book your Tickets below!

– Adults R250 per person
– Children, (3 to 12) and Pensioners. R200 per person
– Babies (2 and under) sitting on parent’s laps. No charge
– Family Deal (2 Adults and 2 Children under 12) – R800.

Shongweni Farmers Market Pictures

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.

Now is the time to book your Tickets!

– Adults R250 per person
– Children, (3 to 12) and Pensioners. R200 per person
– Babies (2 and under) sitting on parent’s laps. No charge
– Family Deal (2 Adults and 2 Children under 12) – R800.

The Fine Print

Validity: Valid for Saturday 26th August 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.

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