Shongweni Farmer's & Craft Market Train Trip Adventure

Halloween!

Now, why have we not thought of celebrating this before?

Celebrating the occasion with a very special Holiday Express train trip to the Shongweni Farmer’s Market! 

Your family will enjoy this unusual form of travel, as well as the friendly ‘Country Market’ hospitality once one gets there!

Without a doubt, Shongweni is one of the most highly regarded and diverse farmers markets in South Africa. And Its right on your doorstep – a mere sixty minutes up-the-line when you climb aboard the upmarket ‘Holiday Express’.

Fresh garden produce, home-baked products, fabulous floral arrangements, creative crafts and fabrics, homebrew beers and wines, cheeses, chutneys, sauces; scrumptious desserts and delectable fast food stalls. On top of this, there are ample open spaces and playgrounds to keep the small fry safely entertained. And all of this just a comfortable one-hour train trip up the line from Durban.

So why not make it a very special family train experience at the end of October?

The Holiday Express, operating the modern KZN Business Express, has arranged superb family orientated one-day train outing to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market on Saturday 28th October.

The Holiday Express departs conveniently from the security of the Premier Lounge, Durban Station with its own private platform. Travelling time is just 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.

Join us on the modern KZN Business Express Train Trip to the Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market.

Saturday 28th October.

  • 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.

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 28th October 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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