Vintage Train Rides Through The 1000 Hills

Trains depart from Kloof Railway Station
Month end March: Sun 27 @ 8.30 and 12.30
Easter April: Sat 16 @ 8.30 and 12.30 / Sun 17 @ 8.30 and 12.30
Month end April: Sat 30 @ 8.30 and 12.30 / Sun 1 @ 8.30 and 12.30
It’s officially just about autumn…. and nearly Easter. That’s at least two great reasons to hop onto the beautiful old vintage passenger train which is doing multiple trips over the next few weeks, departing from Kloof and meandering among the 1000 Hills.
High-back green leather seats; wooden trimmings; sand-blasted logo on the old pull-up windows; polished metal fittings and faded maps all add to the ambience of stepping back in time for a joyous ride from Kloof to Inchanga and back again. The leisurely trip departs from Kloof Railway Station, traversing on the Old Main Line, meandering along the most picturesque scenery of Valley of 1000 Hills, through one of the oldest operating tunnels in SA to the half point destination, Inchanga.
Inchanga boasts a variety of activities – located in the Old Station Master’s House, the Inchanga Railway Museum is a delight of railway artefacts – including crockery used by the British Royal Family during their trip to South Africa exactly 75 years ago this month.
Another attraction is the model train which can be seen – along with Thomas & Friends – in the Modeller’s Shed on the station platform.
A selection of gifts, décor, homemade clothing, crafts, books, edibles and trinkets can be found at the Inchanga Market which also offers a selection of food for sale in the tea garden.
Looking for something to do before or after your trip? The organisers have partnered with local establishments within Kloof to offer passengers a discount when they present their Umgeni Steam Railway boarding pass (which is received with the collection of train tickets on the day of the trip) – visit the USR website to see the various partnership deals.
Booking is essential and strict Covid protocols apply, book and pay within 48 hours to secure seats!
For more information, bookings & schedule visit
Safe parking is offered at The Kloof Civic Hall.
The Umgeni Steam Railway is run entirely by volunteers.
The Umgeni Steam Railway runs the last weekend of each month, and on select holidays.
Month end March: Sun 27 @ 8.30am and 12.30pm
Easter April: Sat 16 @ 8.30am and 12.30pm / Sun 17 @ 8.30am and 12.30pm
Month end April: Sat 30 @ 8.30am and 12.30pm / Sun 1 May @ 8.30am and 12.30pm
USR is a proud member of 1000 Hills Community Tourism – To find out about these and other things to do in the area – visit The Valley of a 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation website at

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