Accommodation near Umgeni Steam Railway

Umgeni Steam Railway is a vintage steam train railway station, situated in the picturesque Valley of 1000 Hills just outside of Durban.

It was formed in 1982 by a group of steam train enthusiasts from the Natal branch of the Railway Society of Southern Africa. Over the years, locomotives and coaching stock have been donated by the old South African Railways (SAR) or have been purchased from scrap yards. The fleet now includes a Class 3BR, a Class 12R, a Class 14R, two Class 19D's, a Garratt GF, a Garratt GMAM and a 1892 vintage Dübs Class-A. All the trains vary in age from 1892 - 1954.

Trains run from Kloof Station to and from Inchanga Station, on the last Sunday of every month and the journey takes place along the edge of the Valley of 1000 Hills scenery on the old main line which was built in the late 1800`s making it the oldest active railway line in South Africa.

The trip takes travellers up some of the steepest railway gradients in South Africa and through one of the oldest running tunnels, Drummond Tunnel, which was built in 1880.

On arrival at Inchanga Station,travellers can persue the Craft Market and visit the many food stalls on site. Another option is to take the 10:30 train from Inchanga for Kloof and have a sit down meal at the Station's Restaurant, and still be in time for the 12:30 train returning to Inchanga.

Umgeni Railway is a Section-21 non-profit making organisation and funds are used only for the preservation of steam locomotives  and "railwayana" and to this day is still run solely by volounteers.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Welterusten Cottage
1.3 km

From R500 PPS

Welterusten Self-Catering Cottage Situated in the heart of Kloof, a leafy, upmarket suburb near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, is a new 1 bedroom self-catering cottage perfect for a shor... More Info

Inn Afrika B&B
1.4 km

From R2000* Unit

If you're looking for a place where you can catch your breath, enjoy superb tranquillity and experience good old-fashioned hospitality, look no further than Inn Afrika. One of Kloof's original far... More Info

Morgenzon Bed And Breakfast
1.4 km

From R700 PPS

Situated in Kloof, Kwazulu Natal, and very close to two main business districts. Pinetown and Hillcrest, our magnificent home stands gloriously in the heart of a lush and quiet neighbourhood. We ar... More Info

Madadeni Retreat Guest House
1.4 km

From R1200* Unit

At Madadeni Retreat Guest House, we are focused on providing the best services in accommodation and care with the highest levels of customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to exceed your ... More Info

Charlie's Cottage
1.4 km

From R1100* Unit

Charlie's Cottage is a modern, recently built holiday home in the heart of Kloof, KwaZulu Natal. Suited to travellers from all walks of life, this stunningly designed unit gives visitors the convenie... More Info

 The Old Stone House
1.5 km

From R550 PPS

The Old Stone House offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in Kloof; a leafy 'village' just 25 minutes from Durban's beautiful beaches. With its moderate climate, Kloof is situated in the pict... More Info

18 Pioneer Rd
1.6 km

From R700 PPS

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Elegant Colonial Estate set on 3 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Easy access - 500m from main highway to Durban ( 17km ). Come enjoy your stay in tranquil and serene surroundings ,lots of bir... More Info

Southey House
1.7 km


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From R1900 PPS

Southey House is conveniently situated in the leafy suburb of Kloof, within walking distance to Thomas More College, and offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in tastefully decorated en-s... More Info

Eagles View B&B, Kloof
1.7 km

From R650 PPS

Perched on the edge of the Kloof Gorge and Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Eagles View Bed and Breakfast serves up views from your window that will make your heart skip a beat. ... More Info

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Anchorage Krantzkloof
2.1 km

From R345 PPS

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The Anchorage is situated in a conservancy with views of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, which includes numerous waterfalls, trail runs, and picnic sites. Abundant bird life can be enjoyed from the pa... More Info

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