Train Ride Experience for the Whole Family


Coastal Conferences is a full-service Event Management organization, specializing in staging corporate events throughout South Africa and Internationally.  No event is too big or too small.  Our Company which understands their client’s needs, regardless of size or industry sector, are making significant investments when they elect to stage an event.

Coastal Conferences offers a range of additional services such as the coordination of publicity, marketing, design, printing, electronic invitations, hospitality, gala banquets, day tours, spouse packages, etc.

Coastal Conferences have been privileged to manage international events in all the major centres in and around South Africa, including the AU Summit, World Summit, ANC Conference and Presidents Cup, as well as a number of other events.

The Holiday Express, operating the modern KZN Business Express, has arranged several superb family orientated one-day train outings to the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market and other interesting destinations, such as the North Coast offering trips to the ever-popular Sugar Rush Park, Salt Rock Beach, Ballito Cable Ski Park, Litchi Orchard and Flag Farm  – Five destinations, one train trip – your choice!

The Holiday Express departs conveniently from the security of the Premier Lounge, Durban Station (Jelf Taylor Crescent) with its own private access escalators and platform. Convenient, boom-protected parking is available immediately outside the Lounge. Travelling time is approximately one hour to Shongweni, 90 minutes to Scottburgh and The North coast and two hours to Pietermaritzburg. A selection of refreshments is always available on board.

The Shongweni Farmers Market is home to very nearly 200 stalls, more than half of which offer delectable food and outstanding fresh produce. It is their goal and passion to help people realise the importance of buying fresh and buying local. The Market is 100%-wheel chair accessible, and their child-friendly, soft play area for kids under 4 is free of charge, allowing moms and dads to shop with peace of mind.

Relax! Leave your car at home and let the Holiday Express escort you and your family down the south coast to Scottburgh.

Spend the whole day on the beach catching up with some quality time with the family.

Take them to lunch at one of the popular resort hotels within walking distance, or one of the many more casual beach front fast food outlets. And there is a wide selection of them!

Sugar Rush Park is a family-focused destination which caters for everyone, from tiny tots to gran and gramps. Their goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family, by encouraging fun outdoor activities such as riding and running, or just plain jungle gym climbing. The magic of Sugar Rush is their wide-open spaces, secure parking, refreshment facilities and a host of activities to keep all members of the family actively involved.

Salt Rock Beach, Litchi Orchard and Animal Flag Farm wonderful spots to visit on our North Coast Trips with a Shuttle Bus running so one can experience more than just one destination.

Why not consider booking The Holiday Express for your next party, family outing, corporate or year-end event? Group reservations for up to 350 people can be accommodated, or individual carriages can be reserved exclusively for smaller groups of between 15 and 30 people per carriage. Tailor-made packages can be discussed to suit your own specific requirements and budget.

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