Enjoy a memorable Festive-themed train ride experience for the whole family this festive season.

With train adventures running from Durban Station (Premier Lounge) to Shongweni Farmers Market, Scottburgh Station, Sugar Rush Park and Salt Rock.

16th Dec – 30th Dec

Shongweni Trip Details:

  • 07h00 – Registration
  • 08h00 – Train departs for Shongweni
  • 09h00 – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board coaches for a short trip to the Market
  • 13h00 – Depart by coach for Shongweni Station
  • 13h30 – Train departs from Shongweni for Durban
  • 14h30 – Arrival in Durban
  • 07h00 – Registration
  • 08h00 – Train departs for Shongweni
  • 09h00 – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board coaches for a short trip to the Market
  • 13h00 – Depart by coach for Shongweni Station
  • 13h30 – Train departs from Shongweni for Durban
  • 14h30 – Arrival in Durban
  • 07h00 – Registration
  • 08h00 – Train departs for Shongweni
  • 09h00 – Arrival in Shongweni.  Board coaches for a short trip to the Market
  • 13h00 – Depart by coach for Shongweni Station
  • 13h30 – Train departs from Shongweni for Durban
  • 14h30 – Arrival in Durban

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.

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 Jelf 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 should 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.

Christmas Extravaganza

– Adults R280 per person

– Children, (3 to 12) and Pensioners. R230 per person

– Babies (2 and under) sitting on parent’s laps. No charge

– Family Deal (2 Adults and 2 Children under 12) – R920.

Book your Tickets – bookings@theholidayexpress.co.za

North Coast Trip

  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Umhlali Station
  • 11h30 – Arrival at Umhlali – Buses waiting
  • 15h00 – Buses Depart Salt Rock/ Sugar Rush
  • 15h30 – Train departs from Umhlali for Durban
  • 17h00 – Arrival in Durban.

Salt Rock Beach – KZN’s best kept secret – Conveniently located on the dolphin coast

Nestled comfortably amongst tropical palm trees on the North Coast. This North Coast trip is only 90 hassle-free minutes away from Durban when you choose to board the modern Holiday Express, who will take you there and bring you back home. Safe and sound. Plus the benefit of no drink-and-drive restrictions.

Sugar Rush Park – The sweet taste of adventure!

Looking for fun things to do in Ballito?

Sugar Rush Park is a family-focused one-stop destination that caters for all ages. Their goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family by encouraging fun outdoor activities.

It’s so easy to get there when you take the modern Holiday Express departing from the Premier Business Lounge, Durban Station to Umhlali Station where our coaches will be waiting to collect you.

In addition to the amazing mountain biking and running trails which operate from Sugar Rush Park, there is a huge, safe open grassed recreational area, plus a toddler zone and a kids pump track. Other exciting attractions include a Laser Tag, Putt Putt, the Rugby Fields and Trampoline Park. Entrance to the Park is free which includes the open park, play areas, pump track and forest trail for kids. All other activities operate separately – there are costs per attraction.

Visitors to Sugar Rush Park can relax in the Digs Restaurant which offers a breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a range of coffees, teas and juices. Sugar Rush Management request that only food purchased from the restaurant may be consumed on-site.

– Adults R280 per person

– Children, (3 to 12) and Pensioners. R230 per person

– Babies (2 and under) sitting on parent’s laps. No charge

– Family Deal (2 Adults and 2 Children under 12) – R920.

Book your Tickets – bookings@theholidayexpress.co.za

Scottburgh Train Details:

  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.
  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.
  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.
  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.
  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.
  • 09h00 – Registration
  • 10h00 – Train departs for Scottburgh
  • 11h00 – Arrival in Scottburgh
  • 15h00 – Train departs from Scottburgh for Durban
  • 16h30 – Arrival in Durban.

The Holiday Express, operating the modern KZN Business Express, has arranged superb family orientated one-day train outings to Scottburgh.

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

– Adults R280 per person

– Children, (3 to 12) and Pensioners. R230 per person

– Babies (2 and under) sitting on parent’s laps. No charge

– Family Deal (2 Adults and 2 Children under 12) – R920.

Book your Tickets – bookings@theholidayexpress.co.za

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The Fine Print

Validity: Valid for the above mentioned dates 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.

Participant Indemnity. Participants agree to and consent to their photograph being used to market and/or publicise the Holiday Express (The Event). The Holiday Express (‘the Event’) acknowledge that although all precautions have been taken by the organizing body, there may be dangers inherent in participating in the Event. Participants voluntarily assume such risks and waive all claim of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Event against any parties, including but not limited to the organising body, sponsors, advertisers, local authorities, directors, employees and suppliers of these parties and any individual, official, marshal or agent (‘the Parties’). The Participants indemnify the Parties against any liabilities or claims of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising (whether directly or indirectly, whether from negligence, albeit gross and/or from involvement in or passage to or from the Event