Creighton Aloe festival 2013

aloetrainEnjoy an amazing return steam train ride from Creighton, alongside the Ngogwaan river, through thousands of beautiful & colourful Aloes where you will be able to take a spectacular photo. Enjoy on Sat 6th & Sun 7th July an eventful weekend with birding tours, mission tours including local choirs & Artist. Hot Air Balloon rides, plus a scenic Cycle ride, Delicious meals & a country market.

The Aloe festival is on the Sat 6th & Sun 7th July ( With the Country club opposite the Station having flee market; Art exhibition; Mission & birding tours country lunches & Sunday Cycle ride etc.) The train will also run on the weekend 13th; 14th ; 20th & 21st July there will be no festival but there will still be a delicious Country lunch on sale after the ride Booking essential .

The train ride itself is a 2 hr round trip with beautiful Aloe viewing along the way, it will make 2 stops:

  1. For passengers to walk amongst the Aloes & for a photo shots
  2. At Riverside station Entertained by local singing groups & explore whilst engine moves position for the return trip.

There will be egg & bacon rolls, teas & coffees on sale at the Creighton Station before the train leaves & refreshments & snacks sold on the train. Parking is safe.

Directions Creighton are simple: From Durban or PMB. take the Thornville, Richmond road, and then the Ixopo road. As you enter Ixopo area take a right turn signposted as Ixopo / Donny Brooke / Underberg. Pass Ixopo (on the left) Travel along that road for approximately 18 Kms. and take the left turn to Creighton (tarred road). Drive straight on until you go over a bridge & see the beautifully restored Creighton Station on your left. Parking is at the country club & is safe. The Distances from PMB is approximately 105 kms 1h.30min & travel time from Durban 140 kms 2h.15.

If you require further info or would like to book please do not hesitate to call or email me. Glynnis Shewan Aloe Steam Festival email: Cel : 083 273 8037

2 replies on “Creighton Aloe festival 2013”

Hi, my friends and I have just heard about the train ride and would like to know if seats are available on Saturday 6 July. All info and prices would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Carol Heslop

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