Promoting & supporting Southern KwaZulu-Natal midland’s retreats & attractions

2017 Creighton Aloe Steam Train & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Return train ride is approximately 3hrs long.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays Departure Times
24th & 25th June 10am (Pensioners weekend: R150pp (Non pensioners normal cost)
1st & 2nd July 10am
8th & 9th July 10am
14th, 15th & 16th July 10am & 2pm & Sun 12 noon (Festival weekend)
22nd & 23rd July 10am (Last weekend)

Rates are listed below. Children age 3 to 12 apply, Children under 3yrs free.

Coaches Adults Children
Sisonke Coach R280 R230
Casual Lounge coach R230 R200
Sitter & Family Coach R200 R170
Vintage coach R180 R150
Caboose Coach R180 R150


The train ride itself is a 2 -2.5 hr trip with beautiful Aloe viewing along the way.
It will make 2 stops:
1. En route, for passengers to walk amongst the Aloes & for a Photo opportunity.
2. At Riverside Station, We stop for approx 15min to explore whilst the engine moves into position for the return trip.

*(Please be at the station at least 30-45 min before departure time to collect tickets. Seats are allocated)*

There will be Egg & Bacon Rolls, teas & coffees on sale at Creighton Station. Refreshments & snacks for sale on the train.

For more info on the Creighton Festival Weekend (country market, MTB Rides, etc):


(Festival Weekend only). Bookings Ann Cook – Hot Air Ballooning SA

083 446 9423 or


Merredy Louwrens on 082 820 6737 or

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