Promoting & supporting Southern KwaZulu-Natal midland’s retreats & attractions
2018 Creighton Aloe Steam Train & Hot Air Balloon Festival
Latest News – 13 MARCH 2018
Hi everyone…we are now open for bookings for our Annual Aloe Steam Train rides and Hot Air Balloons (only on Festival weekend 6/7/8 July). The train ride is 3 hours long, we will depart at 10am and return by 1pm (except on Friday 6th, we will leave at 2pm and return by 5pm, and Saturday 7th departures at 10am and 2pm and on Sunday 8 July depart at 12pm). You will be able to prebook lunch at the Creighton Club after the train ride, those details will be available on your confirmation email…bookings are essential for catering purposes and is an awesome way to end of the day. Below is our flyer with dates and prices of the different coaches, please let me know how many adults/children and which coach you would like to book, and I will then send you email confirmation with the banking details…
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any further information.
Return train ride is approximately 3hrs long with 2 stops along the way.
|Dates: Saturdays and Sundays||Departure Times|
|30th June & 1st July||10am (Pensioners weekend) R170pp (Non pensioners normal cost)|
|6th, 7th & 8th July||10am & 2pm & Sun 12 noon (Festival weekend)|
|14th & 15th July||10am|
|21st & 22nd July||10am|
|28th & 29th July||10am (Last weekend)|
Rates are listed below. Children age 3 to 12 apply, Children under 3yrs free.
|Casual Lounge coach||R250||R220|
|Sitter & Family Coach||R220||R190|
|Vintage coach – Padded||R230||R200|
|Vintage coach – Wooden||R200||R170|
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.