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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.

Thank you

Rayna Fletcher



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.

Coaches Adults Children
Sisonke Coach R300 R250
Casual Lounge coach R250 R220
Sitter & Family Coach R220 R190
Vintage coach – Padded R230 R200
Vintage coach – Wooden R200 R170
Caboose Coach R200 R170
Sisonke-Observation-Coach Sisonke-Lounge-Coach Sisonke-Diner-Coach Casual-Lounge-Coach
Sisonke-Observation-Coach Sisonke-Lounge-Coach Sisonke-Diner-Coach Casual-Lounge-Coach
Sitter-Coach Family-Coach Padded-seat-in-Vintage-Coach Wooden-seat-in-Vintage-Coach
Sitter-Coach Family-Coach Padded-seat-in-Vintage-Coach Wooden-seat-in-Vintage-Coach

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.

Train info and reservations:,


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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