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


I would like to introduce you to TOOCEE UP COUNTRY, promoting new and exciting Lodges and retreats, attractions and tours, for tourist both local & international & corporate market, where we offer conferencing, functions, breakaways, teambuilding & product launches or a wonderful getaway for your national or international client. Situated an hour & a half from Durban, in Southern KwaZulu-Natal midland, outside the village of Ixopo, the home of “Cry the Beloved Country” written by the well-known author Alan Paton. Guests will be able to explore and enjoy the history and beauty of the surrounding area with its rolling green hills, timber forests, thornveld and two of the biggest white water rivers in the country, the Umzimkulu River and the mighty Mkomazi River.

Paton Country Railways Eshayamoya express Picnic Steam Train Rides

Enquiries : or

Train trip Dates

February Sunday 17th 2019 – 10am Departure Valentine Picnic trip still to confirm


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 R220 R190
Vintage coach – Wooden R200 R170
Caboose Coach R200 R170
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Sisonke-Observation-Coach Sisonke-Lounge-Coach Sisonke-Diner-Coach Casual-Lounge-Coach
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Sitter-Coach Family-Coach Padded-seat-in-Vintage-Coach Wooden-seat-in-Vintage-Coach
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