Dedicated to preserving the heritage of railways in South Africa.
Hop on board of the Umgeni Steam Train, an unforgettable experience of South African Railway history. The Umngeni Steam Train runs on the last Sunday of every month. Trains run through the picturesque Valley of a Thousand Hills between Kloof and Inchanga on the last Sunday of each month, with additional trains during school holidays and for special events, such as Christmas Holiday trains in December. At Inchanga the local Conservancy hosts the Inchanga Community Craft Market whenever the Inchanga Choo-Choo runs.
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If you are looking for somewhere different to spend an afternoon or even an hour or two look no further than the splendid Makaranga Botanical Gardens. With thirty acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams and a waterfall await your discovery and offer you their joy and healing. Experience the largest private collection of Zimbabwean stone art in Southern Africa as well as hand selected Italian sculptures.
Founded by John Langalibalele Dube in 1900. John Dube fundraised in the United States for the school he intended to start in Natal. First known as Zulu Christian Industrial School, later known as Ohlange Institute, opened on 26 July 1901, the first black controlled institution of its kind in South Africa.