Experience the magnificence of train travel while soaking in all the beautiful sights along the way.

Welcome Aboard the 2022 Royal Show Train

Looking for something different to do, why not take a train to the Royal Show from Kloof? This may be your second to last chance to visit the Royal Show by train!

Train departs from Kloof Railway Station on the 28th of May 2022 at 08h00 and traverses along the Old Main Line, meandering through the Valley of 1000 Hills and into one of the Oldest operating tunnels in South Africa passing Inchanga Railway Station.

We then venture onto the New Main Line going through 5 more tunnels, the longest being just over a kilometer long. We go over 2 of the spectacular Ashburton viaducts passing the historic Pietermaritzburg Station where the Ghandi memorial is situated to the Royal Show Grounds at Victoria.

Here there is plenty to see & do, we spend +/- 4 hours at the show grounds before boarding begins at 14h00 for departure back to Kloof at 14h30 arriving at the station at 17h30*.

Entrance into the Show is included in the train ticket price.

Umgeni Steam Train - Royal Show

What Do I Need to Know?

Keep your train tickets on hand, as they will be your passport to leave the Show through private Gate no. 10.

Departure from the Royal Show platform at Victoria is scheduled for 14:30 sharp. Please make your way to exit Gate no. 10 not later than 14:15 as we need to depart on time. Three long blasts from the Diesel Loco’s horn will be sounded at 14:20. Should you not have taken up your seats by 14:30, we will assume that you have made alternative arrangements to get back to Kloof.

The approximate schedule for the day is as follows:-

Kloof Depart 08:00
Inchanga 09:00
Cato Ridge 09:30
Pietermaritzburg 10:20
Victoria Arrive 10:30

Victoria Depart 14:30
Pietermaritzburg 14:40
Cato Ridge 15:30
Inchanga 16:00
Kloof Arrive 17:00

You can get your tickets online at
http://umgenisteamrailway.com/BookingICC and select 28th May 2022 – Royal Show 2022 train.How Do I Book?


Adult: R390
Child 2-12 Years: R290
Pensioner 65+: R290
Children Under 2yrs old are lap passengers and therefore are not booked on the train.

Remember that tickets are selling fast, so get yours now!


More details and T/c’s can be found at: www.umgenisteamrailway.com