We recently took a fun, family train ride adventure from Durban to Shongweni on board The Holiday Express train which departed from the Durban Train Station.
My husband has fond childhood memories of taking family trips on trains and was super excited to take Maddie on an out-of-the-ordinary train trip and what better trip to take then to the Shongweni Market – can you believe that I have never been!
ALL ON BOARD!
We parked our car at the Durban Station in a secure boom parking lot and completed our registration at around 7am. The Holiday Express departs conveniently from the security of the Premier Lounge at the Durban Station with its own private platform.
We boarded the modern KZN Business Express train at 7.30. The cabins are comfortable, clean and secure with plenty of space for the kids to run around in – although the actual train ride was super bumpy so we had to keep an eye on Maddie.
We left the station at 8am sharp and spent a good hour on the train taking in the beautiful scenic views as we climbed inland.
Maddie loved staring out the window watching the trees and buildings passing by.
How cute does Maddie look in her Talia for the little one’s printed romper! The perfect little outfit to take her first train trip in true comfort while still oozing style!
Once we arrived at the Shongweni Station we were coached down to the Shongweni Farmers Market on a bus just three short KMs away.
SHONGWENI FARMERS MARKET
I LOVED the Shongweni Farmers Market! Definitely one of the nicest markets I have been to! The size, variety and location of this market is amazing! It was a buzz with people, music, stunning vendors and delicious artisan food!
We spent just over two hours at the market before heading back to the bus to be transported back to the station for the train trip back to Durban. By 1pm we were back at our car with a very sleepy baby and lots of fun memories!
The Holiday Express offer a variety of train trips each month to new and exciting locations so keep an eye on their Facebook page and website for their next trips.
Tickets are R250 per adult, children (3 to 12) and pensioners are R200 per person and babies under two are free.
Red romper – Talia for the little one’s (firstname.lastname@example.org) / @Talia_forthelittleones on Instagram
Bonnet – Maddie & Moo
Denim jacket – Ackermans
Shoes – Running Bear ‘Bowmance’ moccasins available from Seriously Stylish Baby SA www.facebook.com/seriouslystylishbabysa
Baltic amber bracelet in honey amber, pink agate and rose quartz by Ambre Gem & Jewels
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