The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades is the Umgeni Steam Railway puts on a special train that runs concurrently with the Comrades Marathon, this year (2009) the event will be a down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban starting at 5:30am with the first runners due at Drummond (half way point) at 8:30am.

The train departs from Inchanga at 7:30am , due at Drummond (half way point) at 7:45am in time for the first runners to go past at 8:00am. If passengers wish to continue watching the runners they may detrain here or continue on the train, at 9:00am to Botha's Hill for an arrival at 09:15am.

The train will come back from Botha's Hill at 10:30am for an arrival back at Drummond at 10:45am. The train will then depart Drummond at 11:40am, after the 11:30am (6 hour) cut-off for an arrival back at Inchanga at 12:00am.

When : 24 May 2009 05:00am to 12:00am, 30 May 2010 05:am to 12:00am Price : Adults R60.00 , Children and Pensioners R40.00 (Rates as at 2009) Place : Bothas Hill, Drummond, Inchanga

Accommodation Near The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

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Lindisfarne

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Botha's Hill

1.3km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

This Elegant Homestead situated on 2 acres of parklike gardens has become sought after by tourists and Corporates who want good hospitality, cleanliness, comfort and peace & quiet

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Sleeps: 11 in 4 units/rooms

Shenindor Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hillcrest

2.2km South West of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

Set on the crest of a hill, overlooking the Assagay Valley. A beautiful indigenous garden, with it's abundance of birdlife surrounds the home, creating a peaceful country atmosphere.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Chillifields B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Assagay

3.4km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

Chillifields B&B has three well appointed suites complete with en-suite bathrooms. Suites can be made up with either Double or Twin beds. Two suites have showers en-suite while one suite has a bath en-suite.

Frodsham House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hillcrest

3.4km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

This comfortable unit is in a quiet and peaceful setting even though it is within walking distance to the main shopping area and a slightly longer walk will take you the Heritage Market with all their shopping boutiques and about 10 restaurants.

Sleeps: 28 in 5 units/rooms

Khululeka Backpackers Lodge

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Hillcrest

3.8km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

Khululeka Backpackers is located in central Hillcrest, within walking distance (900m) of numerous restaurants, shops and fast-food outlets along Old Main Road. The Heritage Theatre, a popular local attraction, is also an option for a dinner theatre out

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms

Branley Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hillcrest

3.8km East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

Branley Lodge is situated in a quiet residential area of Hillcrest with easy access to both the M13 Highway and N3 Toll Road. We are a 20 minute drive from Durban and 35 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg

Nyala Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in 1000 Hills Area

4.2km South West of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

Nyala Guest House is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Tucked away in the valleys of 1000 Hills Nyala Guest House is home to a myriad of birds species as well as other wild life.

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Sleeps: 160 in 8 units/rooms

Rivendell Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hillcrest

4.6km East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

All beautifully decorated rooms at Rivendell Bed & Breakfast have en-suite bathrooms and TV's and lead onto an enclosed courtyard that offers a secluded swimming pool and quiet garden ensuring peace and quiet for the perfect stay. Rivendell Bed & ...

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White House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hillcrest

4.7km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

The 2 acre park-like garden is a haven for relaxing, swimming or bird watching. Meals are served in a large sunny dining room with wonderful country breakfasts and delightful tea and coffee breaks. All rooms are comfortable en-suite, with fans, ...

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Rest Assured Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hillcrest

4.7km South East of The Umgeni Choo Choo Comrades

All the rooms have good ceiling fans, TV, hostess trays,and heaters for our cold winter months. Two of our rooms have sleeper couches for the little ones. We also have a full Wifi connection to all the rooms.