About Durban and en route
JB Train Tours invite you to join us on our Special Valentine’s 2-night weekend upmarket train tour to Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal traveling on the upmarket Premier Classe Trans Natal train and flying back on the Sunday.
This is a short, safe and secure tour for couples. We’d like to give you the opportunity to visit Umhlanga on the KZN North Coast and enjoy the warm sea waters of the Indian Ocean, or just enjoy a relaxing romantic holiday for 2.
There is limited space on both of these dates available – Space for 12 People (6 couples).
Both these tours are scheduled over a weekend – you can therefore enjoy Umhlanga and surrounding areas to the full without taking leave from work. There is time available to have fun, participate in activities, relax and swim. You can build sand castles, kick balls or just sit and watch the ocean.
If you’d like to visit Durban (16 kms away) you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Marine Parade, uShaka Marine World, Mini Town, the beach, craft shops, etc. and/or pay a visit to the Sun Coast casino & spectacular Moses Mabhida Soccer stadium. Perhaps you could experience a ‘Big Swing’ over the stadium! Taxi service is available from the Hotel.
Your accommodation is in an upmarket hotel in Umhlanga, close to a shopping centre and walking distance from the Beach. Boutique restaurants and shops can be visited and explored in and around the main streets leading to the Beach.
This tour is a combination of: Travelling by train; enjoying Umhlanga and the North Coast (at a very affordable rate); sleeping in a top hotel with lots of facilities; enjoying the beach and sea, transfer from Durban to Umhlanga, visiting the most popular tourist destinations and night clubs or just relax and then fly back home.
Are you tired of driving, looking for accommodation and worrying about the logistics? We’ll take you there. When travelling by train, you don’t have to worry about increasing petrol prices, getting lost, tollgate fees, heavy traffic, driving back or sitting in your car. It is so much easier and VERY price competitive.
Any person who is interested in visiting Umhlanga and surroundings may travel along.
This tour is most suitable for couples who’d like to take a quick break from work; for people who has never been to the sea or older people who need an ‘escape’ or break from the city’s fast life.
Interesting facts about Valentine’s day
Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewellery or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbols of Valentine’s Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.
Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
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|Why travel on this train tour?||
|Who may go on this tour?||Any couples who would like to visit Umhlanga and Durban’s popular tourist destinations in a short space of time and experience the country from a different angle.|
|Included in price:||
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|Cancellations:||You may cancel up to two months prior to the departure date – your deposit is non-refundable.|
|Insurance:||As a rule we highly recommend our passengers to arrange comprehensive travel insurance once booked for a tour to cover all possible losses, injuries, cancellations, change in mode of transport, etc.*
|Travel Insurance:||The Automobile Association (AA), through Regent Insurance, renders a ‘Local Cover’ Insurance packet at a very affordable rate. I.e.: +-R75 pp for a 7-day tour. Click here to read full details or phone them at Tel: 0861 900 801 or email@example.com|
|How to book:||All you need to do now is to complete the Booking Form, pay the non-refundable deposit of R1500pp into the bank account (banking details at bottom of Booking Form OR pay by using your credit card with SnapScan ) and send with a copy of your ID to JB Train Tours by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax to 086 687 7344. The balance must be paid by latest two months prior to the departure date. If not, your place would be cancelled automatically. If the tour is booked within the two months period before departure date, the full amount needs to be paid.|
Romantic restaurants close by
|Barrio Restaurant||7, 12 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4319||031 566 7456|
|Little Havanah||16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks, 4319||081 393 8205|
|Angelo’s Ristorante||10, Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320||031 561 3245|
|14 On Chartwell||10, 14 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga, 4320||031 561 1017|
|Restaurant Ile Maurice||9 McCausland Cres, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320||031 561 7606|
|Greedy Buddha||12 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4051||031 566 4383|
|17:30||Guests meet at Premier Classe Lounge, Johannesburg Station|
|Check in and receive boarding pass|
|Enjoy coffee/tea & biscuits|
|Welcome by Train Manager & walk to Premier Classe train|
|18:40||Premier Classe train departs from Johannesburg Station for Durban|
|Dinner is served in the dining car|
|Overnight on train|
|07:00||Breakfast is served in the dining car|
|09:25||Arrive Durban & disembark
NB note: Train running times cannot be guaranteed by PRASA. Trains often run VERY late.
|Meet transfer staff in Premier Classe lounge – look out for signage with ‘’JB Train Tours’’ or your names/surnames on the sign|
|Transfer to hotel|
|Book in at hotel or Store luggage in store room at hotel|
|Morning at leisure|
|Lunch – own pocket|
|14:00||Book in at hotel|
|Afternoon at leisure|
|Dinner – own pocket|
|Evening at leisure|
|Overnight at hotel|
|Breakfast at hotel|
|Morning at leisure – own programme|
|Book out of hotel but luggage can stay in store room at hotel.|
|Lunch – own pocket|
|Transfer departs for Durban Airport (2hrs before flight departure time)|
(your choice – subject to availability)
|Flight departs for JHB Airport|
|+1 Hour later||Arrival at JHB Airport|
|End of tour|
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