Ride, the beloved steam train
As Alan Paton memorably said, this is a part of the country lovely beyond any singing of it. And what better way to admire it than from the coaches of a train. Paul Ash reports on a project to alleviate poverty by combining steam trains with a chapter from SA’s literary past
There is a little railway that climbs from the valley of the Umzimkulu River and weaves its way across rippling cane fields to Carisbrooke, then plunges down through wattle plantations to Ixopo.