Reservations: +27 (0)11 100 4436 | Lodge +27 (0)13 751 6600

The Barberton Class 6 Steam Locomotive

Destination Details

  • Destination:
    Barberton, Mpumalanga
  • Average traveling time from Destiny Country Lodge:
    Approx. 1 hour by car
  • Costs:
    Free
  • Operating Hours:
    Always open

The Barberton Class 6 Steam Locomotive was in service in 1899 on the railway line between Barberton and Kaapmuiden.

In May 1971, this locomotive was transferred on its own steam on loose sections of rail from the Barberton Railway Station to its current site at the entrance in General Street.

A simple yet powerful sight not to be missed when visiting Destiny Country Lodge in White River, Mpumalanga.

Highlights

This locomotive was transferred on its own steam on the 13th May 1971 on loose sections of rail from the Barberton Railway Station to where it stands today in General Street. Officially, it was handed over to the Barberton City Council by the Hon. H.E. Martins, the then Deputy of Transport, on the 30th June 1972.

What you will see:

  • Steam Locomotive, SAR Class 6
  • Old Steam Locomotive Jacks (removed or stolen)
  • Old Railway Station signage
  • Plaque Info

Enjoy a memorable stay at Destiny Country Lodge while visiting the surrounding attractions.

About

Destiny Country Lodge is situated just outside of White River, Mpumalanga.

The lodge is 5 minutes from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) and offers shuttle services to and from the airport.

Direct flights are available between KMIA and Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo airport & Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban, Zambia (Livingstone), Polokwane (Polokwane International Airport), allowing for convenient transfers. When traveling to the Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga, Destiny Country Lodge can be used as your base while exploring the Kruger National Park (40 minutes to Numbi Gate) as well as Nelspruit, Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Barberton, Hazyview, God’s Window, The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, The Blyde River Canyon and various cultural villages.

LOCATION

CONTACT US

32 Airport Road (R538),
Plaston, White River, Mpumalanga
South Africa
Reservations: +27 (011) 100 4436
Lodge: +27 (0)13 751 6600
Manager: +27 (0)83 467 6400