Railway Station between Swartkops and Coega, 16 km North of Port Elizabeth on route to Alicedale. Takes its name from the genus of plants with succulent leaves, erect spikes of flowers and bitter juice, extracted from certain species. 

In 1873, Prime Minister John Molteno of the Cape Colony commenced work on connecting Port Elizabeth to the developing National Railway network, resulting in the Station Complex being located in the Historic central District, near the harbour. The prosperity which followed the construction of railways to the interior earned for the port the designation of "the Liverpool of South Africa."

The 'Apple Express', a narrow-gauge Tourist Train to Avontuur operates from the separate Station in Humewood Road near King's Beach. It departs regularly for Thornhill Village via a rail bridge over the Van Stadens River, the highest narrow-gauge Rail-Bridge in the World. The Van Stadens Bridge was built in 1904 and to this day remains operational for train excursion purposes. Come and enjoy a fun-filled family day whilst embraced by picturesque scenery enjoying your picnic. Experience the Culture of the Local inhabitants who trademark the Region, and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness en route to your Destination.
25° 28' 1.2", -33° 39' 46.8"

New Dictionary of South African Names by Peter E Raper