'The Prince Alfred Omnibus Will, till further notice, leave Mr Welch's Premises, opposite the Wesleyan Chapel, West Street Durban, for Pietermaritzburg, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6 o'clock a.m., and return from the Crown Hotel, Pietermaritzburg, the alternate days. Fares 30s. Seats and parcels must be booked and prepaid. Passengers and parcels will be booked on the premises.'
Natal Mercury 20 March 1863
Note: Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's son, had paid a Royal Visit to the Colony in September 1860, and his name was remembered in a variety of ways.