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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888
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The slow train.........

I booked an overnight journey from Jo'burg to Durban on-line with African Sun Travel. Finding the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
Delays and apologies

The journey from Jhb to Capte Town started 2 hours late due to some technical problems, which we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked an overnight journey from Jo'burg to Durban on-line with African Sun Travel. Finding the embarkation area at Joburg station was something of a challenge not helped by rude dismissive officials at the gate. The premier class lounge was comfortable with adequate refreshments available....More

1  Thank Vivienne063
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The journey from Jhb to Capte Town started 2 hours late due to some technical problems, which we found out to be the non functioning air-conditioning in some of the carts. When we enquired about the air-conditioning they indicated tht they would sent the electrician....More

Thank hiltonv521
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this train from Jo'burg to Durban as we thought it would be a fun and romantic way to travel after our long flight from London. This turned out to be an absolute nightmare. The train was an hour and a half leaving Jo'burg...More

Thank Bib B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went Cape - Johannesburg, spent 2 nights with friends, went on Johannesburg- Durban. Boarding reasonably smooth. Food good. Enjoyed scenery in daylight parts of trip. Hours late arriving, don’t plan a critically timed transfer. Service generally good, but you may need to ask for...More

Thank petercot
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Journey started with a four hour delay - waiting in the lounge in JHB. When we did get underway the Engine broke down overnight - Another four hour delay. It seems this service rarely runs on time Despite an elaborate welcome from a moustached gentleman...More

2  Thank Jon J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Instead of flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town we decided to spoil ourselves with a 'Premier Class' trip on the Shosholoza Meyl train so we could take in the sights and scenery along the way. The check in process and pampering prior to departure left...More

2  Thank colrayner
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that we did enjoy the trip, but it was certainly not what was advertised. At £200 each it was a fraction of the price of the Blue Train, and we did feel we got value for money but it was...More

2  Thank jollybb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We left Cape Town 9am for an overnight to Joburg!!! Was an interesting trip, sleeper car was nice roomy even for the large luggage we had, there is room on top for more luggage. You get a welcome drink in the dining car and all...More

6  Thank theresa3849
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were worried about this part of our holiday as some of the reviews weren't good. We were very lucky the train was on time, comfortable and clean, food was very good and plentiful. Staff were very efficient. I can not fault any of it,...More

2  Thank sam1234310
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I have traveled numerous times on the train to either Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and highly recommend this train. The staff in the lounges and on the train are superb. The service I have been given is out of the top draw. Nothing has...More

1  Thank Mike L
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Cathy G
16 August 2017|
Response from Boxer1954 | Reviewed this property |
If your staying in s hotel get the hotel to get you a taxi that they use all the time and ask them to take you to the lounge the lounge is on the ground floor just under the escalator You stay there until you board the... More
Emery S
13 June 2017|
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go from Cape Town to Johannesburg. There is so much more to see and and during the night there is not much to see. The train leaves CT at 9.30 so you can take in all the Winelands. Depending on if the... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from AndreClaassens | Reviewed this property |
If you fly in to OT Tambo, my suggestion would be to take the Guatrain to the Sandton station, Stay in Sandton for the night and the next day you have a very short ride with the Gautrain to Park Station where you will board... More