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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888
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Relaxed journey Cape Town to Johannesburg

The Premier Classe train is an alternative to flying and getting to see more of the countryside. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charne T
Very Disappointed

We were very excited to experience this train ride, after our South African safari, this was the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Premier Classe train is an alternative to flying and getting to see more of the countryside. We checked out how to board the train a few days before, and we were glad we did because the taxi couldn't pull up directly outside the entrance...More

1  Thank Charne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very excited to experience this train ride, after our South African safari, this was the last part of our trip back to Canada. We were advised of a delay at departure time which was at 09:05 but were told that the train was...More

1  Thank turbide_10
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I was a bit worried about taking this train as I read the past reviews, well I was wrong this train was brand new this was it 3rd trip, the train was well presented clean an I was totally blown away by the amount of...More

4  Thank Boxer1954
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Private railway travel evokes some rather splendid images; The Orient Express and The Golden Eagle are but two of the companies offering the most luxurious of travel on board their private railway carriages. And wonderful they are too, to which I can attest. However, the...More

4  Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Read about this service in The Telegraph - an affordable version of the famous Blue Train so organised our South African holiday around it . Unfortunately agents in U.K.are not able to make bookings so went to man at seat 61 website to find out...More

1  Thank anne c
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Premier Classe Train takes you from Cape Town to Jo'burg for a little north of R3,000 pp in a double sleeper compartment. The Blue Train it is not, but then they are not asking R12k or R15k or so. Facilities on board are o.k....More

7  Thank TeflonMan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We took the Premier Classe train 3 years ago and it was excellent , but when we rebooked 3 years later it is almost unbelievable how it dropped in standard . Interior - not the same look anymore , very outdated , curtains removed ,...More

3  Thank Jean C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We did this journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We had read previous reviews and were therefore aware of the possible delays. We arrived in Cape Town 5 hours late (due to signalling problems) but this was at the beginning of our holiday so we...More

5  Thank samholiday2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I totally agree with the review Premier Classe Disaster. I wish to add my experience of additional lack of service and management. I missed my Friday evening flight to Durban due to our delay. I changed my flight by phone to Saturday morning which added...More

2  Thank davidhE1854JW
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Quite an experience. Staff very pleasant and helpful. The train is in the process of being revamped so curtains and furnishings sparse. But you get what you pay for. Not the Blue Train so don't lift your expectations. Food very average. Train clean and bedding...More

2  Thank Desiree E
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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 AndreClaassens | Reviewed this property |
I agree with RonaCCB Cape Town Winelands and the Karoo is the better part of the trip. If the trip is delayed you might miss out on the scenic part if you travel Jo'Burg to Cape Town.
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