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Premier Classe Train

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Comfortable compartments, acceptable food, staff try really hard to provide good service, and a unique view of the SA countryside. Worth doing? Yes. BUT ... No matter what they or the booking agent might tell you, reconcile yourself to the fact that you will not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank davem255
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The train was 10 hours late and then we could not unload our car without a major issue. Most disappointing was the lack of communication from the train manager, we could hardly locate him to update us on arrival and other issues. The staff were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeane90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten years ago I travelled on the Premier Classe Train when it was in its prime. It lived up to its hype of being a deluxe train ride at a reasonable price. I travelled on it again three weeks ago although came forewarned by other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank worlddiscoverer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love trains and I was really excited about this trip. I researched on Seat 61 and it sounded great. If I knew then what I know now, I would have skipped it altogether and flown to Cape Town. That was two days I could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank 2BeDetermined
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boarded the train at Johannesburg Thursday at 10:30am and broke down a number of times until just outside Kimberley Friday at 12:00. No electricity or running water for much of the time. Kimberley is a 4:30hr drive from Johannesburg. Jumped off the tracks onto another...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank BadgerB789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK the service, the lounge, restaurant, personal compartments are all what you hoped for. Food is so so OK, But unless you are prepared to put up with constant stop starts, and more importantly an open open check of your time, do not do it!!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought a few hours delay might be OK, who cares if we arrive at 3PM not 11.45? Not quite so simple. Train left Cape Town 1 hour late (problem in the yard). After 1 hour the train stopped. Seems one of the two locos...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Cape Town Premier lounge on time and along with the other passengers embarked upon the Premier class train to Johannesburg. Throughout the morning and afternoon the train continually stopped for long periods of time and we were told by the train manager...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank allan m
Reviewed 1 February 2019

I booked the trip from Cape town to Johannesburg as part of a surprise birthday treat for my partner. We arrived at the station and found the Premier Classe lounge and had coffee, boarded on time at 0850 for the advertised 0905 departure. From there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Dave G
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

We departed spot on time from JHB and headed for Cape Town. Had no expectations so we were surprised at the high level of the quality of food and general cleanliness of the various facilities. Train manager from the onset after our welcome drinks, mentioned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MICHAELT272
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Response from MortenD348 | Reviewed this property |
No WiFi . Purchase an international adapter.
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JasonC42
5 November 2018|
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Response from TravelswithMrH | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, everyone on my trip was very casual just jeans and shirts etc
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13 October 2018|
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Response from kobusvolschenk55 | Reviewed this property |
On arrival at Johannesburg station request one of the train staff to take you to the Premier Class Lounge in the station concourse, From there it is a short walk across the street to the Gautrain station for a link to the... More
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