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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888
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Worth it but.....

Hard to review this trip. We had just arrived in Jo-burg and took the train to CT, thinking it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Cape Town to Johannesburg on Premier Class train

wife and I travelled on the Premier Classe train from Cape Town to Johannesburg on 13 Feb 2018. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
richard w
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  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to review this trip. We had just arrived in Jo-burg and took the train to CT, thinking it would be a nice way to acclimatize. It was. We had such a fabulous time hanging out with our college age kids whom we never see...More

Thank BklynBetty
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

wife and I travelled on the Premier Classe train from Cape Town to Johannesburg on 13 Feb 2018. We would unhesitatingly do the journey again. The scenery was wonderful, particularly at the Cape Town end, and the food was excellent and almost too much. The...More

Thank richard w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded the Rovos train at the wonderful Victoria Falls hotel, after a welcome drink and snacks, our cases were taken to our room before we boarded. We had lovely cabin and facilities, and the dining cars were beautiful. The food and wines were delicious...More

Thank nanaelaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every cent if you not in a rush, as said in previous reviews the train isn't always on time but that is no fault of the train itself but rather the railroad operators. The train is beautiful - spotless clean, delicious abundant food and...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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 31 December 2017

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 29 December 2017 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 25 December 2017 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
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9 February 2018|
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Response from hiltonv521 | Reviewed this property |
The booking went relatively smooth- these are the contact numbers- hope it helps- 002763-3797548 0027-86-5846404  Skype  AfricanSunTravel-com This Email comes with the best of travel wishes from Lauren De Vos at... More
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