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Premier Classe Train

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This journey reminded me of train journeys I undertook as a child from Calais to Interlaken. The carriages were reminiscent of Wagon Lits sleepers with the big plus of a shower in each carriage. The food was excellent, lunch tea and dinner were provided. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sinclair0504
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're after a bit of an adventure, a taste of 1970s train travel and 30+ hours of watching African scenery float by, this is the perfect train for you. If you're expecting precision timing, luxury facilities and gourmet provisions, it's probably not. Our own...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank MaryK12
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying this is not the luxury blue train but it was just what we wanted, clean comfortable, big windows that opened , all meals and snacks , again not gourmet food but very acceptable . The train ride was quiet and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sightsee10509687949
Reviewed 22 November 2018

First: don't expect this to be a 1st class travel experience. After reading many of the reviews, I was a little apprehensive. However, it is a great way to see a lot of the amazing country between Cape Town and Joburg. But if you have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We booked through a fabulous guy called Tertius Bester Without all his help we would have not been able to get train tickets as we could not get on the reservations system . We decided to use this mode of transportation to get from Cape...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It is a train and I know it is an infrastructure problem but this train is unreliable and we lost a full day in Cape Town due to the delays. Comfortable, clean, nice staff, great food and quality wine BUT, unreliable. Only book if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sjbrewer1960
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We booked this to get to Johannesburg from Cape Town as we had some time to kill and thought this would be a nice, easy way to see the African scenery. We arrived at the lounge for coffee and muffins and the train manager did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kimblezutron
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

This train is not “Premier Class” but it is a train and it is clean, comfortable and safe. We took the train from Johannesburg to Cape Town and we enjoyed watching the different landscapes. It had recently rained in the Karoo so it was filled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gbergus
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We were not in a hurry to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town, which was just as well given that we arrived at 19:45 pm instead of the scheduled 12:30 pm. We arrived at the Premiere Classe lounge reception at 9.30am. The room was already...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank PipPaul W
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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
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
9 October 2018|
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Response from TwobeAlive | Reviewed this property |
You can travel by train from Johannesburg to Durban and Johannesburg to Cape Town, but there is no connection from Durban via the coast to Cape Town by train. If you want to do this, look at bus companies or rent a... More