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Premier Classe Train

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Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank James B
Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank allan m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1  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
Thank MortenD348
Reviewed 6 January 2019

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
2  Thank Sinclair0504
Reviewed 2 January 2019

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
3  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
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29 January 2019|
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Response from MortenD348 | Reviewed this property |
No WiFi . Purchase an international adapter.
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