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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We were supposed to arrive in Cape Town on Friday 1 pm but arrived at Saturday 1 am - about 12 hours late. We were told that we can sleep in the train till 7 am and then leave but were woken up at 5...More
What was supposed to be the most luxurious train journey as per their welcome letter turned out to be a huge disappointment. The train left Cape Town 35 minutes late, no big deal as we were on holiday and well prepared for a late arrival...More
The decor is from the 70s, but well maintained, the staff courteous, friendly and proud of their train.
Sitting in the lounge car watching the landscape go by is mesmerising, this is one of the most beautiful parts of Africa, that few people ever see....More
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
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 airport. JNB is a busy station, so be alert and make sure you do not display valuable items , jewelry. We had no problems on arrival and our short walk to the parking area outside the station. Enjoy the trip.
My apologies for the delay in responding. I am only familiar about the Johannesburg-Capetown trip. I do know the same company also has a Johannesburg-Durban trip, but I do not know about going from Durban to Capetown by... More
My apologies for the delay in responding. I am only familiar about the Johannesburg-Capetown trip. I do know the same company also has a Johannesburg-Durban trip, but I do not know about going from Durban to Capetown by train.