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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888
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Overnight sleeper

We left Cape Town 9am for an overnight to Joburg!!! Was an interesting trip, sleeper car was nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A very pleasant experience

We were worried about this part of our holiday as some of the reviews weren't good. We were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left Cape Town 9am for an overnight to Joburg!!! Was an interesting trip, sleeper car was nice roomy even for the large luggage we had, there is room on top for more luggage. You get a welcome drink in the dining car and all...More

3  Thank theresa3849
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were worried about this part of our holiday as some of the reviews weren't good. We were very lucky the train was on time, comfortable and clean, food was very good and plentiful. Staff were very efficient. I can not fault any of it,...More

Thank sam1234310
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled numerous times on the train to either Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and highly recommend this train. The staff in the lounges and on the train are superb. The service I have been given is out of the top draw. Nothing has...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Premier Classe train is an alternative to flying and getting to see more of the countryside. We checked out how to board the train a few days before, and we were glad we did because the taxi couldn't pull up directly outside the entrance...More

2  Thank Charne T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were very excited to experience this train ride, after our South African safari, this was the last part of our trip back to Canada. We were advised of a delay at departure time which was at 09:05 but were told that the train was...More

4  Thank turbide_10
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I was a bit worried about taking this train as I read the past reviews, well I was wrong this train was brand new this was it 3rd trip, the train was well presented clean an I was totally blown away by the amount of...More

4  Thank Boxer1954
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Read about this service in The Telegraph - an affordable version of the famous Blue Train so organised our South African holiday around it . Unfortunately agents in U.K.are not able to make bookings so went to man at seat 61 website to find out...More

1  Thank anne c
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Premier Classe Train takes you from Cape Town to Jo'burg for a little north of R3,000 pp in a double sleeper compartment. The Blue Train it is not, but then they are not asking R12k or R15k or so. Facilities on board are o.k....More

7  Thank TeflonMan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We took the Premier Classe train 3 years ago and it was excellent , but when we rebooked 3 years later it is almost unbelievable how it dropped in standard . Interior - not the same look anymore , very outdated , curtains removed ,...More

4  Thank Jean C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We did this journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We had read previous reviews and were therefore aware of the possible delays. We arrived in Cape Town 5 hours late (due to signalling problems) but this was at the beginning of our holiday so we...More

5  Thank samholiday2017
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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
15 May 2017|
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Response from AndreClaassens | Reviewed this property |
If you fly in to OT Tambo, my suggestion would be to take the Guatrain to the Sandton station, Stay in Sandton for the night and the next day you have a very short ride with the Gautrain to Park Station where you will board... More