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Great views

Best part of the trip would be the most amazing views that you are able to see from the bottom... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Very bad management, good cabins

We planned to take the train from jo'burg to PE and ordered the tickets long before. On the day we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilboa A
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Adderly Street 8000 | CBD Johannesburg, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to take the train from jo'burg to PE and ordered the tickets long before. On the day we arrived there was a mess and nobody could tell us whether/when the train will depart. Eventually, we were taken by bus to Bloemfontein and then...More

Thank Gilboa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best part of the trip would be the most amazing views that you are able to see from the bottom bunks of the carriage. Great tasty burgers are one of the items that can be bought from the restaurant. Not much to do if you...More

1  Thank peterswendel25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great journey travelling from Johannesburg South to Cape Town..be spoilt in the dinning car with lovely food and big smiles from your attendants.Whilst your dining and watching the countryside roll by your beds will be turned down for a gentle nights sleep to a...More

Thank Jemi W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not a good trip. No bedding available, as there was a tour group on board. Just enough bedding for them, nothing available for passengers not part of this group. Also the train arrived in Cape Town after 7pm, instead of 3.30pm

Thank InaS1191
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We went to Joburg and back to CT. The train were 5 hours late with arrival at Joburg station and 11 hours late back at CT station!!! with lot of bad results. Very late at guesthouse and we lost a lot of maney.

Thank pomela23
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Our train departed Cape Town station 30 minutes late and by the time we got to Century City we were two and a half hours late! We had to wait for all the Metrofail trains because only one line was available. The cables for the...More

4  Thank NormanE158
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

If you value your time and money and realize that holidays are important for you either to relax or experience new things; avoid this

2  Thank Andrebeukes55
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We took the Shosholoza Meyl Train from Cape Town to Johannesburg as a different way to do some sightseeing in South Africa ! The tickets were bought through African Sun Travel on the internet and the transactions were easy , clear and efficiently done ....More

4  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We took the train from Johannesburg to Durban on May'18 in Premier Class. The cost is about 100 USD... which can be the same as is you look for a flight + hotel night + dinner + breakfast... or even less. From the moment we...More

2  Thank Nacho_LS
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to do something different this holiday... We've both always wanted to go on a "train holiday" and thought this was the perfect opportunity. We spent hours and hours reading reviews and seeing what people had to say... The majority of...More

5  Thank biancav809
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