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Premier Classe Train

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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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All reviews blue train dining car train trip welcome drink hours late arriving rolling stock overnight sleeper crisp linen sleeper car informal atmosphere african sun step back in time jo burg behind the scenes recommend this trip left cape town three hours
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Reviewed today

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

Thank samberly
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank gbergus
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank kobusvolschenk55
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

2  Thank TwobeAlive
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We chose to go by train to see more of the landscape than we would have done by plane. Relaxing and informal atmosphere. Easy to get in contact to other passengers. We met some nice people and had a great time on the train.

2  Thank HanneH263
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I loved the experience of this train the old cars, the old fashioned dining car, the lovely staff the scenery it is a joy to be able to experience this at such a reasonable price but be prepared as it will run late. We were...More

1  Thank TravelswithMrH
Reviewed June 6, 2018

What a great way to see South Africa. Comfortable cabin with two beds and sink. Shower and toilet just along the corridor. Excellent meals and warm welcome with glass of cold champagne and nibbles. Your senses and belly will be full by the time you...More

1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

On our honeymoon in March, my husband and I took the train from Cape Town to Johannesburg and it was a truly fascinating way to see the country. The service was great -- just make sure you account for delays due to extra stops along...More

2  Thank sarahab2018
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October 12, 2018|
Response from TravelswithMrH | Reviewed this property |
The trip is amazing but as with other reviewers don’t be making onward plans as the train is often late. I was 2 hours late which didn’t cause me any issues but if you have connections it may be a problem. I would filter in... More
October 8, 2018|
Response from Jens F | Reviewed this property |
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
August 9, 2018|
Response from nanaelaine | Reviewed this property |
No no no it's about a bygone age lol