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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 August 29, 2018
peterswendel25
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A painfull experience

The train arrived 4 hours late. It stopped every 5 minutes very frustrating. They didn't start... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
th0mas15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please advise why the train that left Johannesburg, Parkstation, yesterday (07/10/2018) at 13h30 instead of 12h30 has still not arrived at Cape Town station? The train keeps stopping every 2 kms for hours. People now don't have drinks and food. Who is accountable to ensure...More

2  Thank kgomotsoltd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled down from Johannesburg to capetown on the train believing it was going to be part of the holiday, how wrong were we, we arrived 7am to load the car, hung around very dangerous station until our train was due to depart, however train...More

Thank dcummi193995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train arrived 4 hours late. It stopped every 5 minutes very frustrating. They didn't start serving lunch until 3pm. There is real potential for a great train ride just needs decent management.

Thank th0mas15
Reviewed August 31, 2018 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

1  Thank Gilboa A
Reviewed August 29, 2018 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

3  Thank peterswendel25
Reviewed August 29, 2018

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 August 15, 2018 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 August 7, 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 July 24, 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 June 19, 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
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Response from Andrebeukes55 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I would seriously reconsider. A train journey need to open ended because departure time and arrival time is a guessing game. Like it may depart and it may arrive approximately 36 hours later than planned. The trains... More
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