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Premier Classe Train

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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

2  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank sjbrewer1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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

1  Thank gbergus
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

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 14 July 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 6 July 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 22 June 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
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Jason C
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Response from TravelswithMrH | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, everyone on my trip was very casual just jeans and shirts etc
13 October 2018|
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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
9 October 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