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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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No murder mystery but a great deal

What a great way to see South Africa. Comfortable cabin with two beds and sink. Shower and toilet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann H
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Newchapel,United Kingdom
Unique way to see South Africa

On our honeymoon in March, my husband and I took the train from Cape Town to Johannesburg and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sarahab2018
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank sarahab2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Sleeping on the trains in South Africa saves a lot of time. It is a shame that you cannot enjoy this level of service in the UK any more, so head off to The Commonwealth because that is where the party is happening!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was on the Johannesburg to Cape Town March 22 trip. Others on that trip indicated that they came with great expectations, but in the end, said the delays made the overall experience disappointing. If great expectations were based on prior reviews, especially those in...More

1  Thank Jens F
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I always enjoy rail travel and often opt for it when I can in preference to flying. Our travel dates were just on the Easter weekend so flights to George and Cape Town were prohibitively expensesive anyway so we decided to leave one day earlier...More

Thank Christopher K
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a treat! Marvellous staff. So friendly and service excellent. Food was delicious. Train spotlessly clean. Bedding crispy clean and beds very comfortable. Hot shower and flush toilet. I will definitely recommend this journey and I will do it again and again. Stress free travelling...More

Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Scenery is good and varied, cabin is comfortable. Service was abysmal - rude, unfriendly and aggressive - polar opposite to hospitality and service everywhere else we traveled in South Africa. Food was average at a generous best. I saw one reviewer that likened them to...More

1  Thank Jubtin
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Arrived at the Premiere Classe Lounge after huge expectations......wrong!! What a dump! Dirty and cold, half the guests were actually outside the lounge on part of the concourse. It was all self service coffee etc which was ok I guess. Train was there waiting for...More

Thank APM111
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As enthusiastic and avid train travelers all over the world my wife and I traveled on the Premier Class Train for the 3rd time in less than 4 years recognizing 2-3 faithful and committed staff members from previous journeys. Our journey started on the 27...More

5  Thank Desmond B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We found this company on the Internet when searching for tickets for the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe train from Cape Town to Johannesburg. We sent out requests to several companies and Tertius Bester of Fusion Travel responded almost immediately. He provided all the information we...More

2  Thank Bill P
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TravelswithMrH
16 April 2018|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We were 2 hours late returning Joberg in February. Well worth the trip. Have you booked?
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jenr1082
9 February 2018|
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Response from hiltonv521 | Reviewed this property |
The booking went relatively smooth- these are the contact numbers- hope it helps- 002763-3797548 0027-86-5846404  Skype  AfricanSunTravel-com This Email comes with the best of travel wishes from Lauren De Vos at... More
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Cathy G
16 August 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
Check out Google Maps or Maps.me You need to go to the lower level not the main entrance. You need to go around the back of the building and come in the side entrance.
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