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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888
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Wait, poor service and Gratuity tyranny

Journey started with a four hour delay - waiting in the lounge in JHB. When we did get underway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon J
via mobile
shosholoza meyl premier class

Instead of flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town we decided to spoil ourselves with a 'Premier... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“dining car” (17 reviews)
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 860 008 888

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Journey started with a four hour delay - waiting in the lounge in JHB. When we did get underway the Engine broke down overnight - Another four hour delay. It seems this service rarely runs on time Despite an elaborate welcome from a moustached gentleman...More

1  Thank Jon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town we decided to spoil ourselves with a 'Premier Class' trip on the Shosholoza Meyl train so we could take in the sights and scenery along the way. The check in process and pampering prior to departure left...More

2  Thank colrayner
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that we did enjoy the trip, but it was certainly not what was advertised. At £200 each it was a fraction of the price of the Blue Train, and we did feel we got value for money but it was...More

1  Thank jollybb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We left Cape Town 9am for an overnight to Joburg!!! Was an interesting trip, sleeper car was nice roomy even for the large luggage we had, there is room on top for more luggage. You get a welcome drink in the dining car and all...More

4  Thank theresa3849
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were worried about this part of our holiday as some of the reviews weren't good. We were very lucky the train was on time, comfortable and clean, food was very good and plentiful. Staff were very efficient. I can not fault any of it,...More

1  Thank sam1234310
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I have traveled numerous times on the train to either Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and highly recommend this train. The staff in the lounges and on the train are superb. The service I have been given is out of the top draw. Nothing has...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Premier Classe train is an alternative to flying and getting to see more of the countryside. We checked out how to board the train a few days before, and we were glad we did because the taxi couldn't pull up directly outside the entrance...More

2  Thank Charne T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were very excited to experience this train ride, after our South African safari, this was the last part of our trip back to Canada. We were advised of a delay at departure time which was at 09:05 but were told that the train was...More

5  Thank turbide_10
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I was a bit worried about taking this train as I read the past reviews, well I was wrong this train was brand new this was it 3rd trip, the train was well presented clean an I was totally blown away by the amount of...More

4  Thank Boxer1954
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Read about this service in The Telegraph - an affordable version of the famous Blue Train so organised our South African holiday around it . Unfortunately agents in U.K.are not able to make bookings so went to man at seat 61 website to find out...More

1  Thank anne c
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Cathy G
16 August 2017|
Response from Boxer1954 | Reviewed this property |
If your staying in s hotel get the hotel to get you a taxi that they use all the time and ask them to take you to the lounge the lounge is on the ground floor just under the escalator You stay there until you board the... More
Emery S
13 June 2017|
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go from Cape Town to Johannesburg. There is so much more to see and and during the night there is not much to see. The train leaves CT at 9.30 so you can take in all the Winelands. Depending on if the... More
15 May 2017|
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Response from AndreClaassens | Reviewed this property |
If you fly in to OT Tambo, my suggestion would be to take the Guatrain to the Sandton station, Stay in Sandton for the night and the next day you have a very short ride with the Gautrain to Park Station where you will board... More