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Premier Classe Train

111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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This is "African Time" - just sit back and watch the world go by - don't be in such a hurry

I always enjoy rail travel and often opt for it when I can in preference to flying. Our travel... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christopher K
Awesome trip

What a treat! Marvellous staff. So friendly and service excellent. Food was delicious. Train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally T
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
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“blue train” (38 reviews)
“train trip” (14 reviews)
“welcome drink” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
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111 Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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"blue train"
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"train trip"
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"welcome drink"
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"lounge car"
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"hours late arriving"
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"wonderful journey"
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"rolling stock"
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"beds were comfortable"
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"overnight sleeper"
in 2 reviews
"multiple courses"
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"sleeper car"
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"south africa"
in 18 reviews
"african sun"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
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"sparkling wine"
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"jo burg"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My wife and I took the Premiere Classe service in early February 2018 from Jo'burg to Cape Town. We had been looking forward to the overnight trip as one of the highlights of our holiday, but it was disappointing, to say the least. Check-in and...More

4  Thank Nick186466
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Hard to review this trip. We had just arrived in Jo-burg and took the train to CT, thinking it would be a nice way to acclimatize. It was. We had such a fabulous time hanging out with our college age kids whom we never see...More

3  Thank BklynBetty
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

wife and I travelled on the Premier Classe train from Cape Town to Johannesburg on 13 Feb 2018. We would unhesitatingly do the journey again. The scenery was wonderful, particularly at the Cape Town end, and the food was excellent and almost too much. The...More

4  Thank richard w
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We boarded the Rovos train at the wonderful Victoria Falls hotel, after a welcome drink and snacks, our cases were taken to our room before we boarded. We had lovely cabin and facilities, and the dining cars were beautiful. The food and wines were delicious...More

4  Thank nanaelaine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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mojitolovers
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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