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SEATED PASSENGER TRAIN:
This travel option offers open plan seating similar to a bus with no sleeping facilities. There are about 70 seats per coach and two toilets and wash basins are available on each end of the coach. Please Note: There are no sleeping areas on these coaches as seats are similar to bus seats. Bring a sleeping bag as these coaches can get very cold at night. Also bring food and a flask with your own hot tea or coffee already made. More...

SLEEPER PASSENGER TRAIN:
There are two sleeper compartment types on most routes, economy (Tourist Class) and semi-luxury / upmarket (Premier).

Economy Sleeper:

The economy sleeper coach offers very basic private or shared compartments with two very basic shared shower bathrooms per coach at a very affordable price. We recommend you bring your own sleeping bag, hot water flask and meals as dining cars and bedding services are not always available. Train compartments can also get very cold at night if the heater does not work properly.

Semi-Luxury Sleeper:
The Semi-Luxury Sleeper is an upmarket passenger train that travels many of the same routes as the economy class but at 10 times the quality. The train offers several private compartments per coach with two good quality shared shower bathrooms per coach.
All bedding and meals are included while there is a cash bar for drinks and coldrinks.
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ECONOMY / BUDGET TRAIN TOURS:
We have several economy / budget tours on offer in South Africa: 

  1. Argus Train Tour
  2. Namaqualand Flower Train Tour
  3. Two Oceans Marathon Train Tour
  4. Comrades Marathon Train Tour
  5. Namibia Train Tour
  6. Kruger National Park Train & Bus Tour
  7. Many More...

SEMI-LUXURY / UPMARKET TRAIN TOURS:
Offer private compartments with luxury bedding and shared bathrooms per coach. Tasty meals are served in the dining car and are included in the tour rates (drinks not included).
These tours are usually 25 hours or less between Johannesburg and Cape Town, or Johannesburg and Durban.

LUXURY TRAIN TOURS:
Offer private luxury compartments with luxury bedding and a private luxury bathroom per compartment. All meals are included in the rate and are served in the dining car (Drinks not included). These train tours vary between 2 Day, 4 Day, 7 Day, 14 Day or 28 Day Tours throughout Africa.

ULTRA-LUXURY TRAIN TOURS:
Offers private luxury train accommodation in well appointed compartments or suites with luxury bedding, furniture and comfort. 5 Star meals and all drinks are included in the rate and are served in the dining car. These tours vary in length from 2 Days, 4 Days, 7 Day or 28 Day Tours through the length and breadth of Africa.

ECONOMY SLEEPER CLASS: (Economy or Tourist Class)

Economy Sleeper Class offers cheap, safe, long distance train travel in South Africa between cities. This is one of the cheapest travel options in South Africa. Train tickets at an affordable price. Train ticket rates are determined daily for your train trip. Economy Sleeper Class Train Tickets are available for the following routes:
Cape Town to Johannesburg
Cape Town to Kimberley
Durban to Johannesburg
Johannesburg to Cape Town
Johannesburg to Durban
Johannesburg to Kimberley


 
 
 
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TRAIN TOURS:

Take a train tour through South Africa, Southern Africa or Africa and enjoy one of the best ways to see the country or the continent for that matter. We have a rail safari suited to your level of luxury from exclusive luxury, suited for celebrities or the ultra rich, down to budget train trips for those on a tight budget.

A must on anyone's bucket-list, or the ultimate gift for that couple who have everything, or the honeymoon experience that dreams are made of.

Semi-Luxury Train Tours:
This tour offer the following routes:
Johannesburg >> Cape Town
Cape Town >> Johannesburg
Johannesburg >> Durban
Durban >> Johannesburg
Johannesburg >> Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth >> Johannesburg

runs between offer private compartments with luxury bedding and shared bathrooms per coach. Tasty meals are served in the dining car and are included in the tour rates (drinks not included).
These tours are usually 25 hours or less between Johannesburg and Cape Town, or Johannesburg and Durban.

Tour Types:
1 Day Train Tour (Pretoria to Cape Town)
1 Day Train Tour (Cape Town to Pretoria)
1 Day Tour Johannesburg to Cape Town)
3 Day Train Tour (Pretoria to Victoria Falls)

2 Day Train Tour
4 Day Train Tour
12 Day Train Tour
13 Day train Tour
15 Day Train Tour
16 Day Train Tour
28 Day Train Tour (Cape To Cairo)
Tours range from 1 or Day Tours, to 28 Day Tours.


Semi-Luxury Train Tours: offer private compartments with luxury bedding and shared bathrooms per coach. Tasty meals are served in the dining car and are included in the tour rates (drinks not included).
These tours are usually 25 hours or less between Johannesburg and Cape Town, or Johannesburg and Durban.

Luxury Train Tours: offer private luxury compartments with luxury bedding and a private luxury bathroom per compartment. 5 Star meals are included in the rate and are served in the dining car (Drinks not included). These train tours vary between 2 Day, 4 Day, 7 Day, 14 Day or 28 Day Tours throughout Africa.

Exclusive Luxury Tours: offers private luxury train accommodation in well appointed compartments or suites with luxury bedding, furniture and comfort. 5 Star meals and all drinks are included in the rate and are served in the dining car. These tours vary in length from 2 Days, 4 Days, 7 Day or 28 Day Tours through the length and breadth of Africa.

 

 

 

TRAIN TOURS:

South Africa has tours running between most large cities:

Blue Train:
Pretoria to Cape Town
Cape Town to Pretoria
Pretoria to Durban to Pretoria
like Cape Town to different cities and offering different levels of luxury, from Economy-Sleeper Class, Economy Deluxe Sleeper Class, Luxury Class, Exclusive Luxury Class.

DELUX SLEEPER CLASS
(Premier Class)
Delux Sleeper Class offers safe long distance, city to city, passenger train travel between Cape Town and Johannesburg bedding, amenties, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Premier Classe trains offer air-conditioned sleeper cars with single-berth coupes, two-berth coupes, family compartments and communal lavatories and showers. Simply complete the booking form below and we will send a quotation, confirming services, travel dates, timetable and fares.. Routes include Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth on a weekly bases.

GROUP TICKETS:
We assist schools with their school train tours, train hire, bus tours, bus hire and accommodation. Please fill the form in so we can assist you with your next school or group tickets.

ECONOMY TICKETS:  (Economy or Tourist Class)

All economy tickets need to be paid 100% in advance via EFT or Direct Bank Deposit before a ticket can be booked. Once your payment shows we will be able to see what's available and book a compartment for you. We hope to have an online train ticket booking system running in the future.

Where train tickets are not available for your planned route please click here: Shuttles or Bus Tickets.

Economy Sleeper Class offers cheap, safe, long distance train travel in South Africa between cities. This is one of the cheapest travel options in South Africa. Train tickets at an affordable price. Train ticket rates are determined daily for your train trip. Economy Sleeper Class Train Tickets are available for the following routes:
Cape Town to Johannesburg (+/-R640pp)
Cape Town to Kimberley (+/-R400pp)
Durban to Johannesburg (+/-R400pp)
Johannesburg to Cape Town (+/-R640pp)
Johannesburg to Durban (+/-R400pp)
Johannesburg to Kimberley (R350pp)

Please fill the form to make an enquiry. (Instant Online Train Bookings Pending) If train tickets are not available for your route, please click "shuttles" or "Bus Tickets" for other options.

South Africa has trains running daily between different cities and with different levels of luxury from seated economy, sleeper-economy.

Cape Town to Johannesburg and back passing through the following towns:
Bellville
Hugenot
Wellington
Worcester
Matjiesfontein
Langsburg
Beaufort West
Hutchinson
De Aar

 

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