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Premier Classe Itinerary
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Example Itinerary - Premier Classe ***

Pre Departure

Guests arrive at the station and ask for the Premier Lounge to check in and enjoy some snacks, tea and coffee before departure. Staff will be available to help you board the train and assist with your luggage.

Departure Drinks

The train eases out of the station while guests make themselves comfortable in their cabins. On some Premier Train trips welcoming drinks and snacks are served in the Lounge Car.
(Please check if your ticket includes this option)

Tea
Tea is served on the afternoon or morning leg of your trip. (Please check if your ticket includes this option)

Scenery
By the time the train rides out of the city-limits some amazing South African landscapes should be visible from either your cabin or the lounge car.

Dinner
On the overnight leg (7-8pm) of the train trip a delicious complimentary dinner is served in the dining car. Juice, tea, and coffee is available with your meal or selection of South African wines, sodas and other drinks are for sale, if you would like something else to drink.
(Please check if your ticket includes this option)

Wake Up Call
If you enjoy an early morning wake up call with tea or coffee, this service is available.
(Please check if your ticket includes this option)

Breakfast
If you enjoy an ea
07:00am

    Early morning tea or coffee on request
  • 08:00am
    Breakfast in the Dining Car
  • 10:00  Morning tea in the Lounge Car or your room
  • 12:30  Lunch
  • 15:30  High tea in the Lounge Car or in the comfort of your room
  • 16:16  The train arrives in Cape Town

Cape Town to Johannesburg Schedule – Premier Classe Train

  • 08:00  Guests convene at the Premier Classe lounge at Cape Town station to check in and enjoy snacks, coffee and  tea.ee
  • 09:05  Depart from Cape Town station with welcoming drinks and snacks in the Lounge Car
  • 12:30  Lunch
  • 15:30  High tea in the Lounge Car or in the comfort of your room
  • 19:10  Dinner in the Dining Car

En-Route Wednesday

  • 07:00  Early morning tea or coffee is served on request
  • 09:00  Breakfast
  • 10:00  Morning tea in the Lounge Car or your room
  • 11:03  The train arrives in Johannesburg

(Please Note: The Premier Classe does not have bathrooms in compartments. Bathrooms are communal at each end of the coach. Compartments with bathroom en-suite can be booked on the luxurious Blue Train or Rovos Rail.

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If you are wanting a more affordable train journey, then rather look at the Tourist Class or Seated Class trains have to offer.


Seated Class      Tourist Class      Premier Classe

*** We only rate Premier Classe as similar to 3 stars

 

 

 

 

 

Rail Travel is Still One of the Best Ways to see South Africa...
Both our Blue Train and Rovos Rail offerings boast private bathrooms, some compartments even have baths. These two are arguably amongst the most luxurious trains in the world offering a regular overnight journey.

The premier service is provided by Shosholoza Meyl, a division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Rail services have been provided to South Africans for over 100 years by: Cape Government Railways (CGR), South African Railways and Harbours (SAR & H), South African Railways (SAR), Spoornet, Transnet, Transnet Freight Rail. Read More...

We are blessed to have many different train routes meandering through South Africa. From the semi-dessert Karoo between towns like Maatjiesfontein, De Aar, Beaufort West and Kimberley to sub-tropical cities like Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Train routes with endless horizons contrast with city-scapes and towering cliffs through the Hex River Valley or other mountain-passes. There are even rail routes passing close to the Kruger Park, and other bushveld regions while the route North past Pretoria, Mokopane, Polokwane, Musina follows in the rail road built to try and link Cape Town to Cairo.


PREMIER TRAIN ROUTES:


Bloemfontein >> Cape Town: (Groups Only)
Departs: Thursdays at 16:00am
(Includes: Luxury Shuttle to Kimberley, Dinner at Hotel, night tour through Kimberley's Historic Mine Town)
Freshen up at Cullinan Guest House or similar.
Single Compartment = R2,350 (Price Per Request)
Twin Compartment = R4,700
(Price Per Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Bloemfontein >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Thu, Sat, Mon at 04:46am
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Bloemfontein >> Port Elizabeth:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 20:30pm
Single Compartment = R1,510
Twin Compartment = R3,020
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Cape Town >> Bloemfontein:
(Groups Only)
Departs: Thursdays at 09:05am
(Includes: 1 night accommodation, breakfast and luxury shuttle from De Aar to Bloemfontein)
Single Compartment = R2,350 (Price Per Request)
Twin Compartment = R4,700
(Price Per Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Cape Town >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request

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Cape Town >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request

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Cape Town >> Kimberley:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = +/-R2,000 (Prices on Request)
Twin Compartment = +/-R4,000
(Prices on Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Durban >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Monthly 1st Sun after JHB >> DBN train at 17:30pm
Single Compartment = R1,290
Twin Compartment = R2,580
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Cape Town:

Departs: Thu at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Durban:

Departs: Last Fri of each month at 18:20pm
Single Compartment = R1,290
Twin Compartment = R2,580
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Kimberley:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = +/-R800 (Prices on Request)
Twin Compartment = +/-R1,600
(Prices on Request)

Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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J
ohannesburg >> Port Elizabeth:
Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R2,405
Twin Compartment = R4,810
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Port Elizabeth >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R1,510
Twin Compartment = R3,020
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Port Elizabeth >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R2,405
Twin Compartment = R4,810
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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