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Premier Classe ***
The Premier Classe is the 1st class night train / overnight train in South Africa by PRASA. Although it is marketed as luxury, it is more like a semi-luxury experience. For luxury trains please look at our Blue Train and Rovos Rail offerings.
This semi-luxury sleeper train offers some luxuries like: well prepared meals, quality bedding, well serviced communal bathrooms, dining and lounge cars, well educated and helpful staff, toiletries and gowns, if requested.  This is the only semi-luxury over night / sleeper train offering meals, bedding and some luxuries. These trains travel several times per week on various train routes throughout South Africa, and can be booked well in advance.

(Please Note: The Premier Classe does not have private bathrooms.

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Facilities on-board are much better than the Tourist Class (Economy Sleeper) overnight train. Although marketed extensively as a luxury service, the Premier Class is more like semi-luxury because bathroom facilities are shared. very good, similar to 3 star, but you will not have your own bathroom. Well maintained shower bathrooms are available on each coach and are shared between +/-14 guests per coach.

All meals and bedding are included on this train travel option. There is also a smart lounge car for relaxing, and an upmarket dining car where all your chef prepared meals are served.

Before boarding, all Premier Classe passengers meet in the Premier Lounge for arrival drinks.

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

Shosholoza Meyl, South African Railways'  The premier service is provided by Shosholoza Meyl, a division of PRASA.

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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The Premier Classe is also called: Premier Train, Premier Class, The Premier, Semi Luxury Train, Deluxe Train.
 
 
 

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