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South African Sleeper Trains

Sleeper Trains in South Africa

South Africa is privileged to have economy, semi-luxury and luxury sleeper trains travelling on several rail routes to many cities several times a week.

Economy Class (Tourist Class)
These basic overnight train coaches offer 2 and 4 guest fold down beds per compartment and a communal shower bathroom to share on one end of each train car. Bedding and meals are not always available, so bring your own sleeping bag and snacks. This option is also called the Tourist Class for travellers on a tight budget. More...

Semi-Luxury Class (Premier Class)
These semi-luxury overnight train coaches offer air-conditioned compartments, bedding and meals included. Compartments also have SA 3-pin electrical sockets, carpeted floors and a small storage cupboard.
Communal shower bathrooms are available at the end of each train car and are well serviced. This option is also called Premier Class. More...

Luxury Overnight Class (Blue Train)
The Blue Train, awarded both Africa‚Äôs Leading Luxury Train, and previously The World's Leading Luxury Train by the World Travel Awards, is a train to experience. This overnight 5 star  train hotel has been enjoyed by both kings and presidents, and continues to impress. More...

Semi-Luxury Touring Safari Class (Shongololo)
These are train tour safaris of several days at a time. You get to see wildlife, historical sights and the beauty of Africa. There are daily tours to different sights and experiences in tour buses with meals and overnight accommodation usually on-board the train. More...

Luxury Touring Class (Rovos)
"Discover Africa in the wood-panelled, gleaming five-star luxury of a bygone era" LONDON DAILY MAIL. Rovos Rail offers international award winning luxury tour trains, safaris and journeys from 2 to 28 days through South Africa, Southern Africa and even up to Dar Es Salaam or from Cape to Cairo. More...


 

Rail Travel is Still One of the Best Ways to see South Africa...
Meals
The Dining Car is where all meals can be enjoyed while tea time is served in the Premier Classe Lounge Car.

Meals are of a good standard in 1 to 2 sittings depending on how many passengers are on the trip. This is not a luxury service.

Dinner might consist of up to 4 or 5 courses starting with soup, then fish, meat as main course, desert, and ending with coffee.
There is also a reasonable selection of wines, soft drinks etc for sale. (Cash Bar)

Bathrooms
The Premier Classe Train has communal bathrooms at the end of each coach. Bathrooms are kept clean throughout your train journey. 

(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, 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

Premier Classe Train is a Semi-Luxury service similar to 2/3 star.

Excellent quality meals and service for the price you pay.

 

 

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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