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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).
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.
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. More...
ECONOMY / BUDGET TRAIN TOURS:
We have several economy / budget tours on offer in South Africa:
- Argus Train Tour
- Namaqualand Flower Train Tour
- Two Oceans Marathon Train Tour
- Comrades Marathon Train Tour
- Namibia Train Tour
- Kruger National Park Train & Bus Tour
- 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