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Premier Classe Online Bookings

Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe deluxe trains travel on routes between Johannesburg - Cape Town and Johannesburg - Durban weekly. Included in the fare is 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.

Johannesburg - Cape Town train journey


Johannesburg - Cape Town

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 25-hour train journeys between Johannesburg and Cape Town. This 1600km journey perfectly illustrates South Africa "a world in one country."

Premier Classe Catering

Food & Beverage

Great food! Superb service

The fare on Pemier Classe includes a classy food and beverage schedule, starting with welcome drinks and snacks at the lounge on check in, a full English breakfast, four course luncheons and a five course dinner in the dining car.


Car Transport

Private car transport

Take your car with you on holiday. Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe car transport for sedan and 4x4's is available on train routes Johannesburg - Cape Town and Johannesburg - Durban in both directions.


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Service details

  • Premier Classe trains are air-conditioned.
  • Bedding, luxury amenities and towels are included in the fare.
  • Single passengers travel in a single-berth coupé by themselves, Two passengers, (if related or booked as such), travel in a 2-berth coupe, Families (with kids up to 9 years of age) travel in 4-berth family compartments.
  • Premier Classe trains have a special restaurant car and a Premier Classe lounge car with TV.
  • Each sleeper-car has lockable lavatories and shower cubicles with a changing area at the end of the corridor.
  • The fare includes a classy meal package starting with tea/coffee muffins at the Premier Classe lounge, a welcome reception on the train, breakfast, 4 course lunch, high tea and five course dinner.
  • Tea/coffee and juices are also included in the package, while sodas and alcoholic beverage are charged for.
  • Premier Classe passengers use the Premier Classe VIP lounges at the Cape Town and Johannesburg stations to check-in.
  • Motor car transport for private cars is available on routes Johannesburg – Cape Town and Johannesburg – Durban.

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