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Address: Adderly Street 8000, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 87 802 6674
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Johannesburg To Durban Return Train Trip - Nov 2016 !!

I would like to share with you the wonderful train experience in South Africa. I agree with the view point of previous reviews, which stated that this train journey is a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
happyfingers2014
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Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would like to share with you the wonderful train experience in South Africa. I agree with the view point of previous reviews, which stated that this train journey is a beautiful jewel that is not known by many people. When you take a train trip you get to your holiday destination refreshed after a nights rest. You arrive there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to see South Africa. The scenery was wonderful, especially sunset. The cabin was not very clean. our sink did not drain. The bathrooms do not have soap. Food in the train was decent. Our train ride from Cape Town to Joburg was over 28 hrs long. It gets cold at night during the winter and there is... More 

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Patensie, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pe to joberg to treat the kids on a train ride, Too long I'm afraid we were delayed 4 hours. Service was good, cleanliness not on standard at all. Toilets blocked and filthy, no warm water in showers, we cleaned out our cabin with dettol. Booked return tickets but will fly back for sure. Its a shame as a few... More 

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Plumstead, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Platform not clearly marked at departure point and staff not very organized. One definitely does not get your moneys worth. To embark is a nightmare as "pergatory" looms between the platform and the train. First impressions were of an unwashed exterior. The swingback door when carrying luggage is traumatic. Not enough ladders for the 4 sleepers (potentially dangerous for seniors... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Caught the overnight train from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Great experience and good break from planes. Rented our own tourist class cabin which was surprisingly comfortable. Wouldn't want a longer journey though and still had to use the communal facilities. Opted to hire bedding (instead of using our sleeping bags). Our beds were made up for us by the porter... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

No Toilrt paper - Walls & Floors filthy - Stations equally filthy and not safe - Plugs do not work in rooms - locks broken on doors. Told to bring my own mug for coffee - First night had no coffee and ice machine was broken - Bedding takes forever to get to uyou - heaters do not work and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The food is absolutely atrocious. Worst food experience. Yes the trip is rather good and relaxing in some instances, but a lot of stops. TV does not work in the gathering lounge. Cant even connect your laptop to their mains - no power. Rather take your own food for the 27-28 hour train ride. Food rating is approximately one (1)... More 

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We booked the above sleeper train direct from the UK without any problems Arriving at Durban station, we found that there was no lounge - so the Train Manager took us straight to the train, where we met the gentleman who would look after us. We had a lovely compartment (toilet at both end both plus one shower in the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were two travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The online booking was easy and user friendly. The cost 690ZAR pp is good value. The ticket office only opens up at 8am so grab a coffee at one if the nearby vendors. The waiting 'space' is nothing spectacular. Once aboard the trip was comfy and pleasant. The staff are friendly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We rode from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The meals and service were very good. There is one shower and two toilet rooms in each car; there are only seven cabins in each car so we never had to wait. The security was good; we never felt uncomfortable. This is budget luxury. The dress was casual which is what we wanted---no... More 

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