Premier Classe

See South Africa from your private cabin!

Sick and tired of flights and car journeys? We know the feeling. Why not step aboard the Premier Classe train and watch the country pass you by from the luxury of your private cabin! It's a unique way to see the country.

Explore South Africa by Rail

The Premier Classe is a luxury train service that runs a variety of different routes around South Africa. It caters for a maximum of 126 guests in spacious and comfortable compartments, each with their own en-suite bathroom. There are a variety of rooms which can accommodate from 1 to 4 travellers, and an elegant Dining Car where you can savour a four-course lunch and five-course dinner. The Lounge Car is ideal for an aperitif or after-dinner drink and the afternoon high tea is an experience not to be missed.

Premier Classe currently operates 3 routes as listed below: Johannesburg-Cape Town; Johannesburg-Durban as well as Cape Town-Port Elizabeth. And plans to open new routes are underfoot! The service is excellent and the attention to detail will make you feel like a true guest. So kick back and relax in your luxury cabin with a cold drink in hand and watch as the sights and sounds of South Africa pass you by! There really is no better way to travel.

Premier Classe was founded in 2001, with only four coaches at the time. Since then it has expanded and now accommodates up to 126 guests in style and comfort. Before your journey even begins, you are spoilt with tea and coffee in the pre-departure lounge. Then step aboard and be escorted to your private cabin.

Lunch and dinner are both gourmet affairs and the cuisine is of the highest standard - if you would rather dine in your cabin that can be arranged. There is a cash bar at your disposal and the staff are available at your beck and call. Instead of an overpriced flight or hotel, you can enjoy a relaxing and luxury overnight journey aboard Premier Classe, and take in much of South Africa along the way!

NB: You can combine these train journeys with an African Safari and holiday - contact us to plan your tailor-made train trip!

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