The Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe

Experience South Africa

This 25-hour journey through South Africa between Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, and Cape Town, at the foot of the famous Table Mountain.

Travel this 1600km journey in style aboard the Shosholza Meyl Premier Classe train.

About this journey

The Shoholoza Meyl is a regular deluxe service that must be booked in advance.

Route – Johannesburg – CapeTown – Durban – Johannesburg

With an air-conditioned sleeping compartment and a great food service, this is a fantastic journey and a fantastic train to enjoy as part of a bigger adventure.

Johannesburg to Cape Town

Johannesburg ► Durban
Days of running: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Johannesburg depart 17:30 day 1
Germiston 18:43 day 1
Ladysmith 04:06 day 2
Pietermaritzburg 08:21 day 2
Durban arrive 11:59 day 2
Type of train: Shosholoza Meyl Tourist & Economy

 


Johannesburg to Durban

Durban ► Johannesburg
Days of running: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Durban 19:15 day 1
Pietermaritzburg 22:04 day 1
Ladysmith 03:34 day 2
Germiston 11:38 day 2
Johannesburg arrive 12:36 day 2
Type of train: Shosholoza Meyl Tourist & Economy

 


Durban to Johannesburg

Johannesburg ► Port Elizabeth
Days of running: Wed, Fri, Sun Fridays
Johannesburg depart 13:15 day 1 19:30
Kroonstad 17:27 day 1 TBD
Bloemfontein 20:30 day 1 12:30
Nouport 02:20 day 2
Port Elizabeth arrive 09:10 day 2
Type of train: Shosholoza Meyl Tourist & Economy Shosholoza MeylEconomy

 


Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ► Johannesburg
Days of running: Wed, Fri, Sun Fridays
Port Elizabeth depart 11:00 day 1
Nouport 19:45 day 1
Bloemfontein 02:05 day 2 23:25
Kroonstad 05:23 day 2 TBD
Johannesburg arrive 09:18 day 2 05:10
Type of train: Shosholoza Meyl Tourist & Economy Shosholoza Meyl Economy

 


Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

Johannesburg ► East London
Days of running: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Johannesburg 14:20 day 1
Kroonstad 18:32 day 1
Bloemfontein 21:35 day 1
East London 10:20 day 2
Type of train: Shosholoza MeylTourist & Economy

 


East London to Johannesburg

East London ► Johannesburg
Days of running: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
East London 14:15 day 1
Bloemfontein 03:37 day 2
Kroonstad 06:59 day 2
Johannesburg 11:03 day 2
Type of train: Shosholoza Meyl Tourist & Economy

 


 

Shosholoza Meyl tourist class fares

 

Shosholoza Meyl tourist class fares
Route: Fares from:
Johannesburg to Cape Town R690 (£33/$50)
Johannesburg to Durban R330 (£16/$24)
Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth R500 (£24/$36)
Johannesburg to East London R490 (£23/$35)
Johannesburg to Kimberley R240 (£12/$17)
Cape Town to Johannesburg R690 (£33/$50)
Cape Town to Kimberley R470 (£22/$33)
Durban to Johannesburg R330 (£16/$24)

Accommodation

  • Air Conditioned carriages
  • All bedding and amenities
  • Single coupé
  • 2 berth cabin
  • 4 berth cabin
  • Lavatories and shower cubicles

Meals

  • Restaurant car with TV
  • Meals included with your fare
  • Welcome drinks and snacks
  • Full English breakfast
  • Four-Course lunch
  • High-tea
  • Five-Course dinner

Other Services

  • Premier Classe lounge car with TV
  • Tea, coffee and juices included
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverage for an extra fee
  • Premier Classe passengers may use the Premier Classe VIP lounges at the Cape Town and Johannesburg stations to check-in
  • A car transportation for private cars is available

The Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe deluxe trains offer air-conditioned sleeper compartments in either single-berth coupes, two-berth coupes, or family compartments.

There are communal lavatory and shower options and your fare includes bedding, all amenities and breakfast.