11 August 2011

Shosholoza Meyl drops daily Johannesburg <> Cape Town tourist class service

update (01 Sept 2011): The Premier Classe train connection Johannesburg <> Durban will be scaled down to the last Friday of the month from October 2011.

@SouthAfricaRail (www.shosholoza-meyl.co.za) just tweeted that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has changed the time table of the Shosholoza Meyl long-distance train service connecting Johannesburg <> Cape Town. The tourist class will with immediate effect from 01 October 2011 only travel on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sunday and not daily as it used to be.
Shosholoza Meyl 's tourist class offers the traveller two person coup├ęs and four person compartments with bunk beds. The fare is currently R450/pax oneway.
During the day, the sleeper compartments are getting converted into suites with hot and cold water from a basin stowed underneath the fold-up table. Communal toilets and showers are available at the end of each coach.
It is advised to bring your own bedding, but it can also be purchased on board (R40/pax)
Food and Snacks can be taken on board or purchased in the dining car and from the compartment trolley service.
To book your train tickets, visit www.shosholoza-meyl.co.za.

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