The Cape Town
train starts /ends in Pretoria. All other trains depart from Johannesburg.
There is no train between Harare and Jo'burg/Pretoria.
Under NO circumstances use the METRO near
Johannesburg. I 'm
going to repeat this: Under NO circumstances use the METRO near Johannesburg
- YOU WILL GET
Also please note that even the pleasant trip between
Pretoria/Jo'burg to Cape Town has been marred with squatter kids throwing
bricks at the trains. Happens just outside Potchefstroom and 2 places just
outside Cape Town. My advice is to sit facing the direction you have come
from if your window is open.
Please note - The train to Harare does not run anymore!
Central reservations 086 000 888 or Jo'burg 011 774
Travelling 2nd class is fine. Just watch out for
flying bricks near any squatter camp - It is a big joke for the kids &
pelting the train as it passes is their daily entertainment. A good idea
is to sit with your back in the direction you are travelling to. The 2
current problem areas is Cape Town and Potchefstroom.
The Gravy Train
This train is only accessible for some Government
officials. Sorry guys - you'll have to use Spoornet!
The Blue Train and Rovos Rail
Very expensive - so we'll leave it out for now. But
if you want the info I do have it. And we can book it at the same price
you can ... with much less hassles.