11.45 AM - 12.30 PM
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Johannesburg train station

Booking notes

Option 1: The quoted price of R 6,850 is per person based on sharing a 4-bed compartment on the train and a double or twin hotel room.

Option 2: R 7,050 per person sharing a 2-bed coupe on the train and a double or twin hotel room. Note the number of coupes on the train is limited.

The above prices are for Tours No. 1 – 16.

* = Peak-season’s will be +R700 per person extra, due to the higher transport costs & hotel prices.

Please contact us if there are more than two people travelling.

Departing from Johannesburg with a tour guide travelling along, this is a casual holiday train tour. It is ideal for families; those who haven’t been on a train holiday or haven’t visited Cape Town before, at a rate not to be repeated. 

This six day tour is a combination of: travelling by Shosholoza Meyl train to Cape Town and fly back to Johannesburg, enjoying 5 days in Cape Town at a very affordable rate, sleeping in a top 4 star hotel, enjoying the beach and sea, visiting the most popular tourist destinations in Cape Town; or just relax. This is REAL value for money.

Any person who is interested in visiting Cape Town and surroundings, travelling up Table Mountain by cable car or crossing the sea to Robben Island by boat, enjoying the scenery at Cape Point or just want to have fun, may travel along. i.e. Families & friends from anywhere. This is very suitable for ‘stokvel’ members, church groups and clubs as well.

This is a very affordable train trip with options on how many persons you want to be in a compartment, what you would like to do and what to visit. 

 

Tour DateTour No.
18 – 24 Mar  CPT 1 
27 Apr – 2 May CPT 2 
8 – 13 Jul (SH) CPT 3 
28 Sept - 3 Oct (SH) CPT 4 
30 Sept - 5 Oct (SH) CPT 5 
2 – 7 Oct (SH) CPT 6 
2 - 7 Dec    CPT 7 
7 – 12 Dec (SH)  CPT 8 
11 – 16 Dec (SH)  CPT 9 
14 – 19 Dec (SH)  CPT 10* 
16 – 21 Dec (SH) CPT 11
21 – 26 Dec  (SH) CPT 12* 
23 - 28 Dec (SH)CPT 13* 
28 Dec – 2 Jan 2019 (SH) CPT 14* 
30 Dec – 4 Jan 2019 (SH) CPT 15* 
4 – 9 Jan 2019 (SH)CPT 16*


NB! CPT 1 - 7 day tour returning by flight

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME:

(SH)
 = School Holidays
* = Peak-season rates apply

Itinerary

Provisional Programme

Day 1

  • From 11:45 Passengers meet at Johannesburg train station – Platform 16 turnstiles
  • 12:30 Train departs from Johannesburg 
  • Dinner served on the train (included in the tour price)
  • Travel overnight

Day 2

  • 07:00 Breakfast on the train (included in the tour price)
  • All other meals available on train (own cost)
  • 15:30 Arrival in Cape Town
  • Book in at Hotel
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner served at hotel (included in the tour price)

Days 3

  • 07:00 Breakfast served at the Hotel (included in the tour price)
  • All other meals available (own cost)
  • Circular bus trip – hop-on & hop-off (included in the tour price)
  • Optional excursions to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Castle of Good Hope, Parliament, Beach, (entry fees to excursions excluded from the tour price)
  • Bus shuttle to V&A Waterfront & Canal Walk (included in the tour price)

Day 4

  • 07:00 Breakfast served at the Hotel (included in the tour price)
  • All other meals available (own cost)
  • Excursions to Cape Point, Wine Cellar, Hout Bay & beach. (Entry to Cape Point & Bus trip included in the tour price.)

Days 5

  • 07:00 Breakfast served at the Hotel (included in the tour price)
  • All other meals available (own cost)
  • Circular bus trip – hop-on & hop-off (included in the tour price)
  • Optional excursions to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Castle of Good Hope, Parliament, Beach, (entry fees to excursions excluded from the tour price)
  • Bus shuttle to V&A Waterfront & Canal Walk (included in the tour price)

Day 6

  • 07:00 Breakfast served at the Hotel (included in the tour price)
  • Check out of the Hotel. 
  • Last minute shopping.
  • 10:00 Bus departs for Cape Town Airport
  • 11:55 Flight departs
  • 13:55 Arrive at Johannesburg Airport

*** End of tour ***

Please note that running times of the trains are not guaranteed. Trains often run very late.

Cancellation Policy

General Booking Terms
* A R1,750 per person deposit will secure your reservation
* Deposits are non- refundable
* The balance must be paid by latest 6 weeks before the departure date.
* Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to travel a 100 % cancellation fee will apply.
* You are allowed to cancel up to 6 weeks before the tour departs. Remember, deposits are not refundable.

Children policy

Children ages 2 – 9 pay the above ‘child’ prices. Younger children, sharing a bed with a parent, will travel free of charge. Child’s ID to be provided (we need a copy of birth certificate for children under 9 years).

Child price:
R 6,850 in a 2-Bed Coupe with 1 adult
R 7,410 in a 4-Bed Compartment with 2 adults

Participant Guidelines

Included in price: Transport by train to Cape Town, 1 nights’ accommodation and bedding on the train, 4 nights B&B accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Cape Town, free bus transport to excursions, entry fee to Cape Point, tour guide, as well as certain meals, are included in the tour price.

Meals: A breakfast and dinner (on the train) are included in the tour price, as well as all breakfasts and one dinner at the hotel. All other (tasty) meals are available at very reasonable prices on the train and in Cape Town.

Excluded from the tour price: Entry fees at tourist destinations: i.e.: Table Mountain, Robben Island, etc. personal expenses, meals not mentioned and Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Note: It is highly recommended that passengers book their places on the Robben Island trip well in advance. It does happen often that these trips are fully booked. We suggest that you book your Robben Island trip on Day 3 or Day 5 of your tour - a morning trip is recommended, departing at 09:00, as per your applicable tour dates.

Route: You will travel on the rans Karoo Tourist Class Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Kimberley, De Aar, Beaufort West and Worcester. Passengers may embark or disembark at any point en route. Please indicate on your Reservation Form.

Accommodation on the train: Passengers will be accommodated in a 4-bed compartment or 2-bed coupe on the train. The number of coupes on the train is limited.

Accommodation: Passengers will be accommodated for four nights in a top hotel in the CBD of Cape Town. The rooms are spacious, with good facilities, (i.e.: gym, pool, sauna, terrace, restaurant, cocktail bar, TV in the room, en-suite bathroom, etc.) and the hotel is well located in town.