Shosholoza Meyl's luxury offering, Premier Classe is an affordable alternative to the Blue Train. Trains run from Cape Town to Jo'burg (R3120 per person) on Tuesday, returning on Thursday; and from Jo'burg to Durban (R1230) on Thursday, returning on Sunday. The fare includes meals in the deluxe air-conditioned dining car. Single travellers occupy two-berth coupes, couples occupy four-berth compartments.
There’s a lounge-bar and shared bathrooms, and vehicles can be transported.