Limpopo and Mpumalanga tourism Stakeholders welcome the introduction of a new route for the 'Premier Classe' train from Pretoria all the way to Hoedspruit in Limpopo via Mpumalanga. Premier Classe is a luxury long distance rail service of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa). The moment you board the Premier Classe train, you step into a World that recaptures the elegance of a bygone era of the luxury train travel, enhanced by the convenience that modern technology can offer.
The Premier Classe departs from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit every Thursday evening, returning from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg every Sunday. The overnight trip between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit takes approximately 16 hours, departing from both venues in the afternoon thus arriving at the respective destinations the following morning very refreshed indeed.
The Premier Classe is a very luxurious train equipped with features such air-conditioning, technological sophistication in its dining lounge cars, conference coach and a smoking lounge that is equipped with a plasma screen and DVD player, spacious compartments and well appointed bathrooms to name but a few new features.