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Offline christiansmith

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BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« on: October 27, 2016, 02:28:37 pm »
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET INFO ON HOW TO GET A BIKE ON A TRAIN TO JO'BURG FROM CAPE TOWN AND BACK...JUST THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SLEEP ON THE TRAIN.DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW OFTEN THEY GO?THANKS
 

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Re: BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 02:33:22 pm »
Shosholoza Meyl trains travel on rail routes Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London on a weekly timetable at affordable rates.
http://www.southafricanrailways.co.za/
 

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Re: BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 03:00:18 pm »
Any good or bad experiences? Also contemplating doing the same.
 

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Re: BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 03:12:20 pm »
I have not done it myself but I did do some research a couple of years back.
It's quite expensive. Their website doesn't offer the exact rates and you'll have to phone them for a quote.

https://www.shosholozameyl.co.za/

I have heard from people who used the service. Apparently the staff in Johannesburg were quite rough with the bikes. They failed to secure one bike which fell over during the journey. The cape Town staff are better but they insist you secure your own bike before the journey.
This is the info I got a few years ago, I don't know what it's like now.
 

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Re: BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 03:14:47 pm »
There was a whole thread on here, even had a number you could call for info.
From what I recall, up to 500cc was about R700 and bigger R1300 or so.
Load and tie down yourself, do reverse at other end.
 

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Re: BIKES ON THE TRAIN CAPE TOWN
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 04:02:05 pm »
From what I recall, up to 500cc was about R700 and bigger R1300 or so.
Load and tie down yourself, do reverse at other end.

Exactly right .... Shosoloza Meyl and different rates but entirely based on the CC (engine size) of the bike.  Early this year the rate was R2000- for my 1200GSA.  A 2 sleeper cabin was then R1250 -  more or less.

Take your own straps and load yourself - that way you can prevent damage.
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