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“Super fast”
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #2 of 174 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa.
Randburg
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Super fast”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our sped train is one of the fastest in the world. It has limited tracks for now but this is an indication of the level of advancement made in SA since apartheid.

Visited May 2014
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Gauteng, South Africa
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94 reviews
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“fast and effecient”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Took the train from Centurion to Rosebank- took 25 minutes. Train was clean.

I can understand why there is little or no profit for this company- too many staff everywhere just hanging around.

Visited July 2014
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107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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“Enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Riding on the Gautrain is a must for anybody living in the Johannesburg area. The transport is worldclass and very effecient. Good day trip can be done by taking the train to Sandton and spending the day there.

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Washington DC
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597 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Great link from the airport”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We only had one day in Joberg due to a long layover from the airport. We had decided to stay in Sandton to see a little bit of the city. This train was perfect. Seemed to come about every 15 minutes. Also felt very secure, we saw many officers on the train and at the stations. Would take it again. We couldn't seem to get our American credit card to work in the ticket machine so we just purchased ours at the ticket window, no problem. We hope the U.S. credit card companies move to the chip and pin system soon as the rest of the world has!

Visited July 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Quick and Useful”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Gautrain is a really useful mode of transport, firstly for tourists or anyone arriving from the airport going towards Sandton or Pretoria to get to their hotels. Secondly its a great mode of transport for workers to get to Sandton CDB with avoiding all the traffic. Pricing is fair and the train is always speedy, on time and clean.

Visited November 2013
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