Pride of Africa

Blue Train Route Map

Blue Train Route

The Blue Train, South Africa’s luxury rail service, provides a glimpse into the continent’s soul with its picturesque landscapes, refined views, exquisite dining, and wine selection, complemented by elegant suites featuring en-suite bathrooms. Its primary journey spans from Cape Town to Pretoria, covering 994 miles over roughly 2.5 days at a relaxed pace, including off-train excursions in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein. Blue Train route above shows geographic detail.

A few times a year, The Blue Train also offers a Kruger Safari, traveling from Pretoria to Hoedspruit near Kruger National Park. This 19-hour trip affords passengers the chance to witness the famed Big 5. As an award-winning symbol of African luxury travel, The Blue Train presents a distinct way to savor South Africa’s wildlife and cultural diversity.

The Luxury Trains and Safaris team is adept at crafting bespoke experiences, seamlessly integrating any luxury train voyage with a range of safari adventures and extended stays in Cape Town. Blue Train to Victoria Falls stop in Pretoria where you can join Rovos Rail. 

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Steve Edewaard
Steve Edewaard
2024-06-18
Tertius from Luxury Trains set up a 3 day tour of Capetown area for us. From the Hotel, to the transportation, to the tours we could not have asked for a more perfect trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Capetown. In the short time we had they did the best to make sure we saw the most. Table mountain, Cape Hope, wineries, botanical gardens, and an beautiful tour along the coast. Highly recommend this company and the excellent care they provide!
Pia Brown
Pia Brown
2024-06-17
Awesome trip...guide and driver great.
Sergio Perrella
Sergio Perrella
2024-05-06
My wife and I spent around 10 days in SA, starting from CapeTown and then crossing to Pretoria traveling the Blue Train. The train trip by itself is a lifetime experience . Nice people, nice accomodtions and nice food. Two nights crossing SA was fantastic.. Returning to CapeTown we spent a week walking around in the wonderful city, with goegeous views and places to visit. Thanks to Mr. Tertius Bester from "Luxury Trains & Safaris" we stayied in nice hotels with fantastic location. Thank you again "Luxury Trains and Safaris. We will come back.
Ken Slingerland
Ken Slingerland
2024-03-11
My wife and I just returned to Canada from a remarkable Africa trip . Luxury Trains&Safaris/Tertius Bester was an incredible help as we planned our 24 day trip to Africa. Going into this trip with all the unknowns, Tertius was a great help and a must go to source with some or all your bookings. We struggled getting a booking done (via email)with Rovos Train , and came across Luxury trains (Whats app #) and had instant responses from Tertius. As everything was so new to us we had an abundance of questions and had immediate responses . Within couple days we(through Luxury Trains&Safaris)were booked on an awe-inspiring 4 day Rovos train trip from Pretoria to Cape-Town . Not knowing what to expect, and definitely not disappointed , it was a very unique train ride that Tertius booked for us and highly recommended. As we planned the last week of our trip in Plettenberg Bay (Tsala tree house) and the 12 Apostles in Cape Town Tertius was a awesome with the instant responses in answering our questions and offering to book whatever we needed booked or arranged. For all your bookings and questions about highlights/ safety / accommodation we highly recommend Luxury Trains . Thank you Tertius for all the work/effort and the straight forward and unbiased responses. You helped make our trip a huge success ūüôĆ Ken & Diane
Ornaith Collins
Ornaith Collins
2024-02-19
Yvette went above and beyond to ensure we experienced the trip of a lifetime we had waited so long for. The organisation of our trip was flawless thanks to Yvette. Continous communication and consideration was highly appreciated. We felt safe in her hands. The rovos rail was 100% best food, wine, and extraordinary service. Would highly recommend her services to friends in Ireland. Thank you, Mary and Jarlath
Tina Janis
Tina Janis
2024-02-09
I don't think I can add anything to the many excellent reviews posted here except to say that our 25th wedding anniversary trip was so much more than we expected. Every detail was covered, every piece of information we needed to make the experience pleasant & carefree was supplied. Tertius suggested an alternative itinerary to the one Patrick requested, and it was absolutely perfect. We did everything! Johannesburg to Capetown to the Blue Train to Mdluli Lodge in Kruger Park, then Victoria Falls and on to the Rovos Rail and back to Pretoria. We're already planning the next one ... wherever we go, it will be with Tertius' help, we hope and pray! Thank you for an amazing trip. Patrick & Tina McMenamin
michele travers
michele travers
2023-11-05
We had the best experience and many fond memories Highly recommend using Tertius to help plan your trip Very knowledgeable and always recommended the best accommodations Not one single regret! Great scenery along the way and a stop at the Kimberly mine on the Blue train. Awesome food and you meet many great people from over the world while enjoying the passing scenery in a luxury coach Thank you!
Peter Tu
Peter Tu
2023-07-30
We stumbled upon the hidden gem of Tertius Bester at New Fusion Trading by accident. Initially, we had planned to book a 5-star train ride, but Mr. Beater's service turned out to be truly impeccable. He provided excellent suggestions and tips, and we ended up using his assistance for various other services like airline tickets and local shuttle rides. His responsiveness over email and meticulous attention to detail left a lasting impression on us. Without a doubt, we'll be relying on New Fusion Trading for all our future trips to South Africa and neighboring countries.
Angela Barreau
Angela Barreau
2023-04-27
I was very sceptical when I accidentally clicked onto this sight but Tertius Bester proved himself as honest and reliable. He arranged for my stay in Cape Town, Rovos rail and transfers with reliable drivers throughout including a stay in Victoria Falls. Everything ran very smoothly and his local knowledge was invaluable. An unforgettable experience. I thoroughly recommend Tertius and New Fusion .
David Acceler8
David Acceler8
2023-04-15
We had the most magical experience on the Rovos Rail for my parents golden wedding Anniversary! Everything was 100% and we had an amazing team looking after us. A special shout out to our barman JP for his excellent service, he is a true credit to your brand. I would recommend this trip of a lifetime to everyone.

Blue Train routes are from Cape Town and Pretoria. Also, seasonally to the Kruger National Park (Hoedspruit station). You can include the Blue Train to Victoria falls by combining with Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Alternatively do the Pride of Africa 7 day combo to Victoria Falls.

The South African Blue Train is a culmination of a dream harnessing steam technology to link Africa’s vast South to North, around awe inspiring mountains, through arid Karoo scenery, and across¬†untamed¬†Savannah¬†grasslands teeming with wildlife.Kings and Presidents have indulged this fantastive five-star ”hotel on wheels”. Ordinary people romanticize about a luxury rail trip made possible by a rate freeze for 2025. The Blue Train is the only luxury train offering a 2 night option on the Cape Town route

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