The Blue train South Africa is a Top 3 rated train by the world travel awards and a South African icon of luxury train travel. The air-suspension, modern fittings, decor, excellent food , and good service is the perfect antidote to stress. Rail travel is becoming the favourite mode of transport for many wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.
The 2 night Blue Train route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.
The Blue Train also travels to hoedsrpruit station that is on the doorstep of the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s finest game parks, and home to Africa’s Big Five. These one-way 19-hour journeys take place on selected months of the year.
16:00 Register and check in at the Blue Train lounge in Pretoria. Guests enjoy pre- departure drinks and snacks. 18:00-18:15 Boarding commences with Butlers ushering guests to their suites. 18:30 The Blue train departs Pretoria station. 19;30-21:00 First Dinner sitting. 21;15-23:00 Second sitting for Dinner. (Post Dinner drinks in Club car)
06:00- 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first come first served basis. 09:30 - 12.30 The Blue train arrives in Kimberley for off train excursions to the Kimberley open mine museum and tour of the largest man made open diamond mine. 13:00 The Blue Train departs Kimberly traveling south to Cape Town. 13:00-14:15 First sitting for Lunch. 14.30 - 16:00 Second sitting for Lunch. 19:30 - 21:00 First sitting for Dinner 21:15-23:00 Second sitting for Dinner (Post Dinner drinks & Cigars in Club car)
06:00- 09:00 Breakfast is served on a first come first served basis.
10.30 The Blue train arrives at Cape Town station
Butlers usher guest to Blue train Lounge.
High Season -
R28 690 per person sharing &
R43 035 Single.
Low season R23 050 per person sharing R34 575 Single
High Season Rate
R22 715 per person sharing &
R34 065 Single
Low season R18 405 per person sharing R27 605 Single
The Blue Train lounge is located in old Marine drive in Cape Town and Scheiding Street in Pretoria.
The Blue train also offers seasonal return trips to Hoedspruit station – The area that provides easy transfer to the Kruger National Park and surrounding Lodges. A tour of the Panorama route is a great alternative. You can thus combine this tour with the Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria route.
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