“The Blue Train offers the ultimate luxury train experience taking you through breathtaking African scenery.”
Luxury takes on a new dimension with the Blue train South Africa – a Top 3 rated luxury train by the world travel awards and an icon of luxury train travel. Experience it the moment you step into the departure lounges in Cape Town or Pretoria. Royalty have travelled on the Blue Train, a luxury hotel on rails.
The Blue Train Journeys conveys guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside tin South Africa. Rail travel is becoming the favourite mode of transport for many wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. There is no better way than crossing a large part of South Africa. Blue train is synonomous with the ultimate in luxury train travel and personal service The air-suspension, modern fittings, decor, excellent food , and good service is the perfect antidote to stress.
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.
14:00 Register and check in at the Blue Train lounge in Pretoria. Guests enjoy pre- departure drinks and snacks.
15:45 Boarding commences with Butlers ushering guests to their suites.
16:00 The Blue train departs Pretoria station.
16.30 High Tea is servied in the non smoking lounge car. 18;30: First Dinner sitting. (Please Note: Dinner is an elegant affair. Gentlemen are requested to at least wear a jacket/
waistcoat). Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car
before retiring to bed. 20.30 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.
Luxury Suites offer more space than a deluxe and offer twin and double bed configuration with full bath & shower.
Deluxe suites are offered in a twin and double bed configuration with shower or 3/4 bath
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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