Take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance where spectacular scenery combines with pleasureable comfort.
The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27 hour journey of 1600 kilometres, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.
On the southbound trip, Pretoria to Cape Town there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where you take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. Visit the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.
On the northbound journey, Cape Town to Pretoria, the train stops at Matjiestfontein. Here the Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.
The Blue Train dining experience is an elegant affair and a banquet for all the senses. The meals are freshly prepared on board the train by executive chefs. Carefully selected South African wines complement the gourmet cuisine service.
In keeping with the classical ambience of the dining car, lunch is a casual affair. Dinner is more formal, with mean requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
Each Blue Train suite has a fully appointed en-suite, featuring either a bath or a shower. All suites are equipped with telephone, television monitor, WIFI access and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Deluxe Suites are a choice of a twin-bedded suite with shower, or double bed suite with three quarter size bath.
Luxury Suites have a choice of twin beds or double bed, and a full size bath with hand shower. Luxury suites are also equipped with CD and DVD player.