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The Blue Train

The Blue Train



Experience an elegant journey across South Africa’s wild heart on board The Blue Train and enjoy exceptional service in refined surroundings. Relish the grandeur of travelling by luxury rail, where gentleman are expected to wear their best tuxedo and ladies dress for the occasion, as the train passes through the silent wilderness of the Great Karoo. Admire spectacular sunsets across the African wilderness and star gaze into the night, before retiring to your private Suite to fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the train.

As the train departs from Pretoria in the afternoon, enjoy High Tea in the Lounge Car, before an indulgent dinner. Afterwards, perhaps engage with your fellow travellers over a drink in the Club Car as you travel south through Johannesburg. Enjoy breakfast as the train glides through the mysterious highveld en route to Kimberley, the diamond capital of Africa. Step off the train to explore the Open Mine Museum and The Big Hole Diamond Mine, before re-boarding the train for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon admiring the wilderness from the Observation Car or simply relax in your Suite before an elegant evening meal in the Dining Car. Awake early to the mountains of the Western Cape as the train winds through the spectacular vineyards of the Cape Winelands en route to Cape Town and iconic Table Mountain, where your fabulous three day journey will come to an end.

Departs weekly from Pretoria and Cape Town.

Life on Board

Your Blue Train experience starts as soon as you check in and your butler takes you directly to your Suite so that you can settle in comfortably. The elegant surroundings of the train are ideal for relaxing and socialising with your fellow guests. A sumptuous High Tea is served in the graceful Lounge Car and an elegant Silver Service banquet is held for dinner in the evening. All meals and drinks (except Champagne) are included throughout your journey and are an experience in themselves, as all food and wine is locally sourced from the best available seasonal produce. Retire after dinner to the Club Car for a night cap of your favourite tipple as you reminisce your journey.

Blue Train offers differing levels of comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy your rail adventure.

De Luxe Suite - A comfortable lounge by day and luxurious bedroom by night, De Luxe Suites are opulent and versatile. All are en suite and twin rooms have a shower only, while double rooms have a short bathtub with a handheld shower. All Suites have a digital entertainment system. Double rooms are limited and booking early is highly recommended.

Luxury Suite - For the ultimate experience, Luxury Suites offer more spacious accommodation and a digital entertainment system with the addition of Blu-Ray DVD Players. Each Suite has an en suite with a full sized bath, perfect for a relaxing soak before getting ready for your sumptuous dinner.

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