The Blue Train

The Blue Train is an incomparable all-inclusive experience in unsurpassed luxury and the perfect way to see South Africa.  Enjoy tantalising cuisine and take in the stunning scenery from elegant lounges.


  • Panoramic windows
  • Sublime fine dining
  • Personal butlers

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a journey of over 1600 kilometres through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery in southern Africa.  On the southbound and northbound journey the train stops at Kimberley, where you will take a step a back in time to the days of the diamond rush. Visiting the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Upon arriving back at the train you will be met with a glass of sherry, the glass is engraved and is your memento to keep of your journey. The train now also journeys between Pretoria and Hoedspruit.

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 men requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear


Each Blue Train suite has a fully appointed ensuite, featuring either a bath or a shower. All suites are equipped with telephone, television monitor, wi-fi access and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Deluxe Suites are a choice of a twin-bedded suite with shower or a 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.




Day 1 - Pretoria - Cape Town

Check-in at The Pretoria Station where you will be boarded directly onto the train. Enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks on board.  Once the train has departed brunch will be served in the dining car.  There is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. After this exciting tour, guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges. Dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear. (L)(D)

Day 2 - Cape Town

This morning you have the option of breakfast in the dining car or it can be served in-suite on request.  On arrival in Cape Town your butler will assist you to The Blue Train Lounge. (B)



  • 1 nights' accommodation
  • 3 superb meals daily
  • All beverages including alcohol while on board, snacks and high tea
  • Sightseeing excursions accompanied by qualified tour guides
  • Pretoria to Cape Town includes an excursion to the famous Kimberley Diamond Mine and museum

Please Note:
Departs selected Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays

Prices are based on low season travel 01/10/2018 to 31/03/2020

Travel dates:
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