The Blue Train

The world famous Blue Train has an aura of mystique affording travellers the opportunity to experience elegance and luxury on its regular services between Pretoria and Cape Town. 

The superb en-suite compartments are air- conditioned with a writing desk and telephone. During the day your compartment is a lounge which is then converted at night into your bedroom with double or twin beds. There is a limited laundry and valet service and 24 hour room service provided by your butler. The elegant Lounge Car has large windows for taking in the changing vistas whereas the Club Car has a bar, a small library with reading chairs and card tables, ideal for relaxing during the day. 

The Dining Car offers fine dining complemented by South African wines. The dress code for dinner is elegant with a jacket and tie required for gentlemen, whereas breakfast and lunch is more relaxed. All meals and drinks (excluding champagne) are included.

Thr train operates the following routes:

Pretoria to Cape Town (and vice-versa)

Up to 8 times per month, each way.

Contact us for a quote including 2 nights on board the train and a visit to the open mine museum in Kimberley (time and weather permitting)

Pretoria to Kruger - round trip

This 2 night journey operates twice a year. The return journey starts and ends in Pretoria and is a lovely way to have a taste of both the train and a Kruger safari. Enjoy a sunrise game drive and bush breakfast before returning to the train for a 5 course lunch. Head out again late afternoon for a sunset game drive and a traditional boma dinner in a safari camp before returning to Pretoria. 

For your personalised quotation on any of the above itineraries, please contact the African Pride team on 01904 619428 or email: