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.

Cost: from £1,055 per person, including 2 nights on board the train and a visit to the open mine museum in Kimberley (time and weather permitting)

Pretoria to Hoedspruit (and vice-versa)

In July & September a very limited number of overnight journeys operate to and from the gateway to the Kruger.

Cost: available on request