THE BLUE TRAIN
Luxury takes on a new dimension with The Blue Train. You'll feel it the moment you step into the pre-departure lounges in Pretoria or Cape Town. A warm-hearted South African welcome begins a journey that is defined by personal attention and devotion to detail. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The Blue Train Journeys, both scheduled and chartered, take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world.
BLUE TRAIN RATES
2015 - Low Season (1 January to 31 August and 16 November to 31 December):
De Luxe Suite R13'795 p.p. Luxury Suite R15'465 p.p.
2015 - High Season (1 September to 15 November):
De Luxe Suite R17'030 p.p. Luxury Suite R19'245 p.p.
2016 - Low Season (1 January to 31 August and 16 November to 31 December):
De Luxe Suite R14'625 p.p. Luxury Suite R17'010 p.p.
2016 - High Season (1 September to 15 November):
De Luxe Suite R18'050 p.p. Luxury Suite R21'170 p.p.
Go to Blue Train Rates & Dates, also see Specials below.
BLUE TRAIN SPECIALS
Add-on 'Freebies on Pretoria / Cape Town Route'
With every regular Blue Train Reservation (excl. other specials and packages) you can choose from one of our free Add-on Specials. Go to Blue Train Specials for more information:
1) Two Nights 5* Hotel in Cape Town or Pretoria + Cape Town City Tour
2) One Night 5* Hotel in Pretoria + Three Nights 4* Hotel in Cape Town
3) One Night 5* Hotel in Pretoria + Three Nights 4* Hotel in Stellenbosch
Specials for African Residents
We offer various special Blue Train packages for persons residing on the African Continent. Read more about our African Resident Specials.
The Blue Train route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent. The train departs Pretoria usually on a Monday morning at 08h30 arriving in Cape Town the next day early afternoon. The return journey departs on a Wednesday morning also at 08h30 and arrives in Pretoria just after Lunch. All meals, a high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as off-train excursions are included in the fare. From time to time the Blue Train also travel between Pretoria and Durban. Read more about the Blue Train Journeys.
The Blue Train offers two type of Suites, the Deluxe Suite and the Luxury Suite. Similar in size the Luxury Suite offers a bigger bathroom. By day, the elegant furnished Blue Train suites offer generous lounge chairs which afford unequalled views of Africa. As night falls the suites become sumptuous and subtly-lit bedrooms with a choice of either two single beds (twin) or a double bed, clothed in fine cotton linen and duvets. Considerable attention is paid to guests' needs. There is a writing desk next to the window, individually-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, safe and TV monitor with on board movie and music channels. Find out more about the different Blue Train Suites.
The Blue Train has two lounges: the main lounge and the Club lounge. The Club lounge has a more masculine ambiance and is expected to find favour with those seeking a peaceful place for after-dinner cognacs, coffees or cigars. This area is the only section of the train designated for smokers. High tea is served each afternoon in the main lounge. All lounges are fitted with air-conditioning systems. On most departures the Blue Train has an Observation Car at the back of the train with large windows offering panoramic views of the passing landscape and the rail tracks. Follow this link for more information on the Blue Train Lounges.
CUISINE AND DINING
All meals are freshly prepared on board the train by executive chefs. Carefully selected South African wines complement the gourmet cuisine served on The Blue Train. Savour wonderful food, freshly prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen where gourmet chefs can cater for dietary requirements of today. The dining car caters for 42 guests per sitting. Discerning diners can have the pleasure of the best silver and crystal service where formal dinner attire adds to the grandeur. Click here for more details on Blue Train's Cuisine and Dining.
Our Specialist Travel Consultants would like to assist you with any pre- and post Blue Train travel services. We book your accommodation, flights, car hire, safaris, lodges, tours and transfers - all tailor made to suit your budget and needs.
Have a look at our list of day tours in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls as well as our new South African 19 Day Odyssey Tour and our 14 Day SA + Victoria Falls guided Packages.
THE BLUE TRAIN GALLERY