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The Blue Train is a unique world famous train journey combining the luxury of the world's leading hotels with the charm of rail travel.
The Blue Train is an incomparable all-inclusive experience
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one night pre-tour accommodation in either Pretoria or Cape Town including breakfast, transfer between hotel and station, one nights accommodation in a deluxe suite on board The Blue Train, all meals and beverages on board (except French champagne and caviar) and scheduled excursions.
Selected Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Culture & Heritage
Take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance where spectacular scenery combines with pleasureable comfort. The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27 hour journey of 1600 kilometres, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.
On the southbound trip, Pretoria to Cape Town there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where you take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. Visit the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.
On the northbound journey, Cape Town to Pretoria, the train stops at Matjiestfontein. Here the Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.
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 mean requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
Each Blue Train suite has a fully appointed en-suite, featuring either a bath or a shower. All suites are equipped with telephone, television monitor, WIFI access and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Deluxe Suites are a choice of a twin-bedded suite with shower, or 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.
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A journey of a lifetime for those who enjoy the finer things in life!
The Blue Train dining experience is an elegant affair and a banquet for all the senses.
Around-the-clock personal Butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their journey
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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)
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)
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