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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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Two 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.
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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A journey between Pretoria, the country's administrative capital and Cape Town, South Africa's cosmopolitan mother city and seat of nation's Parliament. Guests will register and check-in at 4:00pm at The Blue Train Lounge,
Pretoria Station. You can enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train.
Boarding will start at 6:00pm and your butler will escort you to your suite where you will be given a suite orientation. The Blue Train departs from Petroria Station at 6:30pm and the first sitting for dinner will be held at 7:30pm. The second sitting for dinner will be held at 9:15pm. Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in traditional attire and ladies in elegant evening or traditional wear. (D)
This morning you have the option of breakfast in the dining car or it can be served in-suite on request. Following breakfast, you will disembark at Kimberley Station before heading to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Enjoy a tour of the mine where you will view interesting and historical sites, you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. On return to Kimberley Station you will be greeted with a glass of Sherry, the Sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is yours to keep as a memento of your journey. After this exciting tour, you will return to The Blue Train where you have time to freshen up before enjoying an aperitif served at any one of the lounges. At 5:00pm this afternoon High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car. (B,L,D)
This morning you have the option of breakfast in the dining car or it can be served in-suite on request. The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station at 10:30am and your butler will escort you to The Blue Train Lounge. (B)
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