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South Africa’s Blue Train2019-01-06T22:07:10+00:00

Project Description

Depart from Pretoria aboard the award-winning Blue Train for a five-star rail journey to iconic Cape Town.

Enjoy the elegance of this refurbished 1920’s “Palace on wheels” as you relax and unwind in the grand observation car with its large panoramic windows. Indulge in sumptuous dining and taste the signature dishes of South Africa.

Accommodating up to 82 guests in sensational suites, all cabins are ensuite and feature private sitting areas and 24 hour butler service. Relax in the ambience of your own private compartment as you watch the magical countryside view roll pass.

The train has a luxurious dining car featuring delicate crystal and chinaware and two lounge cars where you can sit back and relax with a glass of wine in hand.

For further information, or to start planning your luxury rail journey please call our Africa travel specialists on 1300 363 302 or send us a message.

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Included Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of the Open Mine Museum in Kimberley
  • Indulge in a sensational fine-dining experience


Day 1          Blue Train
This afternoon check in for your Blue Train journey to Cape Town. Enjoy pre-departure refreshments and snacks in the Pretoria Station Lounge before boarding commences at 1800. Your personal butler will guide you to your suite for orientation before the train departures at 1830.

This evening enjoy your first gourmet dinner aboard the train. Dinner is an elegant affair, and the atmosphere in the dining car is accentuated by a selection of tasteful background music ranging from smooth jazz to the mellow tunes of the Soweto String Quartet. D

Day 2          Blue Train
Breakfast is served from 0600 to 0900 on a first come first serve basis. After breakfast disembark at Kimberley Station for a tour of the railway museum. Afterward, head to Kimberley for a tour of the Open Mine Museum.

Tonight will be your last dining experience on board. Indulge in the tastes of South Africa and enjoy fine wines as you marvel at the dishes artfully presented on delicate crystal or fine china. BLD

Day 3          Tour Ends Cape Town
This morning relish in one last breakfast before you disembark the train in Cape Town at 1030. Tour ends. B

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

3 days /2 nights ex Pretoria
Prices from $1,928* per person twin share, with the second passenger receiving a 50% discount.

2019 Departures: 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24, Jun, 3, 10, 22, 24, 29 Jul.

Two nights’ accommodation on board the Blue Train including sightseeing, activities and meals as specified in the itinerary.

Excludes all airfares, gratuities or any personal expenses.

*Conditions apply. Price is based on two people sharing. Only available for new bookings made by 28 February 2019. Valid for departures between 02 May and 29 July 2019.