The Blue Train – Luxury Train


The 5 star luxury Blue Train offers clients an opportunity to see South Africa at a leisurely pace. The route between Cape Town and Pretoria is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometres. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. The suites on The Blue Train feature the finest bed linen, marble tiles as well as exceptionally appointed bathrooms. Furthermore, with exceptional scenery and service, The Blue Train is an unforgettable train journey.

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Register and check-in in at 14:30 at the Blue Train Lounge, enjoying pre-departure snacks and drinks before a 15:30 boarding. Depart from Cape Town Station at 16:00 and enjoy High Tea and the rest of the afternoon at leisure. The first dinner sitting will be at 19:00 and the second at 20:45. (HT, D)

Day 2

Breakfast is served from 06:00 to 09:00. Following breakfast, enjoy the scenery en route to Pretoria before a three-course lunch is served at 11:30, with a later sitting at 13:15. Explore the Open Mine Museum from 2:30 in an off-train excursion, before returning to the train in time for dinner. The first dinner sitting will be at 18:30 and the second at 20:30. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Breakfast is served from 6:00 to 9:00. The Blue Train will arrive at Pretoria Station at 10:30. (B)

Pricing : Cape Town – Pretoria



01 Jan – 31 Aug 2020
$2,055 twin share

01 Sep – 15 Nov 2020
$2,535 twin share

16 Nov – 31 Dec 2020
$2,055 twin share


01 Jan – 31 Aug 2019
$2,570 twin share

01 Sep – 15 Nov 2019
$3,200 twin share

16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
$3,570 twin share

*Departs selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

Train also operates reverse route – contact African Travel Specialists for departures.

Itinerary Highlights

Included & Excluded

  • 2 nights accommodation in a suite on a twin share basis
  • All meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Off-the train excursions

Terms & Conditions*

Terms and conditions apply. Please contact African Travel Specialists for full details and departure dates.

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