The Blue Train is a South African icon, synonymous with
hospitality since 1946. Kings and Presidents have travelled
on this magnificent pullman, experiencing a world of elegance
and romance in traditional surroundings.
n The most relaxing and romantic way to travel between
Cape Town and Pretoria, enjoying ultimate luxury en route
n 27 hours of indulgence - this escape from the rush and bustle
of the outside world is on the ‘bucket list’ of great experiences
n The crowning jewel of a South African holiday - perfect for
celebrations - anniversaries, honeymoons or any special occasion
n An everchanging panorama as you are taken through some of the
most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere in the world
n Wine and dine in traditional elegance with authentic South African
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cuisine freshly prepared on board and complemented by fine wines
n Relax in your private suite to be pampered by your personal butler,
or mingle with fellow guests in the lounge, club and observation cars
n An ultimate all-inclusive, on board experience - with the only
exceptions of French champagne, caviare and the boutique!
n Voted ‘Favourite train of 2010’ by the readers of Condé Nast
Traveller magazine, and five times winner of the title ‘The World’s
Leading Luxury Train’.
The 994 mile adventure begins at Cape Town or Pretoria railway stations.
Check in at the Blue Train Lounge is an an hour before departure, and is
accompanied by bubbly and canapés or coffee and pastries.
Each of the train’s coaches has a butler dedicated to looking after between
six to eight guests. From taking care of luggage as you board, to 5* hotel room
service night and day during the journey. You can even have a shirt ironed!
De Luxe coaches have four suites, with either twin beds and shower or a
double bed with bathtub and hand shower. Luxury suites are extended by
a metre and all include a full size bath. White Irish Linen and luxurious
duvets are used throughout the train, and the beds have been custom
designed to convert the day-time lounge into a comfortable bedroom.
Radio and movie channels are available with a selection of CDs and DVDs.
The private suites are linked by the
wood panelled lounge and club cars,
and by an observation car on the shorter
train. Guests can unwind with afternoon
tea, an apéritif or after dinner cognac;
play cards, chess or backgammon; or
simply enoy the company and the views.
The dining car seats 42 and serves in two sittings, offering a
varied menu of fine produce and ingredients, skillfully prepared
and imaginatively presented. The Blue Train cuisine is legendary,
with all meals included in the rate, with the exception of caviare.
THE BLUE TRAI N EXPE RI EN C E
The journey also includes an excursion - with a southbound visit to
the historic diamond town of Kimberley boasting the world’s largest
man-made excavation. Northbound guests can visit Matjiesfontain,
with its famous Lord Milner Hotel and fascinating Car Museum.
The Blue Train UK office
Field Place Estate
Horsham RH12 3PB