The Blue Train

With a charming blend of colonial class and luxury, Blue Train offers guests the chance to step back in time to a bygone era providing 5 star service. A luxury hotel on wheels, the train runs a scheduled service from Cape Town to Pretoria, in the north, as well as Cape Town to Durban, chartered routes are also available. Guests will find a contrasting array of scenery whizzing past their windows, from grassland areas and game to rich vineyards and towering mountains.

All suites are outfitted to a very high standard, with interiors taking their distinguished character from marble tiles, soft linen on beds and elegant bathrooms. Guests have a choice between Luxury and De Luxe Suites, the former offering both twin and double bed options, with deep baths found in the bathrooms perfect for relaxing. The 17 De Luxe Suites also feature twin or double bed options, only those rooms with twin beds provide a shower while doubles feature a bathtub with handheld showers.

The lounge area holds true old world ambience, with wood panelling and comfortable furnishings, ideal for after dinner relaxation. Dinner itself is served in the dining car and is a gastronomic adventure; Blue Train is well known for its delicious cuisine, with local fare particularly delicious. Those with specific dietary requirements are provided for. Guests should also expect a bar, library, a jewellery boutique and excellent butler service.

How to get to The Blue Train

The train departs from Cape Town in South Africa.

Activities at The Blue Train

Enjoying all of the services offered on-board and the beautiful South African scenery.

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The Blue Train Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of The Blue Train

Client Score: 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews 4.5 Showing 1 - 2 of 3 reviews
The Blue Train

Mr and Mrs Parkinson and family

4

A very opulent environment with excellent food and a never ending supply of drinks. Excellent and very courteous butler and hospitality staff. It was interesting watching the scenery change and looking at urban areas. The stop at Matjiesfontein was an experience! The bugle blowing guide was certainly someone who will be hard to forget! Our experience was marred by the fact that both our cabins lost water supply . our…

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The Blue Train

Richard and Bernie Stacey

5

World famous reputation which they lived up to. The personal butler was exceptional and looked after us extremely well. A very enjoyable experience but overall I have to say that Rovos Rail just edged it.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit The Blue Train

Blue Train Overnight Cape to Pretoria

Days
3
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,570 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Pretoria

Luxury Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger and Blue Train Holiday

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,460 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands, Pretoria