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.

table setting - romance Drinking champagne in bath Chef preparing lobster
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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.

Getting There

The train departs from Cape Town in South Africa.


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

Read what our previous clients thought of The Blue Train

Review of The Blue Train


Very luxurious and excellent food with very attentive staff. We were disappointed that our delayed arrival made the stop at Kimberly mine very short as it would have been very interesting to explore the place a little more.

29/01/2018 Read full trip review

Review of The Blue Train

Lisa Okoh-Brown & Scott Potter

everyone needs to do the Blue Train once!

11/08/2017 Read full trip review

Show more reviews

Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit The Blue Train

Show more itineraries