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The Blue Train

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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.

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