The Blue Train
With a charming blend of colonial class and luxury, The Blue Train offers the chance to step back in time to a bygone era. A luxury hotel on wheels, the train runs a scheduled service from Cape Town to Pretoria and back, as well as Pretoria to the Kruger Park with off-the train excursions. You will find a contrasting array of scenery whizzing past your window, 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. There is a choice between Luxury and De Luxe Suites. 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; The Blue Train is well known for its delicious cuisine, with local fare particularly delicious. The train also features a bar, library, a jewellery boutique, and excellent butler service.
- A 70-year-old icon – one of the world’s great rail journeys
- Gaze upon the ever-changing, magnificent landscapes
- A perfect link between Cape Town and the Kruger Park
- Fine dining, butler service and luxurious suites
At a glance
- 56 De Luxe Suites & 12 Luxury Suites
- 5+ Years
- Open All Year
- All Inclusive
"In keeping with tradition, dinner on-board is an elegant affair. Elegant evening wear for ladies, and gentlemen are required to wear at least a jacket, waistcoat, or traditional attire."
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Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
Absolutely amazing!! Everything happened with zero issues or stress from beginning to end. We appreciated the thorough itinerary, guides, and hotel concierge. We were treated like their most important client everywhere we went. We have Steve to thank for setting up the most perfect honeymoon!!Read full review
Adventure Holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana
We had an amazing unforgettable time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Always felt safe and well taken care of. Africa is absolutely breathtaking. This trip should be on everyone's bucket listRead full review
Honeymoon to Namibia
This trip exceeded every expectation we had. Everything was perfectly organized for us from the lodges to the small aircraft and transfers, and the activities were also perfectly planned out without feeling like we were on a strict schedule.Read full review