The Blue Train

The Blue Train

3 Days / 2 Nights

Price from$2,320

Pretoria • Kimberley • Cape Town

The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town promises some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery the sub-continent has to offer. You'll travel around the awe-inspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, through the apparently arid desert landscapes and over untamed savannah grasslands.

The Train: Follow in the footsteps of Kings and Presidents who have travelled on this magnificent, moving five-star "hotel-on-wheels". Enjoy high tea or a pre dinner drink in the elegant lounge car with its large picture windows which flood the carriage with panoramic views of the passing countryside. Should you prefer a more relaxing ambiance, then the club car offers card tables, a small library and a fully-equipped bar - as well as a fine selection of Cuban cigars. The Blue Train serves up only the best of fine dining experiences complimented by a selection of superb South African wines.

Choose from the twin-bedded Deluxe with shower, the double-bedded Deluxe with bath; or the twin or double-bedded Luxury suites, both with baths. All of the suites are transformed from elegant, spacious lounges by day, into sanctuaries of comfort and slumber by night.

The Blue Train map

Pretoria to Cape Town Route

Day 1: Depart Pretoria Registration and check-in for The Blue Train begins in The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. On boarding, butlers usher guests to their suites for their suite orientation before departure at 11:00am. Lunch is served onboard, and an elegant dinner awaits you later in the evening; guests can enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

Day 2: Kimberley Station Full breakfast is served in the dining car or in-suite. The Blue Train will arrive at Kimberley Station, guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where you will be ushered to a bus to transfer to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Enjoy a tour of the interesting and historical sites, you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. Return to Kimberley Station where you will be greeted with a glass of sherry and continue your journey Southbound to Cape Town. Once onboard and departed enjoy lunch. High Tea will be served at 4:30pm in the Non-Smoking lounge car followed by an elegant dinner later in the evening.

Day 3: Arrive Cape Town Breakfast will be served in the dining car this morning. At 12 noon The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station. Butlers usher guests to the Blue Train Lounge where your journey ends.

Cape Town to Pretoria Route

Day 1: Depart Cape Town Registration and check-in for The Blue Train begins at 12:30 pm at The Cape Town Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Boarding commences at 1.15 pm, butlers usher guests to their suites for their suite orientation. At 2:00 pm boarding concludes and The Blue Train departs. A High Tea awaits you followed by an elegant dinner later in the evening; guests can enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.

Day 2: Kimberley Station Full breakfast is served in the dining car or in-suite. In the afternoon enjoy lunch before The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station, guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where you will be ushered to a bus to transfer to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Enjoy a tour of the interesting and historical sites; you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. Return to Kimberley Station where you will be greeted with a glass of sherry and continue your journey Northbound to Pretoria. Once onboard enjoy an elegant dinner later in the evening.

Day 3: Arrive Pretoria Breakfast will be served in the dining car this morning. Relax on board and enjoy the scenery before lunch onboard. At 5:00 pm The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge where your journey ends.

• Luxury accommodation on board • All meals and alcohol on board • Excursions as per the itinerary • Butler service • Porterage and gratuities

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2022

Deluxe Suite

1 Jan - 31 Aug; 16 Nov - 31 Dec

1 Sep - 15 Nov

Luxury Suite

1 Jan - 31 Aug; 16 Nov - 31 Dec

1 Sep - 15 Nov

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$2,320

$2,865

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$2,910

$3,620

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$3,480

$4,295

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$4,360

$5,425

Departs

Two to six departures per month each way. Please contact World Journeys for exact departure dates.

Booking conditions

Formal attire is required for dinner service on the train.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Save 30% on departures for travel to 31 March 2022!

Save approximately 30% on departures for travel to 31 March 2022. Special offer share twin price, per person, share twin: • Deluxe Suite from NZ$1,705 / AU$1,627 • Luxury Suite NZ$2,273 / AU$2,170 Offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to availability.