The Blue Train

Explore the soul of South Africa

Step into a life of luxury and realise the dream that is The Blue Train. Famous worldwide and popular with celebrities, presidents, and royalty, this journey will take you through the soul of South Africa. Discover desert landscapes, wild grasslands and imposing mountains on this once in a lifetime hotel on rails.

Join us on this spectacular journey, your carriage awaits…

 

 

About this journey

Hospitality and luxury go hand in hand on this famous train. You’ll travel through some of the most incredible landscapes on Earth, and feel like Royalty during the ride. Focusing on comfort and excellence, you can expect a dedicated butler service, fine dining, and of course a choice of exquisite wines. Are you joining us on your honeymoon? Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne and a special gift from us to celebrate your special holiday.

Your suites are built for comfort. With goose down pillows and duvets, private lavatory facilities decorated in marble with freestanding baths and gold fittings. In your suite, you will find a desk area, ideally positioned for you to explore your next novel, a television set with movies and radio services along with a drivers-eye-view camera and over-head GPS map on a monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

Find out about the many itineraries on offer by scrolling over each day.

Cape Town to Pretoria and Pretoria to Cape Town

Pretoria to Hoedspruit and Hoedspruit to Pretoria

Enjoy a “rail safari” and take in some of the most fantastic wildlife in the world on your own private safari. This is a 19-hour journey between Pretoria and Hoedspruit, crossing through The Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s biggest game reserves. The return trip of this journey will include Sunrise and Sunset Game drives and a Boma dinner accompanied by entertainment and traditional dancing.

2020 Northbound: Pretoria to Hoedspruit, depart 11:00 on selected Friday afternoons, arriving Hoedspruit at 05:00 next day

2020 Southbound: Hoedspruit to Pretoria, depart 22:00 on selected Saturday afternoons, arriving Pretoria at 12:00 next day

Accommodation 

  • Private bathroom with a free-standing bath
  • Double or twin beds
  • Television with radio and movie channels

Excursions and Guides

  • Concierge available for help with bookings

Meals

  • All meals
  • Complimentary champagne for honeymooners
  • Continental English breakfast
  • Two sittings for lunch and dinner to avoid overcrowding
  • High tea in the Lounge and Club Cars
  • Equipped to accommodate vegetarian, Halaal, Kosher or other special dietary requirements

Other Services

  • Boardgames available in the Lounge and Club Cars
  • A video feed of the diver’s-eye-view camera
  • Observation/Conference Car available for small less-formal or business gatherings
  • Accessibility options

Route: Pretoria – Cape Town

Tour dates: 

Month Day Month Day
January 8,13, 15, 20, 22, 27 July 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 August 17, 24, 31
March 2, 9, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 September 7, 14, 21, 23, 28
April 1, 6, 13, 2027 October 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28            
May 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 December 7, 14, 16

Route: Pretoria – Kruger National Park

Tour dates: 

Month Day Month Day
January 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 July 29, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 August 20, 27
March 5, 12,19, 21, 26, 28 September 3, 10, 17, 24, 26
April 2, 4, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 1, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
May 7, 14, 21, 28 November 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25 December 3, 10, 17, 19

De Luxe Suite

  • Goose Down bedding
  • Individually controlled airconditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Marble and gold bathroom with freestanding bath
  • Towels provided
  • TV set
  • Telephone system for onboard butler service
  • Complimentary wi-fi

Luxury Suite

  • Twin or double bed options
  • Private bathroom with bathtub
  • Digital entertainment centre