As time meandered from the 19th Century towards the dawn of the new era, a dream was born. A dream of harnessing steam technology to link Africa’s vast south to north, around the awe-inspiring mountain ranges that dot the continent, through the apparently arid desert landscapes, over untamed savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife.

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.
 
On the Southbound trip, the train departs from Pretoria main train sation at 8:30 and arrives in Cape Town train station at 12:00 the following day.
 
En route to Cape Town there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.
 
On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:30 and arrives in Pretoria at 12:30, in time for high tea the following day. It stops at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion.
 
On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar.
The Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.
 
Guests are reminded that they must be at the station an hour before the departure time. 

01 Jun - 31 Aug 2014
R13 497 per person sharing deluxe
R6749 single supplement

R14 591 per person sharing luxury
R7289 single supplement

01 Sep - 15 Nov 2014
R16 660 per person sharing deluxe
R8327 single supplement

R18 143 per person sharing luxury
R9068 single supplement

16 Nov - 31 Dec 2014
R13 497 per person sharing deluxe
R6749 single supplement

R14 591 per person sharing luxury
R7289 single supplement

01 Jan - 31 Aug 2015
R14 305 per person sharing deluxe
R7149 single supplement

R16 039 per person sharing luxury
R8023 single supplement

01 Sep - 15 Nov 2015
R17 661 per person sharing deluxe
R8831 single supplement

R19 957 per person sharing luxury
R9985 single supplement

16 Nov - 31 Dec 2015
R14 305 per person sharing deluxe
R7149 single supplement

R16 039 per person sharing luxury
R8023 single supplement

Includes

All meals.

High tea.

Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

Off-the train excursions.


Excludes

French champagne.

Caviar.

External telephone calls.

• Rates quoted are for a one-way journey and are subject to change without prior notification.

• Arrival times and off-the train excursions cannot be guaranteed.

• Reservations for children on request only.

• Special requests for meals (e.g. Kosher and Halaal) to be specified at time of reservation.

Blue Train Schedule

• Bed preference (double or single) to be specified when making a reservation, as double beds are limited.

• Guests are requested to check in 1 hour prior to departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

Blue Train Departure Schedule

Tour at a Glance

  • Regions: Cape Town, Karoo, Kimberley, Pretoria
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Validity: 2014-15
  • Min Pax: 1
  • Highlights: Blue Train Luxury, Off-train excursions
  • Departure Dates: As per additional information
  • Meals: Full Board
FROM R 13 500.00 PER PERSON