The routes of The Blue Train, both scheduled and chartered, take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. The meals are complimented by the best wines South Africa has to offer.Each coach has a butler on call to attend to our guests' every need. Our butlers serve a maximum of four suites and are there to ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible.
When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • International Plug Points/Adaptors
  • In-room Safe
  • Private Bathroom
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • International Plug Points/Adaptors
  • In-room Safe
  • Private Bathroom
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendour. The finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and sheer opulence all ensure that guests will never forget the time they spend on The Blue Train. The luxury suites extend your personal domain by more than a metre, and the twin or double-bed suites offer deep, long baths for slow, luxuriant soaking. The suites extend the choice of radio and movie channels even further by including a private digital entertainment centre and an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on DVD. The De Luxe coaches have four suites per coach; one suite with a bath and the others with showers. The De Luxe suites feature either twin beds with a shower, or double beds with a bathtub and handheld shower.

    Cancellation Policy

    Less than 60 days notice 100% cancellation fee.

    Once a ticket is purchased, a reservation may be changed for an earlier or later date without penalty, provided such change is made 60 days prior to the date of travel. 

    Any subsequent changes will subject the passengers to payment of the usual cancellation fees according to the notice given.

    If a change, cancellation or no-show is caused by exceptional circumstances and verified by suitable documentation, Blue Train will consider waiving all or part of cancellation fees according to the merits of each case.

     

     

    Pretoria to Cape Town Itinerary

    07:50 - 08:30   Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Pretoria Station.  Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.

    08:30    Boarding starts Butlers usher guests to their suites.Suite orientation done by butlers.

    08:50    The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station @ 08:50 (am)

    11:00 - 12:15   First sitting for Brunch 

    12:15 - 13:25   Second sitting for Brunch

    15:30    High tea is served in the Lounge Car.

    17:10    The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station.  Guests disembark and assemble at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the centre of Kimberley to join an old tram for a ride down to the mine.

    17:45    Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to the Diamond Die to try their luck to win a diamond, after which they will view, interesting and historical sites.  Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.

    18:35    Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.

    19:0