Blue Train - the most luxurious train in the world
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Blue Train - First-Class travel to Southern Africa’s most spectacular destinations

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 South 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.
Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities and even ordinary folk who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury.


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 Station at 08h30 and arrives in Cape Town at the Cape Town Station at 15h00 the following day.
En-route to Cape Town there is a stop-over and an excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.


The train leaves Cape Town at 08h30 and arrives in Pretoria at the Pretoria Station at 15h00. The off-the-train excursion includes a stop at the Lord Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein, where 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.


The route between Pretoria and Hoedspruit is a unique experience and only runs a couple of times during the year. See beautiful landscapes and spectacular scenery on the way to the Kruger National Park. Pre- and post-Safari experiences can be arranged.

Guests are reminded that check-in time at the Pre-departure Lounges at both the Pretoria and Cape Town Stations is an hour prior to departure.

Please contact us for prices, available departure dates and terms and conditions.

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