A window to the soul of South Africa - Pretoria & Cape Town
About The Blue Train
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.
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. Our meals are complimented by the best wines South Africa has to offer.
The suites on The Blue Train live up to its reputation for magnificence and splendor. 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.
When you choose to travel on The Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance.
Blue Train Adventures
Cape Town - Pretoria
Pretoria - Cape Town
On the northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town just before noon and arrives in Pretoria in time for high tea the following day. It stops at the historic town Matjiesfontein, where guests can visit the famous Lord Milner Hotel and the old car museum.
On the southbound 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.
Information & Reservations
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Rail News & Updates
Luxury takes on a new dimension aboard The Blue Train. A warm-hearted welcome begins a journey that is defined by personal attention and devotion to service and detail.
Enjoy a welcoming cocktail and appetizing delicacy served from a butler's silver tray. Now the stage is set; step on board and settle into your private suite. Bon voyage! The experience of a lifetime is about to begin.