A window to the soul of South Africa - Pretoria & Cape Town
Cape Town to Pretoria 2 days / 1 night
Come join us on an lavish overnight trip between Cape Town and Pretoria aboard the legendary Blue Train. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.
The routes of The Blue Train take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world.
The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometers (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 station at 8:30 am and arrives 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 8:30 am and arrives in Pretoria at 12:30 pm, 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 traveler, 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.
Tour Dates & Prices
6, 11, 18, 25
1, 8, 16, 22
1, 8, 15
5, 14, 19, 26
5, 10, 17
7, 14, 21, 28
5, 12, 19,26
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
8, 13, 20, 27
4, 11, 13, 18
20, 25, 27
1, 3, 8 15
22, 24, 29
6, 13, 15, 20
Peak season runs from September 1 through November 15
Prices are per person in African Rand and include all taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change without notice. Per person sharing includes accommodation, meals and excursions
during the train journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the train:
Visas to be purchased and paid for prior to departure for Africa. Please check with the relevant embassies for visa requirements. Passengers are advised to take anti-malarial precautions as might be prescribed. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly advised.
Information & Reservations
1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055
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.