The Blue Train
The Blue Train is South Africa’s iconic luxury train and can trace its origins to 1923. With ample carriages, the company has enough to make up two trains which means a more impressive schedule than ever before. The Blue Train traverses South Africa and its stunning scenery in a manner that befits royalty. In fact kings and presidents have indulged on this sensational moving five star hotel on wheels. It is hugely popular with honeymooners and many people who romanticise about luxury train travel in Africa.
There is a Cape Town to Pretoria route and vice versa with one night on the train and a stop enroute. It’s 27 hours of luxury travelling 1,600 kilometres through some lovely scenery. Southbound (Pretoria to Cape Town) you stop at Kimberley and step back in time to the diamond rush days. Northbound (Cape Town to Pretoria) you stop at Matjiesfontein to admire the Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century Longon lampposts in an uncanny colonial time warp.
With panoramic views, lovely service, fine dining and outstanding cabins you will truly enjoy the Blue Train experience. Itineraries, dates and rates available on request.
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