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Five Star Rail Journeys on The Blue Train

South Africa

2 days from $1,550 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Pretoria to/from Cape Town

Five Start Rail Journey - The Blue Train - Added Adventure

Experience five star luxury first hand on a 24 hour journey between Pretoria and Cape Town. Fit for presidents and royalty, experience the finest bed linens, marble tiles, and sumptuous meals complemented with the best South African wines making this rail journey one not to miss.


*This itinerary can only be booked in conjunction with an African Travel safari vacation.


1. The Blue Train

South Africa, Cape Town

The Blue Train steam-rolled into being in the 1920s.  A carriage-by-carriage refurbishment and modernization from steam to electricity and diesel in the 90s, defined the train as an unmatched experience of luxurious modern travel, while retaining the romance and history of its glittered past. Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. The suites will enchant you from the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard. Each suite transforms from an elegant and relaxing lounge during the day, into a subtly-lit bedroom of indulgence during the night, with crisp white linens, individually controlled air conditioning system, under-floor heating with opulent marble and gold-fitted bathrooms. Linking the private suites are two convivial lounges. The Club Car is styled along the lines of a gentleman’s club and is the ideal place for coffee and a Cognac. The elegant lounge serves traditional afternoon High Tea and is an ideal venue to enjoy the charming view of the countryside. Cuisine aboard the train is world-class, featuring seasonal South African delicacies complemented by the finest Cape wines, artfully served in delicate crystal or on fine china. Dinner is a fairly formal affair with a jacket and tie required for men and elegant evening wear for women.  



Day 1. Cape Town to Pretoria or vice versa (operates on select departure dates)

Make your own way to the rail station, where you will board the world famous “Blue Train” for your overnight journey. No matter the journey you choose expect diverse and spectacular scenery and five star service and ambiance. Enjoy an off-train excursion, award winning wines and flavorful meals. This iconic train journey is a lovely enhancement to any South Africa itinerary. (LD)

Blue Train


Day 2. Pretoria

Breakfast is served in the dining car as the train nears the end of the journey. Upon arrival you are ushered to the station lounge by your butler to await your luggage. (B)



Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $1,550
Single Room Supplement From N/A

**Surcharges Apply *Prices are starting from. *Single supplement available. *Surcharges apply during peak season holidays. Speak to our Safari Specialists for up-to-date pricing and seasonality..

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

No internal air is required for this itinerary.

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Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard your elegant wood-paneled coach and journey in five-star luxury through the heart of Africa. Choose from a variety of suites and itineraries – from the three-day Cape Town to Pretoria to the fourteen-day Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.

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