Blue Train Cape Town Pretoria
Blue Train Cape Town Pretoria 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 8:30 and arrives in Cape Town at the Cape Town Station at 15:00 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.
On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:30 and arrives in Pretoria at the Pretoria Station at 15:00. The off-the-train excursion includes a stop at the Lord Milner Hotel in Matjiesfontein. 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 traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age.
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.
Blue Train Cape Town Pretoria Day 1
Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station.
Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.
|08:30||The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station|
|10:30 – 12:30||First sitting for Brunch.|
|12:30 – 14:30||Second sitting for Brunch.|
|14:35 – 15:15||The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein for a 45 minute off-the-train excursion.
On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. The Victoria 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.
|15:20||The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria.|
|15:30||High tea is served in the Lounge Car.|
|17:00||After an exciting interlude guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.|
|18:30||First sitting dinner.|
|20:30||Second sitting dinner.|
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
Blue Train Cape Town Pretoria Day 2
|07:30 – 10:00||
Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis.
Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.
|12:00 – 14:30||
Three-course Lunch is served at leisure (first-come-first-served)
The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town / Pretoria Station
Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge
Blue Train Gallery
01 September 2017 – 15 November 2017
01 January – 31 August 2017 & 16 November – 31 December 2017
Please note new seasons and rate per person sharing
|Suite type||Low season||High season|
|Luxury Double rate per person sharing|
|Luxury Single rate including Supplement|
|De Luxe Double per person sharing|
|De Luxe Single rate including Supplement|
Maximum 2 guests per suite. Rates are per person, inclusive of all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-the train excursions excluding French champagne, caviar and external telephone calls.
Rates quoted are for a one-way journey and are subject to change without prior notification. Arrival times and off-the train excursions cannot be guaranteed. Reservations for children on request only.
Special requests for meals (e.g. Kosher and Halaal) to be specified at time of reservation.
Bed preference (double or single) to be specified when making a reservation, as double beds are limited.
Guests are requested to check in 1 hour prior to departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.