This 27-hour journey from Pretoria to Cape Town (available in reverse.) features beautiful scenery and off-train excursions. The train will travel through various destinations, including the Big Hole of Kimberley, before arriving in Cape Town. You’ll enjoy thrilling excursions, a formal dinner, high tea, and luxury accommodation. The journey is ideal for those seeking a shorter trip with all the views and excursions of a longer train expedition.

Pretoria - Cape Town Blue Train Cape Town Table Mountain

Itinerary (3 Days)

A popular highlight on the Cape Town journey is the visit to Kimberley, where travellers will get to see the Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole – the largest man-made excavation in the world. Other highlights include a visit to the Victorian village of Matjiesfontein, and Cape Town, where travellers will get to see Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s head, as well as the winelands of the Cape.

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    Journey Begins (DAY 1)

    ► Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train. ► Boarding starts. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers. ► Boarding concludes at 08:00am. ► The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station.

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    Off-The-Train Excursion (Weather and time permitting)

    ► The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. ► Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. ► Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. ► Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole. ► Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station. ► At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. ► The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town. ► After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges.

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    Journey Ends (DAY 2)

    ► The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station.


  • All meals.
  • High tea.
  • All beverages.
  • Off-and-on train excursions


  • French champagne.
  • External telephone calls.
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal Expenses

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