South Africa Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria
The Blue Train offers luxury modern travel at its finest. As one of the world's great luxury train journeys, South Africa's Blue Train journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town and was named Africa's Leading Luxury Train by the World Travel Awards for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2017.
At the time of its creation, the dream was to engineer a train that could travel from Cape Town to Cairo. Though that dream was never realised, the Blue Train lives on to traverse the mountains and plains of the South African landscape.
Traditionally an overnight experience, 2019 will see the addition of a second night making this train journey across some of South Africa's spectacular scenery a three day and two night experience. It also features off train excursions in Kimberley and Matjiesfontein.
On board you'll be treated to award-winning South African wines and five-star food offers as a multi-course sittings. All beverages are included in the fare and breakfast or dinner can be served either in your compartment or in the dining car. Snacks are on offer too!
With personal butlers at your service 24 hours a day, once on board, all you need to look forward to is the impossibly impeccable service, the incredible attention to detail and a thoroughly luxurious and relaxing journey ahead.
- The level of luxury on board inlcuding the butler service
- The local cuisine and list of wines offered on board
- The spctacular South African scenery
- If you’re seeking adventure, this may be a little too luxurious.
- It’s one of the more expensive ways to travel, but you get what you pay for.
Flights to Cape Town or Pretoria are not included.
Like a luxury hotel, the Blue Train is equipped with everything you need including a butler service. All meals, snacks and beverages are included as well.
Rail Plus offers two-day one-night tours in 2018 and three-day two-night tours in 2019 on the Blue Train. Prices for a two-day one-night start from US$1385 per person twin share during low season.