Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria luxury train journey

The Blue Train is a legendary South African train particularly known for its superb cuisine, attentive butler service and immaculate mahogany & marble fittings. The famous 2-night train journey between Cape Town and Pretoria provides a delightful break in a busy safari schedule.
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Jan - Dec

Overview

The Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria

The Blue Train is a legendary deluxe train which has been synonymous with luxury hospitality since 1946. It’s particularly known for its superb cuisine, attentive butler service and immaculate mahogany and marble fittings.

Highlights of the Blue Train

  • Choice of Deluxe or Luxury Suites
  • Enjoy a complimentary night in either Cape Town or Pretoria before or after the train
  • The 2 night journey is ideal for those who are short of time but keen to experience luxury train travel
  • Great off-train excursions

The Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria is a famous 2 night journey between Pretoria and Cape Town, through the Great Karoo, provides a delightful break in a busy sightseeing & safari schedule.

Spacious private compartments offer every luxury, from butlers to iced water. Accommodation is in well appointed suites with en suite bathroom (with either a bath or shower), telephone, CD player, safe, hairdryer, television, air-conditioning & under floor heating. Contemporary designs and crafted fittings grace each cabin, with the convenience of individually controlled air-conditioning and a video channel offering short documentaries about the area through which the train is travelling. A large screen in the Club Car provides a driver's eye view of the track ahead. Choose between the Deluxe and Luxury Suites which differ only in size.

The train boasts two lounge cars as well as a dining car. The dining car is beautifully furnished. There are two sittings for each meal. The dress code for lunch is smart-casual whilst for dinner the dress code is elegant. Men are required to wear a jacket and tie. There is a 24-hour butler service and meals can be taken in the dining car or in your compartment.

This journey can also be undertaken in reverse starting in Pretoria and ending in Cape Town.

Tour Highlights

  • Delightful interlude within a busy sight-seeing and safari schedule
  • Great way to see part of the country without long hours of driving or time wasted waiting around in airports
  • Very high standard of accommodation with all compartments en suite.

Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria luxury train journey at a glance

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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

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There is no less expensive option for this train tour
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$ 1,523
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This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
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$ 1,914
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There is no less expensive option for this train tour
This Itinerary
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$ 1,881
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This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
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$ 2,383
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Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of

/PPS
There is no less expensive option for this train tour
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 1,523
/PPS
This price is based on a Deluxe Suite
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 1,914
/PPS
This price is based on a Luxury Suite

Includes:

Rates are inclusive of all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-the train excursions