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020 3944 2201

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Overview

Relax and soak up the ever-changing views on this deluxe three-day rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town. The 1,600 kilometre route passes through some of the most varied and spectacular scenery Africa has to offer, from the grassy Highveld to the stark Karoo as well as mountains and vine-covered hills.

On your second day you’ll take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush, with a stop-over in the historic town of Kimberley. Here you’ll witness the Big Hole – an astounding attraction which showcases the world’s largest man-made hole – a vast chasm containing 40 metres of vibrant turquoise water.

As evening falls, you’ll return to your suite to dress up in your most elegant clothes before enjoying drinks with your fellow guests in one of the lounges or the spectacular observation car. You’ll then be spoilt by fine dining and an extensive list of world-class wines.

To further elevate your experience, the Blue Train offers some of the world’s most luxurious train suites. Decorated with wood paneling, Italian marble tiles and gold fittings – and with the finest bed linen – it’s sheer opulence.

This restful and romantic journey between two cities is an an unforgettable experience.

Day 1

Pretoria

This afternoon you’ll check-in at the Pretoria Station Lounge and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before setting off.

As evening falls, freshen up in your suite before enjoying an elegant gourmet dinner from 6:30pm onwards. You can enjoy post-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

The Blue Train – Deluxe Suite / Luxury Suite (Dinner included)

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Day 2

Kimberley Open Mine Museum & the Big Hole – Cape Town

Breakfast is served between 6.00 and 9:00am. At around 9:30am you’ll arrive at Kimberley Station where you’ll disembark and transfer to the Open Mine Museum for a tour and view from the observation platform at the edge of the Big Hole. 

After a few hours at the Open Mine Museum you’ll return to Kimberley Station to enjoy a glass of sherry before boarding the train. The train will then make its southbound journey towards Cape Town. After your tour, you’re welcome to freshen up and then enjoy aperitifs at one of the lounges before lunch.

At 4:30pm high tea is served in the lounge car.

Another delicious dinner will be served from 6:30pm onwards. You can enjoy after-dinner drinks, cognacs and Cuban cigars in the club car before retiring to bed.

The Blue Train – Deluxe Suite / Luxury Suite (Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner included)

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Day 3

Cape Town – Depart

On your final morning you’ll enjoy breakfast in the dining cars from 6:00 – 9:00am before reaching your journey’s end at Cape Town Station.

(Breakfast included)

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  • What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 2 nights’ deluxe accommodation on board the train
  • All table d’hote meals and room service
  • All alcoholic and other beverages, except for certain imported beverages
  • Sightseeing excursions and entrance fees
  • One complimentary nights’ accommodation at a 5* hotel, before or after your journey, including bed, breakfast and the transfer between the hotel and the station
  • Flights not included
Not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips

What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 2 nights’ deluxe accommodation on board the train
  • All table d’hote meals and room service
  • All alcoholic and other beverages, except for certain imported beverages
  • Sightseeing excursions and entrance fees
  • One complimentary nights’ accommodation at a 5* hotel, before or after your journey, including bed, breakfast and the transfer between the hotel and the station
  • Flights not included
Not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips

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