Departs: Scheduled departures during the year
Your Deluxe Suite will forever alter your definition of what style and class entail. From your elegant and relaxing lounge during the day, it transforms into a subtly-lit bedroom of indulgence during the night, bedecked with goose-down and 100 per cent percale-cotton bedding, from your individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, its scented bath salts and plush monogrammed towels, to the electronic entertainment options on offer. And then, of course, all this accompanied by the ever-changing vistas of the countryside… The Deluxe Coaches each have four suites that measure 4 by 2 metres. One of these contains a double bed and a ¾ size bath tub with handheld shower, while the others have twin beds with showers.
Day 1 - Luxury Train Journey
07:30 – 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 freshen up and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our
lounges. Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear
18:30 – First sitting dinner
20:30 – Second sitting dinner (LD)
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent rolling five-star hotel and the name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury train travel. Travelling between Cape Town and Pretoria on a 27 hour journey, you experience a world of grace, elegance and romance. The magnificent suites, each with the finest bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms, have a personal butler on call to attend to every need. A South African icon since its inception in 1946, with a personal butler service and luxurious suite accommodation, the Blue Train offers a rail journey not to be missed. Travelling along this historic route experience in style and comfort some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the world.
Day 2 - End of Blue Train Luxury Train Journey
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.
15:00 – The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. Butlers usher guests to their transfers. Thank you for joining us
on this memorable experience. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 12 Dec 18 $585 $1,745
- 19 Dec 18 $1,182 $1,778
- 21 Dec 18 $585 $1,745
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
*SPECIAL OFFER: Two for the price of one – your partner travels FREE
Until sold out, only applicable for new bookings. Applicable on the following dates only: 05 December, 12 December, 19 December, 21 December 2018 (based on availability).