Departs: Scheduled departures during the year
The Blue Train’s newest route is a unique way to end your safari experience in another South African iconic site, the Kruger National Park, allowing guests to combine their preferred game lodge in and around the Kruger National Park with a luxury rail journey at the end.
The Blue Train will travel from Hoedspruit Station and stop at Pretoria Station. Departure time from Hoedspruit Station is 15h00, arriving at Pretoria Station at 10h00 the following day.
Day 1 - Blue Train
13h00 – Register and check-in at the check-in table, Hoedspruit Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks and welcome snacks onboard the train.
14h30 – Boarding starts and butlers usher guests to their cabins.
15h00 – The Blue Train departs Hoedspruit Station for Pretoria.
18h30 – 20:00 – First sitting for dinner.
20h30 – Second sitting for dinner.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear. Guests enjoy post-dinner drinks, Cognacs and Cuban cigars in the Club Car before retiring to bed.(D)
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. You will 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.
Day 2 - End of Blue Train Journey
06h30 – 09h30 – Breakfast is served on a first-come-first served basis. Breakfast can also be served in the cabins at the guests request. (B)
10h00 – The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station.
Dates and Pricing
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.