Departs: Scheduled departures during the year
The Blue Train’s newest route visits another South African iconic site, the Kruger National Park, allowing guests to combine a luxury rail journey with their preferred game lodge in and around the Kruger National Park – a new and unique way to begin your safari experience.
The Blue Train will travel from Pretoria and stop at Hoedspruit Station (returning to Pretoria the following day).
Departure time from Pretoria Station is 15h00, arriving at Hoedspruit Station at 10h00 the following day.
Day 1 - Blue Train
13:00 – Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks.
Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train
14:30 – Boarding starts and butlers usher guests to their suites
15:00 – The Blue Train departs Pretoria Station for Hoedspruit
18:30 – 20:00 – First Sitting Dinner
20:30 – Second Sitting 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
06:30 – 09:30 – Breakfast is served on a first-come-first served basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.
10:00 – The Blue Train arrives at Hoedspruit Station. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 13 Jul 18 $945 $1,420
- 10 Aug 18 $945 $1,420
- 19 Oct 18 $945 $1,420
- 14 Dec 18 $945 $1,420
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.