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The Blue Train & 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers (3 Nights)



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SOUTH AFRICA: Combine the opulence of a legendary Blue Train journey with a stay at the 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers as you make your way between Cape Town and Pretoria.
Protea Hotel Wanderers, Sandton.
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Protea Hotel Wanderers, Sandton. 4*

ZA, Johannesburg

Situated in the leafy surrounds of Illovo, Sandton, Protea Hotel Wanderers offers the ultimate guest experience through unique facilities, comfort and elegance. Being located a mere 4 minutes drive from the M1 freeway... [read more...]

  • Day 1
    • Rail: The Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria
  • Day 2-3
  • Day 4
    • Car Hire: Avis Car Hire - Package Special
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT)
Full Itinerary

The Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria

Double beds cannot be guaranteed due to limited availability.

Enjoy your train journey from Cape Town to Pretoria in luxury on the Blue Train. The Blue Train has been synonymous with luxury hospitality, tourism and leisure since 1946 and has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world's pre-eminent travelling experiences offering a unique way of enjoying some of Southern Africa's magnificent landscapes and landmarks. Please note that there are no parking facilities available at Pretoria Station . Kindly make transfer arrangements. Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies in elegant evening wear. Inclusive of accommodation on The Blue Train, snacks, all applicable meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Cognacs, Cuban Cigars and Blue Train gift. Excludes French Champagne, Caviar, external telephone calls and any other fees applicable at Sun City. Lunch, breakfast and dinner are based on The Blue Train's standard menu. On confirmation, please advise of any other special dietary requirements. Please note that a delivery / collection fee of approximate R600 will be applicable for any car rentals that might be picked up or dropped off at Durban Station. This fee will be settled directly.

Itinerary - Cape Town To Pretoria Route
Day 1
06:30 Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train.
07:30 Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 08:00am.
08:30 The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station.
10:30 - 12:00 First sitting for Brunch.
12:30 - 14:00 Second sitting for Brunch.
Off-the-train-excursion (Weather & time-permitting).
14:30 - 15:30 The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein for an 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.
15:30 The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey Pretoria. High tea is served in the Lounge Car.
18:00 After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.
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.

Day 2 (next morning)
07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast is served on a first-come-first- served basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests' request.
12:00 - 14:45 Three course lunch served at leisure (first come first serve) as from 2017
15:00 - The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station.

Some areas The Blue Train traverses reach temperatures ranging between -5 to -10 degrees Celsius. These conditions adversely affect the railway lines and as a cautionary & safety measure a speed restriction is in place and the off-train excursion at Kimberly might not be offered. Every effort will however be made available to ensure that the guests enjoy their stay. Please expect an estimated delay by approximately 3 hours longer than the mentioned arrival time.

We strongly urge clients to adequately cover for any eventualities with their insurance agent. We recommend that clients purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover themselves in the unlikely event of a late cancellation or loss that may occur due to unforeseen events.

It is advisable to pack an overnight bag for the journey, as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in the suite. Butlers will store additional luggage in the Luggage Car. Luggage/baggage stored in the Luggage Car is limited to 50kg per guest.
Although great care will be taken to safeguard luggage and other belongings, it is recommended that luggage be insured and securely locked.
All luggage/baggage will be subjected to security check and scanning prior to boarding.
The guests should at all times have their valuables securely locked away/packaged or within easy reach.

For safety reasons no guest is allowed to bring dangerous goods such as firearms, flammable substances, fireworks, poisonous or toxic substances on board The Blue Train unless special arrangements have been made prior to departure, and written permission of such arrangement has been obtained by the guest from The Blue Train management.

Departure Time and Arrival times for both departures / routes must be specified - see schedule for times.
Please note that there are no safe parking facilities available at Pretoria Station. We recommend transfer arrangements.
Terms & Conditions

Valid on selected set departures:
Pretoria to Cape Town: 17, 24, 26, 31 Oct, 07, 14, 21 & 28 Nov '16.
Cape Town to Pretoria: 26 Oct, 02, 09, 16, 23 & 28 Nov '16.
Valid for SADC Residents only.
Transfers to/from the train stations are not included in the package.
Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE.

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.


All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.

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