The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town or Vice Versa (2 Nights)

Western Cape


Journeys By Rail

Enjoy your train journey 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.
  • Day 1-2
    • Rail: The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Day 3
    • Flight: Mango Domestic - ONE WAY
Full Itinerary

The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town


Enjoy your 2 night stay - now offering more on board entertainment including live music, roulette and blackjack. With more time to relax on board, indulge yourself in the all-inclusive experience of the exclusive Blue Train.

Day 1
14h00: Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Pretoria Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks.
15h15: Boarding commences. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers. Boarding concludes at 18:15.
16h00: The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station.
18h30 - 20h00: First sitting for dinner.
20h30 - 22h00: Second sitting for dinner.

Day 2
06h00 - 09h00: Breakfast is served on a first-come first serve basis.
09h30: The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station for off-the-train excursion (Weather and time-permitting)
Guests disembark and gather at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.
10h00: Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole.
12h30: Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station, guest will be greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.
13h00: The train departs Kimberly station for the southbound journey to Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are welcomed to fresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs served at any one of the lounges.
13h00 - 14h15: First sitting for Lunch
14h30 - 16h00: Second sitting Lunch
16h30: High tea is served in the non- smoking lounge car.
18h30- 20h30: First sitting for dinner
20h30 - 22h00: Second sitting for dinner

Day 3
06h00 - 09h00: Breakfast is served on a first - come - first - served basis
10h30: The train arrives at Cape Town Station
Butlers usher guests to the Arrival Lounge.

*We hope you have a memorable experience*

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.
Terms & Conditions

Valid for SA Residents.
Valid for selected set departures:
Pretoria to Cape Town: 09, 16 & 21 October and 06 November 2019.
Cape Town to Pretoria: 10, 12, 24 & 31 October and 02 & 16 November 2019.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase and availability. Taxes are estimated and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. 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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