A window to the soul of Africa

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The Blue Train has been synonymous with luxury hospitality, tourism, and leisure since 1946.

It offers a unique way of experiencing some of Southern Africa’s magnificent landscapes and landmarks. On board the train, guests indulge with fine cuisine accompanied by some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. Personal butlers see to guests’ every need for the duration of the 2-night journey; be it in the comfort of their private suites or at any one of the exquisite lounges. A stop in Kimberly on day 2 allows guests an off-train excursion to experience the history of diamond mining in South Africa.

The modern hi-tech Blue Train travels smoothly on an air-cushion suspension system throughout its 39-hour, the 2-night journey from Cape Town to Pretoria [or Pretoria to Cape Town] allowing guests a peaceful night’s sleep. Wi-Fi is available throughout.

On-board entertainment includes a 24 channel entertainment system, GPS, and a driver’s eye view camera showing the countryside ahead.

The Blue Train also has limited departures from Pretoria to the Kruger National Park or Kruger National Park to Pretoria.