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Specials

Blue Train Includes:

  • 5 Star Service and Blue Train Hospitality

  • Butler Service

  • All meals and snacks

  • All drinks on board (except French Champagne)

  • One Off Train Excursion (time & weather permitting)

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“VALUE ADD SPECIAL” FROM R15,500 PPS

Blue Train + Free Hotel + Two Transfers

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Book One Night on The Blue Train and Get one FREE Night at either The Sheraton or Castello di Monte in Pretoria OR The Taj Hotel or The Westin in Cape Town on a b&b basis.

  • One way journey between Pretoria and Cape Town in a Blue Train De Luxe or Luxury Suite

  • One FREE Night at either The Sheraton or Castello Di Monte in Pretoria OR The Taj Hotel or The Westin in Cape Town on b&b basis

  • All meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onboard the Train

  • One Off Train Excursion to Kimberley OR Matjiesfontein, time and weather permitting

  • PLUS Two Transfers (Station to Hotel and Hotel to Airport)

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  • Valid for new bookings only in 2017

  • New bookings in 2018 from R16,430 pps

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“10 DAY, 9 NIGHT 2018 SPECIAL” FROM R32,999 PPS

Blue Train + 4 Nights Johannesburg/Pilanesberg + 4 Nights Cape Town + Loads More

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  • One night at The Michael Angelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on a B&B basis

  • Self Drive to Pilanesberg (Car Hire Options available from R423 per day)

  • Two Nights at Bakubang OR Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg on a DBB basis + Game Drives

  • Self Drive back to Pretoria

  • One Night at Castello di Monte in Pretoria on a B&B basis

  • One Night on the Blue Train (Pretoria – Cape Town) in a Blue Train De Luxe Suite on a full board basis

  • One off-train excursion on the Blue Train time and weather permitting

  • Four Nights at The Portswood Hotel V & A Waterfront on a B&B basis

  • One Full Day Cape Wine (Group) Tour

  • Package includes 9 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Full Day Cape Wine Tour, 2 Game Drives and Hotels as specified.

  • Ask us about other Hotel options, Tours or Domestic Flights

  • Valid for Travel in Jan – Mar 2018

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Exciting NEW Route

“PRETORIA-HOEDSPRUIT JOURNEY” FROM R10,595 PPS

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  • One way journey between Pretoria and Hoedspuit in a De Luxe Suite Or Luxury Suite

  • All meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onboard the train

  • Ask us about Bush Lodge Accommodation options and activities

  • Do you want to ADD a Flight?

  • Do you want to ADD Car Hire?

  • Valid for travel on selected departures in 2018 only

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Call Us: +21 559 3099 or + 84 430 0830 or + 84 513 6614

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WHY BOOK WITH US?

  • We specialise in Luxury Train Travel in South Africa

  • One Stop Shop for all your Reservation Requirements

  • Friendly Personalised Professional Service

  • Accredited Agents for The Blue Train & Rovos Rail

  • Customised Travel Packages

  • We value our Clients!

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings and Properties are subject to availability

  • Value Add Special is only applicable on new bookings.

  • Only One Nights Hotel Accommodation & Two Transfers as stated are on a complimentary basis.

  • The Blue Train reserves the right to book Guests into alternative Hotel/Accommodation of the same standard in the unlikely event that the Hotels specified in the * offer becomes unavailable for whatever reason

  • 50% Single Occupancy rates apply

  • Rates for Children available on request

  • Copies of Guests ID’s/Passports will be requested

Dates

2017 Departure Dates

2018 Departure Dates

2017

 

Pretoria to Cape Town

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

January
4th, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
February
16th, 14th, 20th, 27th
March
16th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April
3rd, 12th, 17th, 24th
May
3rd, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
July
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
August
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
September
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October
2nd, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 35th, 30th
November
1st, 6th, 13st, 20th, 22nd, 27th
December
4th, 11th, 13th, 18th

Departure Time:

Pretoria: 08:30 (am)

Arrival Time:

Cape Town: 15:00 (noon)

Cape Town to Pretoria

Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

January
6th, 11th, 18th, 25th
February
1st, 8th, 16th, 22nd
March
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
April
5th, 14th, 19th, 26th
May
5th, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
June
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
July
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
August
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
September
8th, 13th, 20th, 27th
October
4th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
November
1st, 3th, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 24th, 25th
December
6th, 13th, 15th, 20th

Departure Time:

Cape Town: 08:30 (am)

Arrival Time:

Pretoria: 15:00 (afternoon)

HIGH SEASON: Valid 01 September 2017 – 15 November 2017

Luxury Double – rate per person sharing
R23 285-00
Luxury Single – rate including supplement
R34 925-00
De Luxe Double – rate per person sharing
R19 130-00
De Luxe Single – rate including supplement
R28 695-00
LOW SEASON: Valid 01 January – 31 August 2017
and 16 November – 31 December 2017

Luxury Double – rate per person sharing
R18 710-00
Luxury Single – rate including supplement
R28 065-00
De Luxe Double – rate per person sharing
R15 500-00
De Luxe Single – rate including supplement
R23 250-00

Please note new seasons and rate per person sharing

2017

 

Pretoria to Hoedspruit

Selected Fridays

December
8th

Departure Time:

Pretoria: 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time:

Hoedspruit: 10:00 (am)

Hoedspruit to Pretoria

Selected Saturdays

December
9th

Departure Time:

Hoedspruit: 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time:

Pretoria: 10:00 (am)

Luxury Double – rate per person sharing
R11 595-00
Luxury Single – rate including supplement
R17 390-00
De Luxe Double – rate per person sharing
R9 995-00
De Luxe Single – rate including supplement
R14 990-00

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary: Cape Town – Pretoria in pdf format. Download

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria – Cape Town in pdf format. Download

Detailed Itinerary: Hoedspruit – Pretoria in pdf format. Download

Detailed Itinerary: Pretoria – Hoedspruit in pdf format. Download

Overview

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. Around-the-clock personal Butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their experience; be it in the comfort of their private suites or at any one of our exquisite lounges.

Description of route and off-the train excursions

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery the sub-continent has to offer. Southbound, off-the train excursions include the diamond town of Kimberley where one can explore the Big Hole and the Diamond Museum. Northbound, visit the historical town of Matjiesfontein where the Victorian 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.

Tailor-made charters

Why not charter The Blue Train for strategic meetings, product launches, VIP breakfasts, lunches, dinner and cocktail parties, weddings and more. You can also book a charter with a difference such as a Golfing or Safari charter through the unique beauty of the “Valley of the Olifants” along the Kruger National Park, or to other attractions of the Mpumalanga or Kwazulu-Natal Provinces. Charters are not limited to the charter options or the routes mentioned above. Charters are dependant on rail network’s compatibility with The Blue Train’s technology.

Business “Unusual” – Conference facility

The Blue Train’s conference facility offers a venue for up to 22 delegates. Equipped with audio visual and technical equipment for a high-level business meeting or small conference, this is surely one of the most spectacular meeting venues for the discerning business person. The Conference car can also be adapted for smaller meetings offering a more relaxed atmosphere.

The Blue Train offers far more than just a journey. It is an all-inclusive experience offering a combination of unsurpassed luxury travel, five star accommodation, fine cuisine, personalised butler service and routes that offer breathtaking views of the countryside.

So take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs your imagination and luxurious comfort soothes your body and soul.

About The Blue Train

The Blue Train is a business unit of Transnet Freight Rail, a division of Transnet SOC Limited and has been in existence since 1946. It offers a unique way of experiencing some of Southern Africa’s magnificent landscapes and landmarks. On this train luxury assumes a new dimension.

You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite – the De Luxe suite which offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath). Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities. Each suite is a world on its own, with a private entertainment centre with a choice of movie channels and radio stations, under-floor heating, a universal telephone system, an air-conditioning system, GPS and a Driver’s eye-view camera. Free WI-FI is also available for use by guests in the comfort of their private suites. Guests indulge in fine cuisine with personal Butlers at their beck-and-call.

So take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery will stir your imagination and luxurious comfort will soothe your mind, body and soul.

THE BLUE TRAIN – UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES

– Strong heritage
– Panoramic size windows
– Modern and Technological advancement of the product (Driver’s Eye View camera, unique coupling, air-cushion suspension system, TV monitor in the suites, improved automated entertainment system, GPS)
– Travel throughout day and night (don’t have to stop for our guests to enjoy a peaceful night’s rest)
– On board entertainment (TV monitors in room enabling guests to watch movies, selection of music channels and radio stations to listen to etc.)
– Unique conference facility
– On board boutique selling exquisite jewellery pieces and Blue Train branded mementos
– Luxurious, comfortable experience

More About The Blue Train

Pre-departure lounges

Your holiday starts the moment you step into any of The Blue Train’s pre-departure lounges in Pretoria or Cape Town. Guests are requested to check in an hour before departure

Suite facilities

On The Blue Train luxury assumes a new dimension, becoming the working definition of everything your heart desires. You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite, transformed from an elegant, spacious lounge by day, into a sanctuary of comfort and slumber by night.

The De Luxe suite offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath).
Suite dimensions: Length: 4 metres Width: 2 metres
*Twin bed size: Length: 1.880m Width: 800m
Mattress thickness: 190mm
Double bedded suite has 3/4 size bath & toilet en-suite
*Twin bedded suite has shower & toilet en-suite
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Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities.
Suite dimensions: Length: 5 metres Width: 2 metres
*Double Bed size: Length: 1.880m Width: 1.370m
Mattress thickness: 190mm
All suites have a full standard size bath & toilet en-suite
*Bed sizes identical in both luxury and deluxe
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All suites on board The Blue Train come equipped with a writing desk, ideally positioned next to the window, where you can note the view in style. Each suite is a world on its own, with an individually controlled air-conditioning system and a private entertainment centre with a choice of movie channels and radio stations. The Luxury Suite takes the choice even further, with an inviting selection of compact disks and movies on video and DVD.

You can also tune into the driver’s eye view camera, and watch the world ahead as you swiftly glide along.

The Blue Train is synonymous with the luxury of personal service that comes as standard with a dedicated Butler at your beck and call to ensure the ultimate definition of luxury in motion.

Fine dining

The Blue Train provides fine dining and the gourmet cuisine is complemented by the carefully selected, best South African wines.

All meals are freshly prepared on board the train by Executive Chefs. In keeping with the classically romantic ambience of the 42-seater dining car, lunch is a casual affair, while dinner is formal. Men are requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in traditional attire and ladies are requested to dress in elegant evening wear or traditional attire.

Elegant lounge facilities

The warm ambience of the elegant lounge car with its large windows allows for panoramic views of the passing countryside. Enjoy high tea in the warm surroundings of the lounge car or meet for a pre-dinner drink.

Should you prefer the more relaxing ambience of a gentleman’s pub atmosphere, then the club car is the ideal place to be, offering impeccable service with its card tables, a small library and a fully-equipped bar. Here guests can watch a short film about the areas, which the train is passing. After dinner guests can also enjoy a Cuban cigar before they retire to their suites.

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Luxury Suites

Deluxe Suites

Images Courtesy of www.bluetrain.co.za

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