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Upcoming Departure Dates 2019 – 2020:

Pretoria to Cape Town:

October: 7,9,16,21,23,28,30

November: 6,13,20,27

December: 4,11,16,18

January: 8,13,15,20,22,27

February: 3,10,12,17,19,24,26

Cape Town to Pretoria:

October: 10,12,19,24,26,31

November: 2,9,16,23,30

December: 7,14,19,21

January: 11,16,18,23,25,30

February: 6,13,15,20,22,27,29

Blue Train Includes:

  • Blue Train NOW a 3 Day, 2 Night Journey

  • 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)

Book and travel now to SAVE

SAVE R7,905


Special Offer: WAS R18,405 PPS | NOW R10,500 PPS

Blue Train + Flights

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

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

  • Off train excursion time and weather permitting

  • PLUS a Flight capped at R1,000 per ticket (T’s and C’s apply).

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  • Valid for travel Oct – Dec 2019 from R10,500 pps


Blue Train + Transfer + Accommodation

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

  • All Meals and Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks onboard the Train

  • Off Train Excursion time and weather permitting

  • PLUS One Transfer between Station and Hotel

  • PLUS One Night at Rosedene Guest House Cpt/Waterfalls Boutique Hotel Pta on a b&b basis

  • Other Hotel Options available

  • Valid for Travel in Oct – Nov 2019


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

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Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings are subject to availability

  • Single occupancy available on request

  • Rates for Children on request

  • Specials only applicable to Guests of Permanent African Residence. Copies of ID will be requested. Special Offers can be withdrawn at any stage and are limited by The Blue Train to a certain number of Suites per departure date

  • Accommodation on The Blue Train is in a De Luxe suite

  • Package Terms and Conditions apply




Pretoria to Cape Town

Selected Week Days

7th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th
4th, 13th, 18th, 25th, 27th
4th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 25th
1st, 8th, 12th, 22nd, 19th
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
3rd, 10th, 22nd, 24th, 29th
5th, 12th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
2nd, 9th, 11th, 28th, 23rd
7th, 9th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th
6th, 13st, 20th, 27th
4th, 11th, 16th, 18th

Departure Time:

Pretoria: 18:30 (pm) Day 1

Arrival Time:

Cape Town: 10:30 (am) Day 3

Cape Town to Pretoria

Selected Week Days

10th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
7th, 16th, 21st, 28th
2nd, 7th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 28th
4th, 11th, 15th, 25th
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
6th, 13th, 25th, 27th
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 24th, 31st
5th, 12th, 14th, 21st, 26th
10th, 12th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
7th, 14th, 19th, 21st

Departure Time:

Cape Town: 16:00 (pm) Day 1

Arrival Time:

Pretoria: 10:30 (am) Day 3



Pretoria to Hoedspruit

Selected Fridays


Departure Time:

Pretoria: 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time:

Hoedspruit: 10:00 (am)

Hoedspruit to Pretoria

Selected Saturdays


Departure Time:

Hoedspruit: 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time:

Pretoria: 10:00 (am)


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


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.


  • 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.


Luxury Suites

Deluxe Suites

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