Experience a timelessly elegant rail journey on this overnight trip from Cape Town to Pretoria on the Blue Train.

Enjoy grace and style on this luxurious train as you travel through the varied South African landscape. Visit the quaint town of Matjiesfontein and experience the old-world charm that this town offers.

Enjoy delicious meals in the exquisite dining car and treat yourself to high tea in the regal lounge.

  • Tour duration: 2 days
  • Start: Cape Town
  • End: Pretoria
  • Destinations:
    South Africa
       Cape Town
  • Accommodation:
    1 night at The Blue Train
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Type of Tour: Guided & Scheduled
  • Type of Accommodation: Accommodated

Itinerary Highlights

  • Elegant, opulent & old-world romance
  • Enjoy fine dining in the elegant dining car
  • Relax or play chess in the lounge
  • Explore the quaint town of Matjiesfontein
  • Watch the changing landscape pass by

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Leaving on the Blue Train

Enjoy a pre-departure drink and snack as you arrive at the Cape Town Train Station, after which you will be shown to your suite by a butler. Shortly after departure, you can head down to the dining car where for a delightful brunch.

The train will arrive in Matjiesfontein in the mid-afternoon, and it is here that you can experience a page out of Victorian history. Marvel at the old historic buildings as you wander the streets of this legendary town.

Return to the train for high tea which is served in the Lounge Car. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in any of the lounges. Dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie, while ladies are to be in elegant evening wear.

Day 2

Roll in to Pretoria

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, served on a first come, first served basis in the dining car. Alternatively, arrange to dine in your suite. Your journey ends as the train rolls into Pretoria Station in the early afternoon.

Go2Africa can arrange a private transfer from the station to your next destination. We recommend you combine this journey with a few days in Johannesburg visiting Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and some of our world class shopping centres, or enjoy a luxury safari in the Kruger National Park.


  • 1 Night on the Blue Train on fully inclusive basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 15 Nov 2017 $1770
  • 16 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $1425
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $1585
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018 $1945
  • 16 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $1585

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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