The Blue Train offers one of the most luxurious train journeys on Earth. You will travel in absolute style across South Africa from Cape Town in the south, stopping in Kimberley en route to Pretoria in the north. You also enjoy an off-train excursion: an informative tour of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum, as well as the chance to gaze over the world-renowned Big Hole – the largest hand-dug excavation in the world. Kimberley was the centre of South Africa’s 19-century diamond rush and is packed with history. Pretoria, the nation’s administrative capital, also has a connection to these shimmering stones: the Cullinan diamond – the biggest gem-quality diamond ever discovered – was mined just outside the city and today is the centrepiece to the crown jewels of the United Kingdom.
From the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard the Blue Train, you will be enchanted by your Luxury Suite – your home-away-from-home for the next three days. This suite is over 10 square metres or 107 square feet in size and features a digital interactive entertainment system, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a telephone system to call your private butler or your family back home.
The Luxury Suite provides a comfortable lounge and private dining area by day, before it magically transforms into a tranquil bedroom at night. Sleep comfortably in your spacious bed, equipped with goose down duvets and percale cotton linen. The opulent bathroom is en suite and equipped with a luxurious bathtub and shower.
Step back to a bygone era of luxury train journeys as you are whisked across some of the most memorable landscapes in South Africa, starting with iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, the mesmerising desertscapes of the Karoo and the grasslands of the Highveld. For travellers with time, this journey is the perfect way to travel between Cape Town and Pretoria en route to other destinations like Johannesburg, the Kruger National Park, Sun City or even Victoria Falls.