Blue Train Pretoria to Cape Town Luxury Adventure

3 days

Highlights

  • Step back to a bygone era of opulent train journeys
  • Travel from Pretoria to Cape Town in the Blue Train's Luxury Suite
  • Delicious and elegant dinners in the Dining Car
  • Visit historical sites of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum
  • A bird's eye view of the Big Hole, the world's largest hand-dug excavation
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Overview

The Blue Train provides one of the most luxurious and glamourous train journeys in the world. Travel in absolute style and luxury from Pretoria to Cape Town, stopping along the way in Kimberley for an informative and fascinating tour of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. This city is home to the world-famous Big Hole, with was dug entirely by hand during the 19 century diamond rush.

Be enchanted by the Blue Train’s Luxury Suite from the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard. Measuring just over 10 square metres or 107 square feet, your home-away-from-home features complimentary Wi-Fi; a telephone system to call your private butler or your family across the Atlantic; and a private, digital interactive entertainment system.

By day your Luxury Suite is a comfortable lounge and private dining area, and by night it magically transforms into a tranquil bedded sanctuary equipped with goose down duvets and percale cotton linen. The marble and gold-appointed bathroom is en suite and features a shower and luxuriously long bathtub. Be lulled to sleep each night by the whispering clickety-clack of the wheels along the railroad track as you are whisked across some of South Africa’s most memorable landscapes.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 3 Days

  • Start: Pretoria
  • End: Cape Town

Destinations Visited

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The Blue Train

2 Nights
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart for Kimberley

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Depart for Kimberley | 2 Nights

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Register and check in at the Pretoria Station Lounge in the late afternoon, enjoying pre-departure snacks and drinks before boarding starts. Your private butler will usher you to a Luxury Suite, your comfortable and opulent home-away-from-home for the next three days. Enjoy your first delicious dinner of the journey in the Dining Car, prepared by professional chefs using only the freshest of local ingredients like Karoo lamb, ostrich, venison, and Knysna oysters paired with award-winning cultivars from the Cape Winelands. Dinner is an elegant, semi-formal affair and men are requested to wear at least jackets or waistcoats. Savour some post-dinner drinks and Cuban cigars in the Club Car.

Day 2: Discover the Big Hole

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After breakfast, the train will arrive at Kimberley Station where you will disembark for a bus transfer to the historical sites of the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. This fascinating open-air museum depicts Kimberley in its Victorian prime during South Africa's diamond rush of the late nineteenth century. Marvel at a display of uncut diamonds including 'The 616' (616 carats) - the world's biggest uncut diamond - and the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the 'Eureka'. Continue to an enclosed viewing on the edge of the Big Hole for a bird's eye view of the world's largest hand-dug excavation. This famous hole is 215 metres or 705 feet deep with a circumference of 1.6 kilometres or one mile. Lunch is served upon your return to the Blue Train, followed by high tea in the Lounge Car.

Day 3: Welcome to Cape Town!

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After a scrumptious breakfast, you will reach your final destination: Cape Town Station with a backdrop of Table Mountain in the distance. Your butler will usher you to the Blue Train Lounge to collect your luggage before you depart for your Mother City hotel.

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Inclusions

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Exclusions

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

Rates

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Dates Price
2019-01-01 — 2019-08-31 $1,600
2019-09-01 — 2019-11-15 $1,995
2019-11-16 — 2019-12-31 $1,600
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.

Departure Dates

  • 2020 Departures
    January
    Start date End date
    2020-01-08 2020-01-10
    2020-01-13 2020-01-15
    2020-01-15 2020-01-17
    2020-01-20 2020-01-22
    2020-01-22 2020-01-24
    2020-01-27 2020-01-29
    February
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    2020-02-03 2020-02-05
    2020-02-10 2020-02-12
    2020-02-12 2020-02-14
    2020-02-17 2020-02-19
    2020-02-19 2020-02-21
    2020-02-24 2020-02-26
    2020-02-26 2020-02-28
    March
    Start date End date
    2020-03-02 2020-03-04
    2020-03-09 2020-03-11
    2020-03-16 2020-03-18
    2020-03-23 2020-03-25
    2020-03-25 2020-03-27
    2020-03-30 2020-04-01
    April
    Start date End date
    2020-04-01 2020-04-03
    2020-04-06 2020-04-08
    2020-04-13 2020-04-15
    2020-04-20 2020-04-22
    2020-04-27 2020-04-29
    May
    Start date End date
    2020-05-04 2020-05-06
    2020-05-11 2020-05-13
    2020-05-18 2020-05-20
    2020-05-25 2020-05-27
    June
    Start date End date
    2020-06-01 2020-06-03
    2020-06-08 2020-06-10
    2020-06-15 2020-06-17
    2020-06-22 2020-06-24
    2020-06-29 2020-07-01
    July
    Start date End date
    2020-07-06 2020-07-08
    2020-07-13 2020-07-15
    2020-07-20 2020-07-22
    2020-07-27 2020-07-29
    2020-07-29 2020-07-31
    August
    Start date End date
    2020-08-17 2020-08-19
    2020-08-24 2020-08-26
    2020-08-26 2020-08-28
    2020-08-31 2020-09-02