About The Blue Train

Welcome to the Blue Train - a luxurious South African rail experience. Along the turn of the 20th century, the long-held dream of a magnificent African railway gave rise to an incredible journey.

At its inception, the original engineers envisioned a mighty line of tempered steel stretching from Cape Town to Cairo that would rival the great railways of the world. Today, the Blue Train carries honeymooners, royalty and dignitaries alike, across the scope of South Africa’s diverse natural splendour.

Experience the soul of South Africa in Five-Star comfort, from colourful Cape Town and the Great Karoo to the Victorian village of Matjiesfontein and the land beyond the Vaal River.

The Luxury Rail Experience

Wine, dine and recline in luxury aboard the Window to the Soul of Africa. The Blue Train features luxury suites, elegant lounges, fine dining and boutique jewelry shopping. Your personal butler will take exceptional care to ensure an unforgettable experience while on board.

Great Destinations

The Blue Train travels on steel rails spun across the breadth of South Africa. At one end, the Mother City of Cape Town. The Cape of Good Hope has long been the gateway into South Africa for travelers from all over the world. Travel in luxury from the beating heart of the Western Cape, through the Winelands and the Great Karoo, where a visit to the historic railway town of Matjiesfontein awaits. The Diamond City of Kimberley, the Golden City of Johannesburg and the Jacaranda-lined streets of Pretoria are all central attractions on this amazing journey.

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Accommodation on the Blue Train

Suites aboard the Blue Train are the epitome of style and class. By day, your DeLuxe suite takes the form of an elegant private lounge. At night, it transforms into a luxurious bedroom, with bedding of goose down & cotton, individually controlled air-conditioning, heated floors and an en-suite bathroom fitted with plush towels and first class amenities.

Luxury suites take things a few steps further. Aside from the extra space, luxurious bathtubs and electronic entertainment, Luxury Suites aboard the Blue Train come with personal butlers, WiFi service and the option of double or twin beds.

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The Blue Train also features two common lounges, where you can meet fellow passengers and build a rapport over drinks. The Club Car is a stately, wood-panelled cigar lounge. Cigars are served after dinner and the Club Car offers cognac and other beverages. The beautiful Lounge Car, towards the middle of the train, is decorated with rare works by some of South Africa’s finest artists and flanked by large windows that frame the breathtaking landscapes as you pass through ever-changing panoramas. Traditional English High Tea is served in the Lounge Car in the afternoons.

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Fine Wine and Dining

The Boutique on board the Blue Train offers elegant and timeless keepsakes that signify your Blue Train experience, from fine jewelry - necklaces, cufflinks, earrings - to lavish leather goods. Here you can find the perfect tangible memories to carry with you long after the train pulls into the last station.

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Blue Train South Africa | Luxury Train Travel in Africa
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  • Tel: +27 21 424 1037
  • Fax: +27 21 424 1036
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  • Business Hours
  • Mon - Fri. 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
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