Important Pre-Departure Information
The Blue Train check-in point in Pretoria
Guests are kindly requested to check in one hour prior to departure. Check–in takes place in The Blue Train VIP lounges situated at Cape Town and Pretoria stations.
Individually controlled air-conditioning, remote-controlled television monitor, telephones, room-safes and hairdryers are standard in each suite. The television monitor is concealed above the wardrobe.
Safes are provided in all suites. While every precaution is taken, The Blue Train cannot be held liable for items left unattended in suites.
It is advisable to pack an overnight case for the journey as only a limited amount of luggage can be stored in your suite. Your butler will store additional baggage in the luggage van. Although great care will be taken, we recommend that you take travel insurance to cover any eventuality.
The electric supply on board is 220 volt. Light switches are located at the door and the bed-side table.
The telephone in your suite will allow you to dial the manager or a butler 24 hours a day. Should you wish to make an external call, please contact the Train Manager or your butler, who will gladly assist you. The cost of your external calls and faxes are not included in the fare.
Limited on board laundry and valet service is available to ensure that The Blue Train guests look their best for dinner. Please contact your butler for assistance.
All meals and snacks are included in the fare. Should you require a snack please contact your butler. Lunch and dinner are usually served in two sittings, while breakfast is at your leisure.
Special Dietary Requirements:
Kindly specify any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. We would be delighted to accommodate culinary requests.
It is advisable that The Blue Train guests do not drink water from the tap. Bottled water is supplied in each suite. Your butler will provide you with more on request.
The stylish luxury of The Blue Train is conducive to dressing up for dinner. Evening wear is elegant for ladies and gentlemen are required to wear jacket and tie. For other meals, dress is casual.