Day 1: Pretoria to Kimberly, South Africa
On day one you register and check-in at the Blue Train lounge at Pretoria Station, and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Boarding starts and butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation are done by the butlers. From there, lunch is served and later high tea can be enjoyed in the Lounge Car.
The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley station. Guests disembark and assemble at the railway museum from where they will be ushered to the bus, which will take them to the centre of Kimberley to join an old tram for a ride down to the mine.
Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to the Diamond Die to try their luck to win a diamond, after which they will several interesting and historical sites as well as taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.
Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley station, where they are greeted with a glass of sherry. The Blue Train departs Kimberley station for Cape Town. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of the lounges.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie or dress in traditional attire and ladies in elegant evening or traditional wear. Please note that there are 2 sittings for lunch and dinner.
Day 2: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis. Otherwise breakfast is served in-suite at the guests’ request. The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town station. From there butlers will escort you to the comfort of the Station Lounge.