For the ultimate in luxury train travel in South Africa, the Blue Train is the way to go! One of the world's most luxurious moving hotels, The Blue Train offers you a truly unique South African travel experience.
What makes the Blue Train so special is the fact that guests can travel like Kings and Presidents, no stress or strain from the pre-departure lounge to your on-board suite, just pure bliss and first class service
all the way. The Blue Train is for those who desire the finer things in life, and enjoy genteel company where no-one is in a hurry.
Routes traverse the dramatic Karoo, and lush, cultivated wine lands of the Cape, or through grasslands to the hill country of the Zulu Kingdom. Travellers to Durban can indulge in a world class resort golf or spa package. Game lodge options can also be arranged in conjunction with the Blue Train.
Stretch your legs on the Cape Town route with an interesting historical excursion, or simply relax in air-conditioned comfort on the Blue Train and get out the daily papers to catch up on some reading, individual temperature control and under-floor heating create a cosy ambiance on cooler days.
A camera mounted on the front of the Blue Train sends images of the approaching countryside to channels on-board and in the suites. All suites have digital entertainment with movie and radio channels, telephone and some suites have CD and DVD collections.
Exquisite high tea is served and you can mingle with visitors from all around the world or enjoy an exotic cocktail at the plush bar
. Smokers can delight a fine cigar in the Club Car and peruse the book collection in the library.
You can socialise if you choose to in the opulent sitting areas, or simply pass the time watching the fabulous scenery glide past, wonderful landscape views, sunrises and sunsets all in one magical journey. There is no other country like South Africa, the Blue Train
passes through a kaleidoscope of country scenes, bushveld, vistas and a number of provinces.
Savour wonderful food, freshly prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen where gourmet chefs can cater for all dietary requirements. The air-conditioned kitchen on the Blue Train is a masterpiece of design
and engineering in stainless steel with walk-in refrigeration. Discerning diners can have the pleasure of the best silver and crystal service in their suite or in the Dining Car where formal dinner attire adds to the grandeur.
On the Blue Train a personal butler waits on your every need for every hour of the day. Your suite is a sumptuous lounge which becomes a romantic retreat by night
with custom-made beds, crisp cotton linen and soft duck down duvets. You'll find fully fitted marble en-suite bathrooms with gold features and in some suites there are luxurious deep baths.
Ahhh...the delights of Blue Train travel
, no ear upsets from cabin pressure, no noisy jet engines, no other people around you whilst you sleep and dream, just the subtle meditative rhythm of the carriages swiftly moving along the track.