Why is the Blue Train so special? For starters you 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.
Fellow travellers on the one and only Blue Train all desire the finer things in life, and enjoy genteel company where no-one is in a hurry. 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 enjoy 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.
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.