Take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance where spectacular scenery combines with pleasureable comfort.  The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27 hour journey of 1600 kilometres, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.

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A journey of a lifetime for those who enjoy the finer things in life!

The Blue Train dining experience is an elegant affair and a banquet for all the senses.

Around-the-clock personal Butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their journey

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Day 1

Pretoria - Cape Town

A journey between Pretoria, the country's administrative capital and Cape Town, South Africa's cosmopolitan mother city and seat of nation's Parliament. Guests will register and check-in at 4:00pm at The Blue Train Lounge,
Pretoria Station. You can enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train.
Boarding will start at 6:00pm and your butler will escort you to your suite where you will be given a suite orientation. The Blue Train departs from Petroria Station at 6:30pm and the first sitting for dinner will be held at 7:30pm. The second sitting for dinner will be held at 9:15pm. 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. (D) 

Day 2

Cape Town

This morning you have the option of breakfast in the dining car or it can be served in-suite on request. Following breakfast, you will disembark at Kimberley Station before heading to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum.  Enjoy a tour of the mine where you will view interesting and historical sites, you will also be taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Big Hole. On return to Kimberley Station you will be greeted with a glass of Sherry, the Sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is yours to keep as a memento of your journey.  After this exciting tour, you will return to The Blue Train where you have time to freshen up before enjoying an aperitif served at any one of the lounges. At 5:00pm this afternoon High Tea is served in the Non-Smoking Lounge Car. (B,L,D)

Day 3

Cape Town

This morning you have the option of breakfast in the dining car or it can be served in-suite on request. The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station at 10:30am and your butler will escort you to The Blue Train Lounge. (B)

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This offer is valid until 28 February 2019, applicable to new bookings only. Travel between May - July 2019 and get a 50% discount for the second passenger on a booking with two or more passengers on the Pretoria to Cape Town route or vice versa (one way journey). Booking period January 2019 to 28 February 2019 and payment to be received by 28 February 2019. Offer is restricted and Blue Train reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available & to discontinue the promotion at any time. Bookings are subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.