THE BLUE TRAIN

Since its inception the Blue Train has been synonymous with elegance and luxury – its name has become associated with the ultimate in comfort and personal service. The suites on the Blue Train live up to its reputation, and each coach has a butler on call to attend to your needs and ensure that your experience is as memorable and comfortable as possible.

The fully air-conditioned trains accommodate between 74 - 82 guests, depending on which ‘set’ is used. Each ‘set’ has two lounges - the main lounge car which is a meeting place for drinks and high tea, and the club car where guests can relax over an after dinner drink or watch the large screen which provides a drivers-eye-view of the track ahead. Cuisine aboard the train features South African delicacies complemented by fine South African wines.

THE ROUTES
The routes of the Blue Train take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. When you choose to travel on the Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance. The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery on the continent. Northbound and southbound, the train stops at the famous diamond town of Kimberley where guests can explore the Diamond Museum and the Big Hole, the biggest man-made hole in the world.

THE SUITES
The Deluxe coaches have four suites per coach; one suite with a bath and the others with showers. The Deluxe suites feature either twin beds with a shower, or double beds with a bathtub and handheld shower. The luxury suites are a metre larger, and these twin or double-bedded suites have baths only. The luxury suites also have a large choice of radio and movie channels with a private digital entertainment centre and a selection of music CDs and movies on DVD.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

When you choose to travel on the Blue Train, you choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance.

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SOUTH AFRICA ITINERARIES FEATURING THE BLUE TRAIN

Africa Collection founder and director Chris Fortescue

Chris

Africa Collection travel expert Shelley Phillips

Shelley

Africa Collection founder and director James Westrip

James

Africa Collection travel expert Chania Hemsley-Smith

Chania

Africa Collection travel expert Lee-Anne Westrip

Lee-Anne

Africa Collection travel expert Rebecca Aylett

Rebecca

Africa Collection travel expert Laura Turley

Laura

Africa Collection travel expert Kirsty Anscomb

Kirsty

Africa Collection travel expert Storm Napier

Storm

Africa Collection travel expert Molly Williams

Molly

Africa Collection travel expert Wendy Baker-Gourley

Wendy

Africa Collection travel expert Katie Horton

Katie

Africa Collection travel expert Liesl Huisman

Liesl

Africa Collection travel expert Natasha Rautenbach

Natasha

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