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 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 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery on the continent. On the southbound trip, 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. On the northbound journey, the train stops at the historic town of Matjiesfontein.