The Blue Train is an all-inclusive luxury rail cruise, showcasing some of South Africa's most spectacular scenery, whilst guests are pampered on-board, what has been regularly voted Africa's Leading Luxury Train.
By day elegant private suites provide generous lounges, changing, as night falls, into subtly lit en-suite bedrooms with butler service. The Blue Train boasts a club car, lounge and amazing observation car with picture windows. Dinner is an elegant affair in the dining car, complimented by fine cuisine and award winning South African wines.
The most popular and frequent route is between Cape Town and Pretoria in either direction - a 2-night "slow travel "experience. Other set-departures such as Hoedspruit for the Kruger - as well as private charters are available .
The Blue Train is an icon of South Africa and a journey of a lifetime for discerning travellers. www.bluetrain.co.za
Where we operate
- South Africa
- Mobile Safaris
11 February 2020
In 2019 South Africa’s legendary Blue Train reinvented its classic Cape Town/Pretoria journey, extending it to a 2-night “slow travel” experience. Now they are giving their Hoedspruit safari departures a complete makeover for 2020 – making it a round trip including sunrise & sunset Big 5 game drives, a boma dinner under the stars and even some traditional cultural dancing!Read More
28 March 2019
Meet Train Manager Siya Mbambo - and an update onthe timings for the new 2-night slow travel experience
The Blue Train's 2-night "slow travel" journey between Cape Town and Pretoria has proved to be a big hit in its frst quarter - but please note that the departure times will be standardised to 4pm (with check in from 2pm) at both Pretoria and Cape Town pre-departure lounges from 1 April 2019. For the full details click here. We would also like to introduce one of our two Train Managers, Siya Mbambo who always strives to add an extra dash of joy and magic to our luxury rail experience... Check out his interview as well as a quick video clipRead More
28 June 2018
In 2019, South Africa's iconic Blue Train will be reinventing its classic Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa) experience from a 1 night to a 2 night journey. There are many benefits of extending this luxury rail experience on top of it being a slower, more relaxing journey to better enjoy the scenery. Read all about the benefits here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the new rates and schedules or visit www.bluetrain.co.zaRead More
02 April 2014
The Blue Train has added departures to its scheduled trips between Pretoria and Cape Town in June. Guests on June departures will also have two complimentary overnight stays. The hotel selections in Pretoria include the Sheraton or Castello di Monte, while the choices in Cape Town include the Taj Hotel or The Westin. The June departure dates from Pretoria to Cape Town are June 2, 9 and 16, with departures from Cape Town to Pretoria on June 4, 11 and 18. The overnight stays…Read More
13 September 2011
Australian superstar Kylie Minogue recently wow-ed South African audiences with her Aphrodite Live World Tour. During her visit she did the “locomotion” in style – travelling on the World’s Leading Luxury Train - The Blue Train, from Pretoria to Cape Town. “What a beautiful way to arrive in Cape Town,” said the star. “To end this epic adventure in such a beautiful place is just magical.” If you should "be so lucky&…Read More
23 June 2011
The Blue Train, one of South Africa’s most well-known tourism icons, is now offering corporates the opportunity to tailor-make their own Blue Train route. The train can be chartered for strategic meetings, product launches, VIP cocktail parties, Christmas lunches, dinners and even weddings, with a variety of different routes as an option. The Conference Car, which is found in one of the two train sets, accommodates up to 22 delegates, is fully equipped with audio-visual and technical equ…Read More