The Blue Train South Africa

The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service.

Blue Train Itineraries

Pretoria to CPT

Blue Train Schedules / Rates

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Cape Town Luxury Hotel Packages

Packages to Capetown include 2 nights luxury accommodation, train trip, flights, transfers meals and selected activities at the following hotels:

The 5* Taj Hotel: from R 16 810.00 per person sharing
The 5* Westin Hotel: from R 16 810.00 per person sharing
The 5* Castello Di Monte: from R 17 240.00 per person sharing

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Terms and Conditions:

  1. The two Blue Trains travel at a maximum speed of 110 km/h (69 miles an hour), allowing ample opportunity to absorb the ever-changing countryside.
  2. The two Blue Trains accommodate 84 and 76 passengers (with observation car), who are served by 30 highly trained and hand-picked staff.
  3. The Blue Trains are 380 metres (416 yards) long and consist of 18 carriages, 14 of which are for the use of guests.
  4. The Blue Trains each carry 31 000 litres (6 820gallons) of water.
  5. Two diesel-powered generator sets, one always on stand-by, are used to supply the Blue Trains' demanding power requirements. Each generator capable of generating up to 550 KVA, with a 650 volt power supply to the train.
  6. A standard internal temperature of around 20 to 21° C (70 to 72°F) is maintained throughout the journey, even when the ambient temperature is 45°C (115° F).
  7. For the guests' comfort, each suite has individual temperature controls ranging from 18 to 24°C (65 to 77°F).
  8. Each journey is escorted by a mechanical and electrical engineer.