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The Blue Train

Designed on a dream to link the Cape with Cairo, the Blue Train is a South African icon of style, elegance and history.  Kings and Presidents have experienced this luxury five-star hotel on wheels as the stunning South African scenary flashes past the windows of your luxuriously appointed carriages.  The train's forerunners, the Union Limited and the Union Express, linked the mailships in Cape Town harbour with the gold fields of the Witwatersrand. 

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Deluxe Suites

Your De Luxe Suite will forever alter your definition of what style and class entail. From your elegant and relaxing lounge during the day, it transforms into a subtly-lit bedroom of indulgence during the night, bedecked with goose-down and 100 per cent percale-cotton bedding, from your individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold-fitted bathroom, its scented bath salts and plush monogrammed towels, to the electronic entertainment options on offer.


And then, of course, all this accompanied by the ever-changing vistas of the countryside…


The De Luxe coaches each have four suites that measure 4 by 2 metres. One of these contains a double bed and a ¾ size bath tub with handheld shower, while the others have twin beds with showers.

Luxury Suites

Your Luxury Suite will enchant you from the moment your personal butler ushers you aboard. It extends the offering from a De Luxe suite even further; by an extra metre of your domain, with twin or double bedded suites which offer you long and luxurious bath tubs and a private digital interactive entertainment system, with an inviting selection of music CDs and big-screen movies on Blue-Ray DVD.

Luxury coaches have three Luxury Suites that each measure 5,13 by 2 metres and give you the option of twin beds or a double bed.

Your De Luxe or Luxury suites are your home-away-from-home lounges. Need to send an important email halfway across the world or make that urgent phone call? Relax in knowing that all suites are fitted with WI-FI service that is complimentary to all our guests. Use the telephone system in each suite to dial your butler, at no extra charge, for an apéritif or even call family and friends across the Atlantic and relay your Blue Train experience at a minimal fee.

An act of alchemy transforms your sitting area into a restful night-time sanctuary. Goose down duvets and pillows and 100 percent percale cotton bedding envelop you as you drift off after a soothing, scented soak or shower in your marble and gold-appointed bathroom, lulled by the rhythm of the whispering wheels.


The Blue Train operates a number of departures and routes throughout the year.  Have a look at our sample itineraries below but do use the contact button to speak to a member of our travel team for current departures, pricing and availability.

Cape Town to Pretoria

from ZAR 18 405.00 per person sharing

Pretoria to Cape Town

from ZAR 18 405.00 per person sharing

Pretoria to Hoedspruit

from ZAR 11 850.00 per person sharing

Hoedspruit to Pretoria

from ZAR 11 850.00 per person sharing

Pretoria to Kruger National Park

from ZAR 37 630.00 per person sharing

Ultra Luxury Option

As a private jet operator ourselves, why not travel in true style with flights to or from the Blue Train by Private Jet? Our very light jets are a stunning and affordable option to arrive in style.  Our Preferred Partnership with Belmond affords you pre and post stays in iconic hotels such as the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, Fairlawns in Johannesburg and the luxury lodges near Hoedspruit and in the Kruger National Park.


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