The Blue Train defines an era of luxury travel and travels through South Africa and its breathtaking scenery. Kings and presidents have enjoyed this magnificent and moving five-star hotel on wheels; The Blue Train. From honeymooners in love to revered celebrities; and even ordinary people who dream of a life of spectacular luxury; a life that seemed tantalizingly unattainable. Up to now…
Since its inception in 1946; the Blue Train has become recognized as the epitome of luxury rail travel; an icon of the Southern African tourism, hospitality, and leisure industry. The luxury element on the train is accentuated by the personalized butler service, fine cuisine, and of course; a wide selection of South Africa’s finest wines.
So, step aboard and journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance, and romance on The Blue Train.
The Blue Train Accommodation
Comparable to the world’s finest hotels, each suite onboard the train offers five-star luxury accommodation with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Of course; all the suites have an individually-controlled air-conditioning system, under-floor heating, opulent marble and gold fitted bathroom with scented bath salts; plush monogrammed towels; even electronic entertainment options. 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 clickety-clack of the train on the tracks. This is what makes The Blue Train one of Africa’s luxury trains.
The suites are a lounge area by day and are converted into a comfortable bedroom during the night. And then, of course, all of this is accompanied by the ever-changing vistas of the countryside…
The Blue Train Charter
The Blue Train can be chartered for all types of special occasions; from engagements, weddings and honeymoons, anniversaries, to milestone birthdays. It can meander along its standard route, or on bespoke trips or cross-border excursions; that last from hours to nights; just for you and your party.
If the conference car is not reserved for use during the trip; it can be converted into a complementary viewing car; that complements the facilities of the lounge car.
For those with stricter plans, The Blue Train offers facilities for business-oriented travel. The well-equipped conference car can comfortably seat 22 people in a boardroom style. It also provides space for smaller work areas.
Why Chose The Blue Train
- Not only to ‘slow’ your journey down; but The Blue Train is the oldest luxury train in Southern Africa.
- The only luxury train traveling to Kruger National Park