Board one of the most luxurious trains in the world for an unbelievably scenic and interesting journey; on The Blue Train to Cape Town or from Cape Town to Pretoria.
14th February 2022: The Blue Train has been suspended until further notice – please let us know your travel dates so we can find a suitable alternative until it is back on ‘track’!!
This luxury train journey stops at the capital of the Northern Cape province; Kimberley which is the diamond capital of the world and is well-known for its exquisite jewelry. Right in the middle of the city; a giant 215-meter deep crater serves as a reminder of the diamond rush of the 1870s; where prospectors carved out the largest hand-dug excavation in the world in search of the precious gemstones.
In its time, the Big Hole yielded an incredible 2 722 kilograms of diamonds. Today, the Big Hole and its surrounds are a museum and tourist attraction. Visitors can learn about the history of diamond mining, see historic memorabilia and buy diamonds slightly cheaper than usual. There is also a fascinating reconstruction of the ‘Old Town’ at the big hole. This gives visitors an idea of what it was like to live there; back in the town’s heydays of the late 1800s.
So, step aboard and journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance, and romance on The Blue Train.
The Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria Journey
The Blue Train Pretoria to Cape Town Journey
Dinner is an elegant affair; therefore men are requested to wear a jacket and tie; while the ladies should wear elegant evening wear.
The Blue Train Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa) Rates
|Suite Type||LOW SEASON:|
1st January until 31st August 2022
& 16th November until 31st December 2022
1st September until 15th November 2022
|Per Person Sharing||Single||Per Person Sharing||Single|
|Luxury||R32 985||R49 480||R40 310||R60 465|
|De Luxe||R25 855||R38 780||R31 915||R47 870|
Rates are per person, inclusive of all meals, high tea, drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and off-train excursions; excluding French champagne, caviar, and external telephone calls.
Rates quoted are for a one-way journey and are subject to change without prior notification. Arrival times and off-train excursions cannot be guaranteed. Reservations for children on request only.
Special requests for meals (e.g. Kosher and Halaal) to be specified at the time of reservation.
Bed preference (double or single) to be specified when making a reservation; as double beds are limited.
Guests are requested to check in 1½ hours prior to departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.
To see full information on The Blue Train and its accommodation options, visit The Blue Train