The Blue Train offer an unmatched experience of luxurious modern travel whilst invoking the romance and history of the past. Step into a world of grace and elegance, with spectacular scenery to stir the imagination, and sumptuous comfort to soothe body and soul.
There are currently two trains in operation , one accommodating a maximum of 52 guests and the second a maximum of 80 guests.
Two lounges offer convivial spaces in which to relax and build new friendships over a cocktail; the Club Car and Lounge Car. The wood-panelled Club Car (smoking lounge) has the feel of a gentlemen's club and is where you're free to enjoy a Cuban cigar which is served after dinner. The beautifully designed Lounge Car (non-smoking lounge) is an ideal venue to enjoy the charming view of the countryside, with its windows perfectly framing the ever-changing panoramas. The Lounge Car is also the venue for afternoon High Tea, or the place to wander into after your five-course dinner to enjoy a nightcap and round off a perfe ct evening.
All meals and drinks (except champagne) are included and served in the delightful Dining Car, where The Blue Train lives up to its five star reputation in every sense, as cuisine surpasses even the highest expectations. Chefs regularly refresh their menus to intrigue and tantalise your palate, as they prepare signature dishes using the freshest of local ingredients. Lunch is elegant yet casual and dinner is a more formal affair with an opportunity to adorn yourself in your finest silks and satins, diamonds and pearls, tuxedos and ties.
Accommodation is in a deluxe suite which transforms from an elegant and relaxzing lounge by day into a subtly-lit bedroom by night. You have the choice of twin beds with shower or double bed with bath. Larger luxury suites offer twin or double beds, luxurious bath tubs and a digital interactive entertainment system, with an inviting selection of music CDs and big screen movies on DVD. Both deluxe and luxury suites are air-conditioned, have a hairdryer, safe, free WiFi and the 24 hour services of a butler.
The Blue Train currently operates between Pretoria and Cape Town or Pretoria and Durban.