Why we like it
About The Blue Train
Since its inception in 1946, it has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. Perhaps the best way to see the ever changing landscapes of South Africa, the train allows you to sit back and soak up the splendour of this diverse and interesting country. All suites have en suite facilities with a choice of bath or shower and are air-conditioned. On board, there is a separate dining car and lounge. Dress code on board the train is smart-casual during the day but a jacket and tie are compulsory for gentlemen in the evening. Ladies dress elegantly for dinner.
The Blue Train's most popular journey is between the jacaranda city of Pretoria and the mother city of Cape Town, however it can also be privately chartered to other destinations for special groups and celebrations. There are two train sets to ensure there are regular scheduled departures. They are very similar in décor but have a slightly different composition. Train one sleeps 80 guests and train two 52. Both benefit from the latest suspension system which offers one of the smoothest rides that can be found on any train anywhere in the world.