The Blue Train


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Classic African Luxury


Take a trip on The Blue Train and explore South Africa’s beautiful landscapes from the comfort and luxury of Africa’s ‘Blue Jewel’, one of South Africa’s best known tourism icons. A compelling combination of luxury train travel, world-class service and fine dining against a magnificent ever-changing backdrop makes The Blue Train the experience of a lifetime.

Can you imagine receiving world-class service, enjoying spectacular scenery and eating gourmet meals, all in luxurious surroundings? That’s what The Blue Train experience offers each and every guest, whether travelling on the regular routes or taking a special charter trip.

For over 60 years the Blue Train has led from the front in providing luxurious train journeys through South Africa. The ultimate definition of luxury in motion, accommodation is in luxurious suites with individually controlled air-conditioning and an entertainment centre with a choice of movie and radio channels. The suites also have under-floor heating in the rooms and bathrooms.

The elegant lounge car with its large windows allows for panoramic views of the passing countryside. The interior, resplendent with original works of South African art adorning the walls, plush and comfortable couches and bouquets of flame lilies complementing the plush décor, makes the lounge car the ideal setting for sharing an apéritif with fellow guests, an interlude between meals, or after-dinner conversation over coffee.

All our meals are freshly prepared on board the train by executive chefs. Carefully selected South African wines complement the gourmet cuisine served on The Blue Train. Personal service of the highest calibre is standard on The Blue Train. You will have a dedicated butler at your beck and call to ensure an unforgettable experience. A late-night snack? An early morning wake-up call? A dinner jacket in need of a little tender care? All this is a telephone call away. Your butler is waiting and ready.

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