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South Africa Blue Train tickets, bookings and itinerary from Pretoria to Cape Town. Experience the Cadillac of luxury train Travel in SA. Book safely and securely, online with the trusted payment methods for debit and credit card. Bank transfer and Paypal also excepted.

 

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PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN ROUTE TICKET PRICE LIST

Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates

Please note new seasons and rate per person sharing

HIGH SEASON RATES: Valid: 01 Sept 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Luxury Double - rate per person sharing 1,678 De Luxe Double - rate per person sharing 1,541
Luxury Single rate - including supplement 2,517 De Luxe Single rate - including supplement 2,311

LOW SEASON RATES: Valid 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Aug 2014 & 16 Nov - 31 Dec 2014

Luxury Double - rate per person sharing 1,348 De Luxe Double - rate per person sharing 1,248
Luxury Single rate - including supplement 2,023 De Luxe Single rate - including supplement 1,872
 
 
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The Blue Train (known as the blou trein in Afrikaans) has been synonymous with luxury hospitality, tourism and leisure since 1946. This luxury express train offers a unique way of experiencing some of Southern Africa’s magnificent landscapes and landmarks such as the garden route. On board the train, guests indulge with fine cuisine accompanied by some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. Around-the-clock personal Butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their experience; be it in the comfort of their private suites or at any one of our exquisite lounges  comparable to the most luxurious of hotels, whether you're used to lounging by the pool or an early night in a warm, comfortable bed. As well as luxury train travel in South Africa, South Safari can also offer private safari tours or day trips and airport transfers.

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PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN

2014 Selected  Mondays, Wednesdays

CAPE TOWN  TO PRETORIA   

2014 Selected  Mondays, Wednesdays

April

7, 14, 23, 28

April

9, 16, 25, 30

May

5, 12, 19

May

7, 14, 21

June

2, 9, 16

June

4, 11, 18

July

9, 14, 21, 28

July

11, 16, 23, 30

August

4, 11, 18, 25

August

6, 13, 20, 27
September 1, 8, 15, 29 September 3, 10, 17
October 6, 13, 15, 20, 29 October 1, 8, 15, 17, 22, 31
November 3, 10, 19, 24 November 5, 12, 21, 26

December

1, 8, 15, 17

December

3, 10, 17, 19

For our 2015 timetable please visit Newfusion's 2015 Tickets page.

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Suite facilities 

On The Blue Train luxury assumes a new dimension, becoming the working definition of everything your heart desires. You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite, transformed from an elegant, spacious lounge by day, into a sanctuary of comfort and slumber by night The De Luxe suite offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath). The space allowed for these ablution facilities is generous and not cramped at all. Hot showers while viewing the wide open grass lands provides a rail safari experience of note!

Blue train double room suite

Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities

All suites on board The Blue Train come equipped with a writing desk, ideally positioned next to the window, where you can note the view in style. Each suite has individual controls for the air-conditioning system and a private entertainment centre with a choice of movie channels and radio stations.

The Luxury Suite takes the choice even further, with an inviting selection of compact disks and movies on video and DVD.

You can also tune into the driver's eye view camera, and watch the world ahead as you swiftly glide along.

The Blue Train is synonymous with the luxury of personal service that comes as standard with a dedicated 24 hour Butler to ensure the ultimate definition of luxury in motion.

Fine dining 

The Blue Train provides fine dining and the gourmet cuisine is complemented by the carefully selected, best South African wines. All meals are freshly prepared on board the train by Executive Chefs. We have experienced this fine dining and can attest to the fine dining experience. A luxury train of this class requires a good mix of dress in keeping with the classically romantic ambience of the 42-seater dining car. Lunch is a casual affair, while dinner is formal. Men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies are requested to dress in elegant evening wear or traditional attire.

 

Elegant lounge facilities

Your luxury train experience starts the moment you step into any of The Blue Train’s departure lounges in Pretoria or Cape Town. Guests are requested to check in an hour before departure. Luxury transfer arrangements to Pilanesberg Game Reserve or Cape Wine lands can be arranged with your booking.

Blue train predeparture

The warm ambience of the elegant lounge car with its large windows allows for panoramic views of the passing countryside while enjoying high tea or pre-dinner drink. Should you prefer the more relaxing ambience of a gentleman’s pub atmosphere, then the club car is the ideal place to be, offering impeccable service with its card tables, a small library and a fully-equipped bar. Here guests can watch a short film about the areas, which the train is passing. After dinner guests can also enjoy a Cuban cigar before they retire to their suites.

Description of route and off-the train excursions

 

• Pretoria - Cape Town - Pretoria

The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery the sub-continent has to offer. Southbound, off-the train excursions include the diamond town of Kimberley where one can explore the Big Hole and the Diamond Museum. Northbound, visit the small town of Matjiesfontein, which includes the famous Lord Milner Hotel.

 

Blue Train Itinerary & Schedule Cape Town Pretoria

Cape Town To Pretoria Route
Pretoria to Cape Town Route
Day OneDay One
07:30 Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train 07:30Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station Lounge. Guests enjoy pre-departure drinks. Welcome snacks will be served on-board the train
 
08:00 Boarding starts. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers. 08:00Boarding starts. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.
 
08:30The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station 08:30 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria Station
 
10:30 - 12:30First sitting for Brunch 10:30 - 12:30First sitting for Brunch
 
12:30 - 14:30 Second sitting for Brunch 12:30 - 14:30 Second sitting for Brunch
 
 OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION 15:30High tea is served in the Lounge Car.
OFF-THE-TRAIN EXCURSION
(Weather & time-permitting)
 
  (Weather & time-permitting) 17:10The Blue Train arrives at Kimberley Station. Guests disembark and assemble at the railway museum, from where they will be ushered to a bus, which transfers them to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum
 
14:35 - 15:15The Blue Train arrives at Matjiesfontein for a 45 minute off-the-train excursion.
On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep. The Victoria buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp - an oasis suspended in a different age.
17:45Guests arrive at the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine. Guests are first taken to view interesting and historical sites. Guests are also taken onto an enclosed ramp on the edge of the Kimberly hole.
 
15:20The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria. 18:35Guests depart from the Open Mine Museum for Kimberley Station.
At Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento for guests to keep.
 
15:30High tea is served in the Lounge Car. 19:05The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town.
 
17:00After an exciting interlude guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.  After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges.
 
18:30First sitting dinner 19:30First sitting dinner
 
20:30Second sitting dinner 21:15First sitting dinner Second sitting dinner
 
 Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.  Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
 
Day 2: (next Morning) Day 2:(Next morning)
 
07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests' request. 07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis. Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests' request.
 
12:50 The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. 12:00 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station. Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge
 
Thank you for joining us on this memorable experience!

PRETORIA TO DURBAN

2014 Selected Fridays 

DURBAN  TO PRETORIA   

2014 Selected Sundays

September 19 September 21
November 14 November 16

Please note rate per person sharing

Luxury Double - rate per person sharing R7 100.00 De Luxe Double - rate per person sharing R6 360.00
Luxury Single rate - including supplement R10 650.00 De Luxe Single rate - including supplement R9 540.00

Departure and Arrival Time

Departure Time: Pretoria: 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time : Durban : 10:00 (am)

Departure Time : Durban : 15:00 (pm)

Arrival Time : Pretoria : 10:00 (am)


• Garden route: Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town

THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Blue Train takes you on a 2-night and 1½-days journey between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth over the majestic Outeniqua Pass, stopping at Oudtshoorn for a memorable off-the train excursion, which includes a visit to the world-famous Cango Caves and an Ostrich farm, ending at a local restaurant which prides itself on serving an indigenous flavour of South African cuisine

 

Tailor-made charters

Charter The Blue Train for strategic meetings, product launches, VIP breakfasts, lunches, dinner and cocktail parties, weddings, golfing and safari packages. and more. Traverse along the Victoria Falls route where The Blue Train offers a window to view nature situated to the north of South Africa’s borders. The route winds its way to the awesome “Smoke that Thunders”. Or make your way through the unique beauty of the Olifant’s Valley to the Game Reserves and other attractions of the Mpumalanga Province. Charters are not limited to the charter options or the routes mentioned above. Charters are dependent on rail network’s compatibility with The Blue Train’s technology

Business “Unusual” - Conference facility

The Blue Train’s conference facility offers a venue for up to 22 delegates. Equipped with audio visual and technical equipment for a high-level business meeting or small conference, this is surely one of the most spectacular meeting venues for the discerning businessperson. The Conference car can also be adapted for smaller meetings offering a more relaxed atmosphere. The Blue Train offers far more than just a journey. It is an all-inclusive experience offering a combination of unsurpassed luxury travel, five star accommodation, fine cuisine, personalised butler service and routes that offer breath taking views of the countryside. So take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs your imagination and luxurious comfort soothes your body and soul.

 

The Blue Train Accolades

For over half a century South Africa’s Blue Train has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent travelling experiences. It has been voted for four consecutive years (1998/99/2000/01) the “World’s leading luxury train” by some 250 000 travel agents in 181 countries at the World Travel Awards. The Blue Train has also been awarded Diners Club International Merit Award for its finest wine for four consecutive years (1999/2000/01/02). In 1998 The Blue Train was also awarded an award for being one of the “20 Best Experiences in the World”. Indeed an impressive record of accolades.

 

THE BLUE TRAIN - UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES 

• Strong heritage 

• Panoramic size windows 

• Modern and Technological advancement of the product (Driver’s Eye View camera, unique coupling, air-cushion suspension system, TV monitor in the suites, improved automated entertainment system, GPS) 

• Travel throughout day and night (don’t have to stop for our guests to enjoy a peaceful night’s rest) 

• On board entertainment (TV monitors in room enabling guests to watch movies, selection of music channels and radio stations to listen to etc.) 

• Unique conference facility 

• On board boutique selling exquisite jewellery pieces and Blue Train branded mementos 

• Luxurious, comfortable experience 

 

The Blue Train, A Window To The Soul Of South Africa


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