2-Day Blue Train to Cape Town

Highlights of this Safari

  • Relive the glory days of high tea & dressing for dinner!
  • Fully inclusive: 4 meals a day, drinks & excursion
  • Butler service, air-conditioned suites with bathroom
  • Personal entertainment system & Wi-Fi

FROM USD 1240 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Pretoria & End at Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Destinations: Pretoria, Cape Town


Day 1: The Journey Begins

Depart Pretoria at 08:30: sit down to brunch & high tea before stopping in Kimberley for an afternoon tour & evening drinks. Enjoy dinner & overnight on board the train.

Whether you are travelling from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice versa, each journey begins with a 08:30 departure and a 15:00 arrival the next day. Drinks and snacks are served before you board, and then you’ll be shown to your suite. All suites are air conditioned and have a private bathroom with all the luxuries you’d expect – and more. A personal entertainment system with movies and music comes with the suite as does Wi-Fi and butler service.

Trains leaving Pretoria stop for an afternoon visit to the town of Kimberley, once the epicentre of the diamond mining industry and formerly South Africa’s second biggest city. You’ll enjoy a tour of the museum and ‘Big Hole’ before a glass of sherry and an evening departure.

Trains leaving Cape Town will make an afternoon stop in the Karoo and the town of Matjiesfontein, its modest appearance belying its interesting historical aspect. You’ll enjoy a tour of this curious Victorian-era town and a glass of sherry before returning to the train.

All meals – breakfast/brunch, lunch, high tea and dinner – are served on board and all drinks are included. Note that the dress code for dinner is formal – jacket and tie for men, evening wear for women.

Day 2: An Afternoon Arrival

Enjoy breakfast & lunch on board before a mid-afternoon arrival in Cape Town for the end of the journey.

You’ll wake to the sight of rugged South Africa scenery rolling past as you head for your final destination. It’s a 15:00 arrival so there is plenty of time to make the most of the Blue Train. The Lounge Car is a popular meeting place as is the Club Car, complete with Cuban cigars, rare whiskies and board games like chess and backgammon.

On arrival at Cape Town or Pretoria, guests are ushered to the private Blue Train lounge where the journey ends and your onward connections begin. Ask us about holidays in Cape Town or the Kruger – the Blue Train also runs from Pretoria to Hoedspruit, gateway town to the mighty Kruger National Park and its superb Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.


These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Low Season
Jan - Aug, 16 Nov - 31 Dec
USD 1240
High Season
Sep - 15 Nov
USD 1520

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.


Accommodation, all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-the train excursions.


International Flights, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, French champagne, Caviar, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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