Blue Train
to Cape Town
JOURNEY TO CAPE TOWN

If you wish to discover the diverse and spectacular scenery between Pretoria and Cape Town in the fashion of a sophisticated by-gone era come aboard the Blue Train. The 1600 kilometer route offers breathtaking stops where travelers can explore the rich history of lesser known towns and marvel at the diverse and changing scenery.

Choose between the Northbound and Southbound trips each with their own unique offering.

The southbound trip departs from Pretoria Station at 8:30 and arrives in Cape Town at the Cape Town Station at 15:00 the following day.

En-route take trip back in time to the diamond rush in the historical town of Kimberley.

On the Northbound journey, the train leaves Cape Town at 08:30 and arrives in Pretoria at the Pretoria Station at 15:00. Guests are invited to enjoy an off-the-train trip in Matjiesfontein where they can explore the old Victorian buildings and enjoy a glass of sherry at the world-famous Lord Milner hotel.

PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN
PRETORIA TO CAPE TOWN ITINERY
Day 1
07h30 Register and check-in at The Pretoria Station. Guests are boarded directly to the train. Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks onboard.
08h30 The Blue Train departs from Pretoria.
10h30 First sitting for Brunch.
12h30 Second sitting for Brunch.
15h30 High tea is served in the Lounge Car.
17h10 The 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.
17h45 Guests 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.
18h35 Guests 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.
19h05 The Blue Train departs Kimberley Station for the journey Southbound to Cape Town.
After this exciting tour, guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks served at any one of our lounges.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
19h30 First sitting dinner.
21h15 Second sitting dinner.
Day 2
07h30 Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis.
Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.
07h30 The Blue Train arrives at Cape Town Station.
Butlers usher guests to The Blue Train Lounge.
CAPE TOWN TO PRETORIA ITINERY
Day 1
07h30 Register and check-in at The Blue Train Lounge, Cape Town Station.
Guests enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks. Butlers usher guests to their suites. Suite orientation done by butlers.
08h30 The Blue Train departs from Cape Town Station
10h30 First sitting for Brunch.
12h30 Second sitting for Brunch.
14h35 The 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.
15h20 The Blue Train departs for its northbound journey to Pretoria.
15h30 High tea is served in the Lounge Car.
17h00 After an exciting interlude guests are free to refresh themselves and enjoy pre-dinner drinks at any one of our lounges.
18h30 First sitting dinner.
20h30 Second sitting dinner.
Remember, dinner is an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie and ladies elegant evening wear.
Day 2
07h30 Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis.
Breakfast can also be served in-suite at the guests’ request.
12h50 The Blue Train arrives at Pretoria Station. Butlers usher guests to their transfers. Thank you for joining us on this memorable experience!
RATES 2015

High Season
01 September 2015 - 15 November 2015

Low Season
01 January - 31 August 2015 & 16 November - 31 December 2015

PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN ROUTE

Low Season High Season
R15 465
Luxury Double rate per person sharing
R19 245
R23 200
Luxury Single rate including Supplement
R28 870
R13 795
De Luxe Double per person sharing
R17 030
R20 690
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement
R25 545
RATES 2016

High Season
01 September 2016 - 15 November 2016

Low Season
01 January - 31 August 2016 & 16 November - 31 December 2016

PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN ROUTE

Low Season High Season
R17 010
Luxury Double rate per person sharing
R21 170
R25 520
Luxury Single rate including Supplement
R31 755
R14 625
De Luxe Double per person sharing
R18 050
R21 940
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement
R27 075

PRETORIA - HOEDSPRUIT - PRETORIA

Luxury Double rate per person sharing
R10 940
Luxury Single rate including Supplement R16 410
De Luxe Double per person sharing R9 430
De Luxe Single rate including Supplement R14 145
DATES PRETORIA - CAPE TOWN
August 2015 3, 10, 19, 24, 31
September 2015 7, 23, 30
October 2015 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2015 2, 11, 16, 23, 30
December 2015 7, 14, 21
January 2016 6, 11, 18, 25
February 2016 1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
March 2016 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30
April 2016 4, 11, 18, 25, 27
May 2016 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 2016 6, 13, 20, 27
July 2016 4, 11, 18, 25
August 2016 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 29
September 2016 5, 12, 19, 26
October 2016 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, 31
November 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
December 2016 5, 12, 16, 21
DATES CAPE TOWN - PRETORIA
August 2015 5, 12, 21, 26
September 2015 2, 9, 25
October 2015 2, 7, 14, 21, 28
November 2015 4, 13, 18, 25
December 2015 2, 9, 16, 23
January 2016 8, 13, 20, 27
February 2016 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 26
March 2016 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30
April 2016 1, 6, 13, 20, 27, 29
May 2016 4, 11, 18, 25
June 2016 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 2016 6, 13, 20, 27
August 2016 3, 10, 12, 17, 24, 31
September 2016 7, 14, 21, 28
October 2016 5, 12, 19, 26, 28
November 2016 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 2016 7, 14, 19, 23