The Blue Train was born as a dream to create a journey from the Cape to Cairo early in the 20th Century. Cairo never was reached, nevertheless The Blue Train does run today from Pretoria to Cape Town on a weekly basis.
The 1,000 mile journey between Cape Town and Pretoria through some of South Africa’s most spectacular and diverse scenery takes about 30 hours. The journey operates in both directions leaving at 8.30 from either Cape Town or Pretoria and arriving at its destination at 15.00 the next day.
The luxury train has a lounge car for viewing during the journey as well as a dining car oﬀering fne dining. The train accommodates a maximum of 80 passengers in Luxury and De Luxe Suites with en suite bathrooms with either showers or baths. Butler service and free WiFi are just some of the luxury services oﬀered on this memorable journey across South Africa.