Project Description

The blue train
★★★★★

South Africa’s «Blue Gem»
Night train comparable to a luxury hotel, travels to the Blue Train

The Blue Train is located in Pretoria, in the city of Tswane, and is known as the administrative capital of South Africa.

Pretoria is also known as the city of Jacaranda, with jacaranda planted along the streets, parks and gardens. Jacaranda will be in full bloom in the spring of South Africa (September-November).

Start of the trip.

Register in the exclusive lounge.

The trip begins at the Blue Train Lounge in Pretoria or Cape Town.

Check-in starts 1 hour before departure and boarding closes 45 minutes before. After check-in, wait when boarding with coffee, tea, water, fruit juice and snacks.

Pre-departure Lounge Pretoria
Pre-departure Lounge Cape Town

The Salon of Pretoria is located a few meters from the ‘Train of the House’ of Pretoria, known for its fast, safe, comfortable and precise operation. HouseTrain is a rail route that includes the main business hubs between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton, Johannesburg and Tswane (Pretoria), taking advantage of the 2010 World Cup.

The Cape Town Lounge is located next to the Cape Town Train Station of the South African Passenger Railway Corporation. Cape Town Station is a long-distance bus and
It also serves as a landing area for minibuses and is a Cape Town Transport Terminal.

Travel route

The Blue Train is a luxury train that represents South Africa operating between Pretoria and Cape Town. It takes about 31 hours to travel about 1,600 km.

This trip is ideal for guests with limited time in South Africa. The southbound route from Pretoria Station includes a tour of the Mining Museum and Big Hall in the mining town of Kimberly, which drove the train and flourished during the Gold Rush in South Africa.

The route north from Cape Town station stops on the way and visits Maiquisfonten, which is designated as a National Historic Monument.

Guest room

Suite Deluxe

The sofa next to the window can be used as a bed at night. Most beds in luxury rooms are single beds. The bathroom is only a shower, but some rooms have a double bed and a bathtub.

Luxury suite

This room is larger than the Deluxe Suite. The sofa by the window can be used as a resting place during the day and as a bedroom at night. The bathroom also has a bathtub with shower, so you can enjoy the bath without haste.
There is also a Blu-ray DVD player.

Items to check before departure.

All-inclusive plan
Basically, everything is included, except caviar, French champagne and external calls. Please contact the butler for more information.

Bed
Beds can be stored, so ask the butler if you need to make the bed. There are a limited number of double bed rooms, so request earlier if you wish (due to availability, we may not be able to accommodate your request)

Butler
Blue Train Butler gives you a comfortable time with warm attention and attentive service to make your trip elegant and unforgettable. It’s a 24-hour system.

Check in
Please note that check-in is required at least one hour before check-out. Check-in takes place at the Blue Train Lounge at each station.

The children
Children under 5 years old share with their parents. Please note that there are no meals for the children’s menu. Please contact us for more details.

Dining room
All meals and snacks in room service are included in the package. Ask your butler if you need additional snacks.
Lunch and dinner are usually divided into two parts and served. (42 seats)
Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 10:00.

Disabled person / wheelchair
A Blue Train vehicle is designed for a room suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs designed specifically for the Blue Train can pass through the train aisles. Butler will help you according to your needs.

Dress code
To preserve tradition, dress up in a tie and a men’s jacket and evening gowns for women at dinner. During the day, it is elegant casual. Shorts or beach sandals cannot be inserted into the dining car.

The water
We have water in your room. If necessary, please contact the butler.

Voltage
It’ll be 220 volts. The electrical switches are located on the door table and bed.

First aid
First-aid trained personnel are on the train. In case of emergency, you can contact your doctor at the transit station.

I remember
All customers will receive a miniature blue gold watch (not available for sale) and a Blue Train Ride commemorative certificate.

Chip
The tips are distributed to all staff. At the end of the trip, place a chip box installed in the club cart.

Amenity
Amenities are provided in the bathroom.

Laundry
Limited laundry and laundry services are included. Please check with the butler if necessary.

Lounge car
The lounge car is a non-smoking area for pre-launch drinks and for dinner and afternoon tea. And the club car is a place to enjoy after dinner, cognac and Cuban cigars. The bar is open from the beginning to the end of the trip.

Luggage
There is limited luggage space in the room, so we recommend that you bring your luggage for a single night. Additional baggage will be carefully stored in the baggage cart. We also recommend that you secure your package.

Room service
Room service is free, except for a special menu.

Safety 
There is a safe in each room. Blue Train cannot be held responsible for lost baggage, so be sure to handle it yourself.

Smoking
Smoking is only possible with club carts. The rooms, living room and dining car are non-smoking areas.

Food restrictions
If you need food restrictions, please tell us at the time of booking.

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