Operating Dates
1st January - 31st December

Blue Train

Journey Information

Running Dates Desc: All year

Journey Time Desc: 27 hours, overnight on board

Journey Length Desc: 1,600 kilometres (994 miles)

Class: Premier Dining, Luxury Day and Night

Food: Dining on board, Snacks, Hot & Cold Drinks

Locomotives: Electric Powered

Stations: Cape Town, Pretoria, Matjiesfontein, Kimberley

Cost Desc: Deluxe Double, per person

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Cape Town to Pretoria Print  Book


2018: Matjiesfontein (Northbound journey). 2 days/1 night. The Blue Train leaves Cape Town at 08.30hrs (registration at the Blue Train lounge from 06:30hrs) and arrives the next day in Pretoria at 15:00. It stops at the historic town Matjiesfontein (founded by a Scotsman which became a fashionable oasis for the rich), where guests can visit the famous Lord Milner Hotel and the old car museum. On arrival at Matjiesfontein guests are invited for a glass of sherry at the bar and the sherry glass engraved with The Blue Train logo is a memento to keep. The Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts contribute to a colonial time warp.

Guests must check in at least 1 hour before departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

2018: November 7,14,21,28. December 5,12,19,21.

 2019 New Itinerary

2019: Kimberley (Northbound journey). 3 days/2 nights. The Blue Train leaves Cape Town at 16:00hrs (registration at the Blue Train lounge from 14:30hrs) and arrives on the third day in Pretoria at 10:30hrs. Day 2 the train arrives at Kimberley Station. The bus transfers guests to the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine, a visit of historical sites and then onto an enclosed ramp at the edge of the Big Hole. Back at Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass is engraved with The Blue Train logo and is a memento for guests to keep. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs before dinner. Day 3 breakfast is served before arrival in Pretoria.

Guests must check in at least 1 hour before departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

2019: January 10,17,19,24,26,31. February 7,16,21,28. March 2,7,14,16,21,28. April 4,11,15,25. May 2,9,16,23,30. June 6,13,20,27. July 6,13,25,27. August 1,8,15,22,24,29,31. September 5,12,14,21,26. October 10,12,19,24,26,31. November 2,9,16,23,30. December 7,14,19,21.



 

Pretoria to Cape Town Print  Book


2018: Kimberley (Southbound journey): 2 days/1 night. The Blue Train departs Pretoria at 08:30 (registration at the Blue Train lounge from 06:30hrs) and arrives Cape Town at 15:00hrs the following day. Upon arrival at Kimberley Station, a bus transfers guests to the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine, a visit of historical sites and then onto an enclosed ramp at the edge of the Big Hole. Back at Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass is engraved with The Blue Train logo and is a memento for guests to keep. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs before dinner.

Guests must check in at least 1 hour before departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

2018: November 5,12,19,26. December 3,10,17,19.

 2019 New Itinerary

2019: Kimberley (Southbound journey): 3 days/2 nights. The Blue Train leaves Pretoria at 16:00hrs (registration at the Blue Train lounge from 14:30hrs) and arrives on the third day in Cape Town at 10:30hrs. Day 2 the train arrives at Kimberley Station. The bus transfers guests to the Open Mine Museum for a tour of the mine, a visit of historical sites and then onto an enclosed ramp at the edge of the Big Hole. Back at Kimberley Station guests are greeted with a glass of sherry. The sherry glass is engraved with The Blue Train logo and is a memento for guests to keep. After this exciting tour, guests are welcome to refresh themselves and enjoy aperitifs before dinner. Day 3 breakfast is served before arrival in Cape Town.

Guests must check in at least 1 hour before departure at The Blue Train lounges in Pretoria and Cape Town.

2019: January 7,14,16,21,23,28. February 4,13,18,25,27. March 4,11,13,18,25. April 1,8,12,22,29. May 6,13,20,27. June 3,10,17,24. July 3,10,22,24,29. August 5,12,19,21,26,28. September 2,9,11,18,23. October 7,9,16,21,23,28,30. November 6,13,20,27. December 4,11,16,18.


 
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