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

This is a 27-hour journey of 1,600 kilometres (994 miles) each way, through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.

Southbound, the Blue Train departs Pretoria and arrives Cape Town the following day. En route to Cape Town there is an excursion in Kimberley, where we take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.

Northbound, the Blue Train leaves Cape Town and arrives Pretoria. It stops at the historic town Matjiesfontein, where guests can visit the famous Lord Milner Hotel and the old car museum.